A summer festival of British Drag comes to London’s West End from July

A summer festival of British Drag will take place in London’s West End from July.

Drag production company TuckShop has announced TuckShop West End, running between 27 July and 8 August at the Garrick Theatre.

The season will see a line up of incredible shows including RuPaul’s Drag Race favourites Joe Black, and Ginny Lemon both take to the West End stage with solo shows while the five-star smash Gals Aloud featuring Cheryl Hole will play two gigs.

Star of current drag comedy Death Drop LoUis CYfer hosts All The Kings Men, a regal night full of Drag King excellence from Oedipussi Rex, Richard Energy, Sigi MoonLight, Len Blanco and more; the Spice Gals perform with DRAG SOS star Tete Bang and Baga Chipz will bring two nights of hilarious classic drag live with the Broads of soho – Lola Lasagne, Rose Garden, Mrs Moore and LoUis CYfer.

Charlie Hides, from Drag Race US brings their CRAZY bingo night to the stage while Born This Way, an epic tribute to Lady Gaga plays host to viral sensation Bailey J Mills, and an incredible line up including HERR, Ophelia Love, Jason Kwan, Bones and more.

The festival will also see Juno Birch and Liquorice Black bring their Absolutely Completely Normal cabaret to the West End for the first time ; a night of the spectacular Bitten Peach – the UK’s only gender-diverse Pan-Asian cabaret collective, and The Cocoa Butter Club showcasing an exciting roster of queer performers of colour.

Closing the festival will be Drag Me to the Musicals, a night of the best of theatre, with a fierce, fabulous and funny Drag Twist with some exciting special guests.

Producer Chris Clegg said: “After an incredible smash hit summer with Death Drop, I’m beyond delighted that Nica Burns and the incredible Nimax team have asked Tuck Shop back to the Garrick for the West End’s first ever drag season. This festival is showcasing all kinds of drag in the biggest and best ways!

“I hope audiences come and experience the broad scope of what the UK drag scene has to offer in a way like never before. And be sure to book four shows – you’ll get a tucking good discount!”

Tickets for individual shows start from £17.50, with audience members who purchase four shows enjoying 25% off the total price. Book online at nimaxtheatres.com

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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