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Sybil to return for Pride event

The sound of Diana Ross, Beyoncé and Madonna will be part of a performance designed to mark gay Pride events this weekend.

Sybil Barrington, the Queen of Bermuda, will take to the stage with fellow drag artists to entertain residents and visitors.

Mark Anderson, the man behind the diva, explained: “I was looking at it as an avenue, that with it being Bermuda's first Pride you've got people flying in for the event and you've got to have things offered for them within the gay community.

“You can't have people flying to a country for gay Pride and then go to a straight event ... you've got to have a gay dance, you've got to have a show.

“You've got to offer stuff to these people.” Mr Anderson added: “I knew in my mind that I had to create a show for the gay community — visitors as well as locals that are here in Bermuda.

“It's on the Sunday, just to cap the weekend. I'm going to give people something to do as far as entertainment after they go to the beach or maybe brunch, they have something to do that night.”

Mr Anderson, who has been performing since the 1980s, emphasised the show, at Hamilton City Hall from 8pm, was not just for LGBT people.

But he added it was an “adult” event suitable for those aged 18 and over.

The entertainer said: “You're going to see a lot of high-class drama, a different variety of acts, of characters.

“You're going to see Diana Ross, you're going to see Madonna, you're going to see Beyoncé, Patti LaBelle and the rest is surprises.”

The show, Sybil's Dynamic Female Impersonators, will also feature island comedians.

Mr Anderson added: “It's a Pride edition, not an official Pride event and it's to bring more awareness, for the community to enjoy entertainment for the Pride weekend. Even though it's unofficial as far as the Pride event, it will be the first drag show for Bermuda's first Pride.”

Tickets cost $55 and are available from www.bdatix.bm

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Published August 27, 2019 at 9:00 am (Updated August 27, 2019 at 2:57 pm)

Sybil to return for Pride event

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