Joey Arias

Soho Theatre & Earl Dax present

Joey Arias

  • Thu 3 – Sat 12 October, 9.30pm
  • Thu 3 £10 preview, Fri 4 – Sat 5 & Fri 11 – Sat 12 £20 (£17.50), Mon 7 – Thu 10 £15 (£12.

‘Eerie, entrancing, filthy and phenomenally talented, Arias is not to be missed. Time Out

‘Makes Lady Gaga look like Greta Van Sustern.’ New York Times

A fixture of New York City’s vibrant downtown performance scene for over 30 years, Joey Arias is a bona fide NYC icon.

Arias lived and worked with legendary musician Klaus Nomi until Nomi’s death in 1983. However, he has long since stepped out of Nomi’s shadow to gain fame in his own right as a performance artist, cabaret singer and drag artist. From outrageous performances at seminal New York nightclubs Jackie 60 and Squeezebox to the now-legendary nights at Bar d’O where he held court with Raven-O and Sherry Vine, Arias has distinguished himself with scandalous wit, sleek style and an extraordinary voice… evocative of Lady Day yet uniquely his own.

For ages 18+
Running time: Approx 60 minutes

Premium Table Seats
Reserve a prime location table for up to four people with a pitcher of beer or a bottle of wine for just £20 extra; to book, please call our box office on 020 7478 0100.

‘Eerie, entrancing, filthy and phenomenally talented, Arias is not to be missed. Time Out

‘Makes Lady Gaga look like Greta Van Sustern.’ New York Times

‘Joey Arias is a demigod of the demimonde.’ Time Out New York

‘Eat your heart out Madonna.’ New York Times

‘…romantic, post-modern, transgender wonder…’ New York Cool

‘In a set which spans rock, Phil Spector girl group, Burt Bachaarach and a generous allowance of Billie Holiday interpretations which have seen him hailed a 21st Century ‘channel’, [Arias is] utterly convincing at bubblegum sweetness, contemplative balladry, pure jazz improvisation and, in the show-stopping and radically rearranged ‘Strange Fruit,’ Holidays’ powerful elegy about racist lynchings, a raspy bluesy howl.’ Out There

‘[Arias] makes memories. The kind that last for a lifetime.’ – Sundance Channel, Sunfiltered blog