Directed by Kylie Minogue’s creative director, featuring songs especially composed by Boy George, the latest hit show from London’s West End – Viva la Drag! – is coming to town.
Described by show producer Michael Taylor as “the ultimate girls’ night out – with added extras!” the lavish production promises a rollicking night of cross dressing comedy and musical theatre.
“It’s an outrageous party night out to die for,” says Michael, “packing in more hit songs than any other production.”
Classic hits are combined with today’s chart toppers: Single Ladies, Stop in the Name of Love, Car Wash, Get Lucky, Rolling in the Deep, Jolene, Crazy in Love, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and scores more feature.
The plot of Viva la Drag charts the rise from rags to the queens of drag of a close harmony group with a difference.
The “girl” group’s razor-tongued manager, played by Miss Sheila Simmonds, navigates band splits and solo hits, against a backdrop of backstabbing, love and tears played for laughs by four of the UK’s top drag artistes: Vicki Vivacious, Vanilla Lush, Portia De Fosse and Silver Summers.
The production comes to the Pavilion Bournemouth on 26th April, direct from a critically acclaimed West End run that attracted rave reviews from stars and national media alike. Boy George is quoted as saying “what a glittering hoot – a triumph in heels” while Gay Times calls it “sheer genius”. The Stage Newspaper describes the stars of the show as “one hell of an all-male girl group” while Time Out Magazine has named them their No1 Critics Choice.
“It’s the outrageous, fabulous must-see show of the year,” says Michael, adding that the content of the show is suitable for over-16s.