Edinburgh Fringe

For Queen and Country

For Queen and Country. Neil Summerville
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Most tickets cost £12. To book visit the official Fringe website or contact the venue:

Venue

358: Army @ The Fringe
Room: Drill Hall

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Major Denis Rake MC was an actor recruited by Churchill's Special Operations Executive to spy on the Nazis in occupied Paris during WW2. Denis was told to be discreet, so he became a drag queen entertaining Nazi officers in a Parisian nightclub! Writer/director Paul Stone discovered Denis' story while making the BBC TV programme Secret Agent Selection and shines a light on the contribution of the LGBT+ community to WW2. Neil Summerville, 'a beautifully nuanced performer' (WhatsOnStage.com) brings Denis to life through comedy, drama and song.

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The drag queen who helped defeat Hitler

Gay musical comedy performer Major Denis Rake was recruited by the secret services to spy on the Nazis during World War II.

The Edinburgh Reporter, 3rd July 2022

Performances

Date Time Venue
5th Aug 20:30 Army @ The Fringe (Drill Hall)
6th Aug 20:30 Army @ The Fringe (Drill Hall)
7th Aug 20:30 Army @ The Fringe (Drill Hall)
9th Aug 20:30 Army @ The Fringe (Drill Hall)
10th Aug 20:30 Army @ The Fringe (Drill Hall)
11th Aug 20:30 Army @ The Fringe (Drill Hall)
12th Aug 20:30 Army @ The Fringe (Drill Hall)
13th Aug 20:30 Army @ The Fringe (Drill Hall)
14th Aug 20:30 Army @ The Fringe (Drill Hall)

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