Wed 22nd Mar 2023

Time: 8:00pm


Man Up is back! The biggest and boldest Drag King battle in all of Europe!

It’s time for our glorious Kingdom to expand and once again The Glory is throwing down the gauntlet over a muscle-bound 8 week competition in the hunt for its heroic new leader!

Expect to be provided with show-stopping talent including performance art, comedy, song, spoken word, clowning and, of course, lip-synching! The winner will be awarded £1000, but as always, the contest is a great springboard for new talent to perform on The Glory stage, the ever-expanding King scene and also with us at the National Theatre and other events The Glory puts together over the year.

Each week we invite performers, journalists, Man Up Alumni, and celebs to judge and celebrate the contestants along with your hosts Chiyo & Don One who will preside over proceedings.

Get your show, get your costume and get on that stage… it’s all down to you to MAN UP!


Heat 1: 22nd March

Heat 2: 29th March

Heat 3: 5th April

Heat 4: 12th April

Heat 5: 19th April

Heat 6: 26th April

Heat 7: 3rd May

Heat 8: 10th May

Doors: 5pm / Show: 8pm sharp / FREE ENTRY 

To register your interest in competing, receive full instructions and to book your place in one of our heats please email:

Please note The Glory is a safe space for all LGBTQ+ people and allies – come as you are, and you will be celebrated. However, transphobia, homophobia, racism, misogyny or any other form of hate speech will not be tolerated under any circumstances – and we reserve the right to ask disrespectful audience members to leave without refund.