West End and international headliner and Pantomime Dame Iestyn Edwards will be talking about his memoir ‘My Tutu Went AWOL’. In this entertaining session, he will tell the “bonkers” story of barely surviving Iraq and Afghanistan and the unlikely friendship that came out of his time there.
‘My Tutu Went AWOL’ is about Iestyn’s accidental audition for Combined Services Entertainment to take his drag ballerina character on tour to Iraq and Afghanistan. He flew out on Orville the Cartoon Albatross, chivvied officers and assorted loudmouths onstage to imitate the panicked flight of Odette, the Swan Queen. And he took an unplanned flight himself when he was lippy onstage to a front-line Commando, who hoiked Iestyn out of Camp Smitty with his hand in the scruff of Iestyn’s tutu.
Come along to hear more about Iestyn’s trip and his ‘oddest of odd couple friendships’ with the Commando. You’ll have heard nothing like this before!