Rodent De Cay wins The Glory’s Lipsync drag contest

Benedict Stewardson emerged as the firm favourite, performing as his alter ego, Rodent De Cay

Benedict Stewardson emerged as the firm favourite, performing as his alter ego, Rodent De Cay - Credit: Archant

Rodent Decay has emerged as the most fabulous ‘faux femme’ on the circuit, wining the £1,000 prize in the final of Lipsync 1000.

Over the course of eight weeks, over 100 acts dazzled the judges at The Glory pub in Kingsland Road with their ability to mouth lyrics to pop tunes.

Benedict Stewardson emerged as the firm favourite, performing as his alter ego, Rodent De Cay, singing 4 Degrees by transgender singer Anohni, mixed up with words from Caryl Churchill’s fantasy play The Skryker.

Spokesman for the pub, Jack Cullen, said: “Dressed like a giant supernatural fairy or perhaps moth, Rodent used lighting and large sweeps of fabric to create an apocalyptic effect.

“The judges were completely transported by the performance and the crowds in The Glory went crazy too.


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“The attention to detail on Rodent’s outfit was fantastic too, using burnt out match sticks as false eyelashes and charcoal to paint long gloves onto his arms.”

Some of the finalists will join The Glory’s co-owners Jonny Woo and John Sizzle at Glastonbury, where they will perform onstage at the gay disco house club NYC Downlow.

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