DEVINE TENSION 

 about me 

"Devine is rural grit and glamour personified"

 

Devine Tension is Scotland’s rural goddess, presenting high energy performance, and high quality LGBTQ+ focussed events.

 

SINCE 2016, Devine has performed in venues across the country. She was previously a resident performer at Big Burns Supper’s Queer Haggis, Eden Festivals Bob’s Back Passage, Dumfries & Galloway Pride, and Regional LGBTQ+ Gathering.

 

Born under the bright lights of cosmopolitan city life in LONDON, Devine found her start at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama’s (RCSSD) quarterly event NWQ, which took place in Kilburn, North West London, at a small bar named The Good Ship.

 

Whilst studying for an honours degree in Drama, Applied Theatre & Education at RCSSD, Devine became fascinated by the development of queer culture in rural areas and, after many years of rejecting her queerness within her hometown, returned to Dumfries & Galloway.

 

IN 2018, she performed in the annual Queer Haggis cabaret at Big Burns Supper Festival. This was a flying visit, which would change the face of Queer Dumfries & Galloway forever. Later that year, she left city life behind, and returned to Dumfries, where she performed at the first annual Dumfries & Galloway Pride alongside queer legends Danny Beard & Virgin X

 

From there, things took off for Devine. 2019 saw Devine take over Dumfries & Galloway with various events across the region. Working alongside companies such as Oasis Youth CentreLGBT Youth Scotland, Catstrand Youth, The Guild Dumfries, Big Burns Supper, and The Stove Network, Devine's mission statement remained to develop an accessible LGBTQ+ nightlife culture for Dumfries & Galloway.

Devine currently resides in London (United Kingdom), and hosts a monthly residency  at The Swan, Hyde Park entitled Swan Night Only.

Club Queer at Chancers Nightclub debuted on October 23rd 2021, with a vision of presenting Dumfries & Galloway with the finest local and national queer talent, including two critically acclaimed performers from RuPaul's Drag Race UK. Queer clubland meets underground rural grit. This SOLD OUT, with much more in store for queer Dumfries & Galloway.

In 2022, Club Queer ventured towards Brighton (United Kingdom), for Brighton Fringe Festival at Club Revenge. Now in collaboration with Pack Productions, Club Queer went cross-country with three different line-ups, three themes (Sweet Sinners, Icons Only, Bubblegum), three nights, and one unforgettable experience. 

In July of 2022, Club Queer returned to Chancers Nightclub in Dumfries & Galloway with 'Lipstick 90s' alongside the powerhouse performer Vanity Milan (from RuPaul's Drag Race UK).

As well as being a fierce drag hostess, Devine is a promoter. She has booked/hosted some of the most exciting talent across the LGBTQ+ scene in the UK. 

 

From lip syncing, and high-energy dance performance, to workshops, hosting, and appearances, Devine Tension is available TO BOOK for any occasion.

 

For enquiries... CLICK HERE!

 PREVIOUS PROJECTS 

Dumfries Pride  |   Masquerade Ball   |  July 2022  |

 

The Curzon  |   Staunch (Cherry Fakewell)   |  July 2022  |

 

Chancers Nightclub  |   Club Queer: Lipstick 90s   |  July 2022  |

 

Club Revenge  |   Club Queer: Bubblegum   |  June 2022  |

 

Club Revenge  |   Club Queer: Icons Only   |  May 2022  |

 

Club Revenge  |   Club Queer: Sweet Sinners   |  May 2022  |

 

Swan, Hyde Park  |   Swan Night Only   |  May 2022  |

 

Swan, Hyde Park  |   Swan Night Only   |  March 2022  |

 

Swan, Hyde Park  |   Swan Night Only   |  February 2022  |

 

Swan, Hyde Park  |   Swan Night Only   |  January 2022  |

 

Swan, Hyde Park  |   Swan Night Only   |  October 2021  |

 

Chancers Nightclub  |   Club Queer   |  October 2021  |

 

Swan, Hyde Park  |   Swan Night Only   |  September 2021  |

Dumfries & Galloway Pride 2021 | Theatre Royal | September 2021 |

 

Swan, Hyde Park  |   Swan Night Only   |  August 2021  |

 

Summer Gardens Dumfries  |   An Evening with Devine   |  July 2021  |

 

Short Film  |   After/Hours   |  November 2020  |

 

Online Event  |   Dumfries & Galloway LGBT Plus: Hoose Perty   |  June 2020  |

 

Online Event  |   Pink Pride: Scotland   |  June 2020  |

 

Online Event  |   [Isolated] Gay Bingo: Remixed   |  May 2020  |

 

Online Event  |   [Isolated] Gay Bingo   |  April 2020  |

 

The Studio Theatre  |   Intervention (Self-Produced)   |  February 2020  |

 

Big Burns Supper  |   Doonhame & Dirty   |  January 2020  |

 

Big Burns Supper   |   Devine Tension's Gay Bingo   |  January 2020  |

 

Circle Café & Bar   |   Christmas Singalong   |  December 2019  |

 

The Guild Dumfries   |   Christmas Light Switch-On   |  December 2019  |

Dumfries & Galloway Pride 2019   |   Pride in the Park   |  September 2019  |

 

Catstrand Youth   |   Dragaoke   |  August 2019  |

 

LGBTYS   |   LGBT Regional Gathering   |  July 2019  |

The Stove Network   |   Intervention (Self-Produced)  |   July 2019  |

D&G Courier Newspaper   |   Pride Month Coverage   |   June 2019  |

Big Burns Supper   |   Queer Haggis   |   January 2019  |

Dumfries & Galloway Pride   |   Pride 2018: Main Stage   |  September 2018  |

Elektronika   |   Queer Haggis: Pride Special   |   September 2018  |

Eden Festival   |   Bobs Back Passage: Gay Bingo   |   June 2018  |

Her Upstairs  |   NWQ: Re-Freshers   |   April 2018  |

Big Burns Supper   |   Queer Haggis   |   January 2018  |

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama  |   NWQ: Final Curtain   |   November 2017  |

Rosemary Branch Theatre   |   Life's a Drag   |   June 2017  |

Her Upstairs   |   A Night with Fagulous   |   April 2017  |

The Glory   |   Lip-sync 1000 (Heat 5)   |   April 2017  |

The Good Ship  |   NWQ: Premiere   |   March 2017  |

 Training 

MetFilm School   |   MA Screenwriting  |   2020-2021

 

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama   |   BA(Hons) Drama, Applied Theatre & Education (Writing for Performance)  |   Received: First Class Honours​  |   2015-2018​

AVAILABLE FOR 

LIP SYNC PERFORMANCE 

 

HOSTING: Parties, Functions, Ladies Nights, Hen Parties. Anything, Everything.

DEVINE TENSION'S GAY BINGO: 75-Ball Bingo, with a gay twist (or two).

WORKSHOPS / SEMINARS (Subjects: Dance, Drag, Queer Performance)

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