Victor/Victoria is the wonderful gender bending musical currently in production at London Bridge’s Southwark Playhouse.
The Little Dog Laughed is an excellent, well written play flitting between New York and LA, and tells the story of Mitchell (Rupert Friend), Diane (Tamsin Greig), Alex (Harry Lloyd) and Ellen (Gemma Aterton), satirising Hollywood and its attitudes towards its stars, their lovers and those that fall between
Megan Mullally & Supreme Music Program has descended onto the Vaudeville Theatre, the first time the lady from Will & Grace and her posse have performed outside of the United States. With a mixture of alternative jazz, rhythm n blues and swing, this songstress proves that she has more talents than meets the eye.
Take five talented Drag Queens, mix in a plethora of past and present Divas and you have ‘Drag Divas’, on at The Arts Theatre in the West End.
According to their website, The Supreme Fabulettes are the next big thing in sophisticated entertainment. After their sell-out performance tonight, it would be fair to say that there is something uniquely special about this trio, whose energies and vigour are as impressive as the costumes and vocal arrangements.
Miss Vanilla Lush, Miss Mary Mac and Miss Vicki Vivacious are three talented drag artistes who have teamed up with some heavyweights in the music business and the result is an exciting, unpredictable and, at times, poignant evening with a heavy nod to nostalgia.
Their show, ‘The Supreme Fabulettes in Love, Rhythm and Tears’, is the group’s first full-length production and is a breathtaking tour of Motown and contemporary songs, dressed head to toe in stunning couture costumes.
Hit songs we know and love come thick and fast, and there are some surprising mash-ups keeping the action at full speed, most notably ‘Proud Mary’ mixed with ‘Rolling In The Deep’.
What makes this a stand-out is that all three are strong singers. Vanilla Lush has a retro feel to her voice, so her version of ‘Crying Game’ is particularly moving. Mary Mac is a belter, and my god can she hold a tune. Vicki Vivacious is the sexy siren of the group, with a voice that stands on its own in party mode. Put them all together and their tight harmonies lift the roof. Their choreography is not too demanding, until halfway through the second act when their ability to move and sing simultaneously is pushed to the max. And guess what? They cope admirably.
This is an imaginative, inventive show with super musical arrangements from John Themis, who has worked with Rod Stewart, Gabrielle, Sugababes and Kylie, to name a few. The terrific vocal arrangement is headed by Terry Ronald, who has worked with some big names too, such as Danni Minogue, Girls Aloud, The Wanted and Elaine Paige. Beautiful costumes are designed by Stevie Stewart who has worked on Kylie’s and Britney’s tours. With these people working together it would appear The Supreme Fabulettes have got legs to go very far – and what a set of pins each of them have.
Check out their website www.supremefabulettes.com for new date but be warned, this group have a very loyal fan base, rightly so, and wherever they perform is packed to the rafters so arrive early and bag yourself a seat. It may be high camp, and may not appeal to everybody, but with standing ovations, repeat encores and the audience up on their feet dancing, there is no denying that the star’s enthusiasm and love of their art is as infectious to the audience as a baby’s laugh. Just Go!
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