News: Drag festival Tuck Shop West End announced

June 30, 2021
News: Drag festival Tuck Shop West End announced

The first ever summer festival of British Drag is set to sashay its way into the West End! Tuck Shop West End will play at the Garrick Theatre from 27 July to 8 August.

The show will feature plenty of Drag Race favourites, the best of the Drag King scene, gigs from Gals Aloud and the Spice Gals, plus diverse cabaret, Drag bingo and more!

TuckShop is the UK’s only specialist production company devoted to all things Drag, including the 2019 sell-out panto Cinderella and the acclaimed Death Drop. This will mark the first time the West End has hosted this celebration of talent.

Expect to see RuPaul’s Drag Race favourites Joe Black and Ginny Lemon in solo shows; the five-star smash Gals Aloud featuring Cheryl Hole; star of Death Drop LoUis CYfer hosting All The Kings Men, a regal night full of Drag King excellence from Oedipussi Rex, Richard Energy, Sigi MoonLight, Len Blanco and more; plus the Spice Gals perform with DRAG SOS star Tete Bang.

Baga Chipz brings 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; 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.

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. The festival climaxes on 8 August with 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.

With the huge rise in Drag popularity over the last ten years, TuckShop is at the forefront of UK Drag culture, coming hot off the heels of Chris’s fifteen years of experience in the West End as a producer, theatre manager, and marketing expert. As well as creating bespoke productions and producing nationwide tours, TuckShop also represent some of the UK’s best Drag talent, raising their profile through branding, promotion and regular bookings.

With new productions in development, an ever expanding roster of headline performers and our new online store, TuckShop works tirelessly to give Drag the leg-up it deserves.

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