ShayShay / The Bitten Peach

ShayShay (they/them) is a half-Irish half-Japanese non-binary drag performer and nightlife producer, drag artist, writer and director working to empower London’s queer community by raising marginalised voices and educating children and young people. ShayShay has produced work for the Southbank Centre, Hackney City Council, Fringe Queer Film & Arts Fest, and is one of the founders of The Bitten Peach.

The Bitten Peach (founded in 2019 by Evelyn Carnate, Lilly SnatchDragon, and ShayShay) is the London-based queer-led Pan-Asian cabaret collective made up of performers of Asian descent working in a variety of nightlife performance genres, including drag, burlesque, dance, comedy, music, and circus. Since our founding in Feb 2019, we have produced shows at The Glory, Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Underbelly Festival, National Theatre, and The Bridge Theatre. We are dedicated to increasing and diversifying Asian representation by increasing Asian participation in the cabaret scene, and creating safe spaces for queer Asians. 

Image Caption: The founders of the Bitten Peach (from left to right: Evelyn Carnate, ShayShay, Lilly SnatchDragon). Photo by Corinne Cumming