Lenna Cumberbatch is the creator of King of the Castle
Lenna (a.k.a. Leon DaLuva or Uncle Lenny) won her first crown at the Winter is a Drag Ball in Vermont in 1998 which she attended under duress and in a Gangster suit. However, the Kingdom called and she found herself at the launch party of the Drag King book in the summer of 1999 in the Black Cap in London. Two crowns later and Lenna thought it was time the Drag King took his rightful place in the spotlight.
The idea for King of the Castle came about whilst Lenna was living in the Elephant & Castle area of South East London. It was time for a competition, and it seemed like the perfect name. 2008 saw the very first competition and the beginning of what has become a popular event.
Drag King Workshops
Lenna also runs Drag King workshops and has travelled throughout England showing astounded crowds how to walk like a man! Use the form to the side to get in touch and book your workshop.