Friday, 21 June 2013

Polari: The Lost Language Of Queens

The Polari Magazine production In The Life: A History of Polari plays for one exclusive performance at London’s prestigious St James Theatre on Sunday June 23 at 3.30 pm.
On the dark streets of post-war 1950s London, a powdered queen screeched, “vada the lallies on the omee ajax”, and in so doing used a secret language, Polari, the roots of which can be traced all the way back to 11th century Saxon England.
In The Life is a staged radio performance that marries narration and sketches to explore how Polari, the rich mix of words that made up this secret verbal handshake, came into being...
Troll along, and nellyarda to how the omee-palones of a bygone era endured in a time when homosexual acts were illegal.

Go see - tis written by my mate, Chris.

Polari magazine.


  1. Oh balls, I just saw this post tonight. Is it on again anywhere?

  2. Fink they must have recorded it and will put it up as one of those new-fangled podcasts on the website.