Panti Bliss – national treasure, accidental activist and performance legend – brings her smash hit stand-up show, High Heels in Low Places, to Ballymaloe Grainstore on Saturday 25 March. Her warm and wicked evening of outrageously fun tales has played to rave reviews and chock-a-block houses across Ireland and internationally. Critics called it ‘hilarious’ (Hot Press) with a non-stop flow of ‘impeccable one-liners’ (The Evening Herald). Charting brushes with infamy, near misses with fame, and adventures in the seedy underbelly, the ‘High Queen of Ireland’ invites audiences into her ultra-padded, hyper-real, stiletto-shaped world, as she swaps stories from the gutter and trades secrets of the stars. Panti landed herself in the middle of a media storm christened ‘Pantigate’ that rocked Ireland in 2014. Soon after, she became a YouTube sensation when a speech she made about homophobia – described as ‘the most eloquent Irish speech’ in 200 years by Irish Times columnist Fintan O’Toole – went viral. It was broadcast around the world, debated in parliament and even remixed by the Pet Shop Boys – sparking a powerful conversation about equality. High Heels in Low Places is Panti’s riotous stand-up show about life after ‘Pantigate’. Come join Auntie Panti as she embraces you in her over-inflated bosom and promises that you can ask her anything. Tickets for Panti Bliss in Ballymaloe Grainstore on Saturday 25 March are €25. They can be booked on www.ballymaloegrainstore.com or on 021 465 2531.