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Language Unbecoming a Lady reveals how ‘Robert in accounts’ became The Divine Diana

31st January, 2016
Myles Breen in Language Unbecoming a Lady

In his dressing room after a performance, the drag queen The Divine Diana says a prayer to his holy trinity: St Danny La Rue, St Judy and St Liza. As Diana undresses, Robert, her alter ego, unzips his life story in this exuberant and touching exploration of belonging and the gap between our interior and exterior lives.

Growing up in rural Limerick in the 1970s, Robert always knew that he was different and, against a...

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