Dust off your sequins and spend some time with drag queen royalty in Expenses Only The Musical! onstage at The Phil Starr Pavilion, Brighton as a part of LGBT History Month and The B RIGHT ON LGBT Community Festival.
This new musical has been written by Andrew Stark, the writer of the Alternative Pantomime which has played to sold out audiences in Brighton for the last 10 years.
The story follows the adventures of Simon, aka Gloria Whole, who has organised many Pride Cabaret Tents over the years, but this year might be his most challenging yet!
Six Drag Queens, one stage manager and a long-forgotten female vocalist join forces as they prepare to entertain a small crowd, in a small village in the UK as they hold their first ever Gay Pride event.
They struggle through egos, failed dreams, sound issues, costume dramas, out of control tambourines and high heels to bring you a glimpse of what happens backstage at Pride. It comes complete with catchy tunes, dazzling costumes and contains more sequins than your recommend daily allowance.
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and maybe even both at the same time.
The show stars, Eva Iglesias, a touring female vocalist and seen on TV in Britain’s Got Talent. Jon Hughes is maybe better known as his alter ego Sally Vate and appears as Dame in pantomime.
Ben Hathaway, tours the UK as his Drag persona Lucinda Lashes, Ben was also a blue coat entertainer.
Chris Magdziarz performed in the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, he has appeared in countless musicals and choreographed many more.
Christopher Howard has appeared in West End musicals such as Cats and Les Miserables and tours the UK in his one man Magic of the Musicals tribute show.
Vocalist Jason Palmer has appeared in many stage musicals while Grant Collingwood-Trewin a newcomer to the cabaret scene, plays Lulu Delish and can be seen entertaining audiences weekly at the Dreamboys show in Bournemouth.
Peter Reid, also known in Brighton by his Drag name Candi Rell, has in previous years helped run the Brighton Pride Cabaret Tent so is no stranger to the demands of Drag Queens! He’s ready… are you?
Richard Boaste Kelly directs this stellar cast with choreography by Chris Magdziarz and lighting by Beverley Grover.
Produced for the stage by Andy Dunton in association with the B RIGHT ON LGBT Community Festival.
The cast look forward to seeing you under the big top in Brighton in February 2018 for a rare glimpse into the crazy and beautiful world of the backstage Pride Cabaret Tent!
The Phil Starr Pavilion is a multi functional, fully accessible, heated performance, conference and community space with a licensed bar which is located on Victoria Gardens, Brighton opposite the historic Royal Pavilion.
Event: Expenses Only The Musical! by Andrew Stark
Where: Phil Starr Pavilion, Victoria Gardens, Brighton BN1 1WN
When: Friday, February 23
Cost: £15 (plus booking fee)
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