A dazzling drag show tells the witty and poignant story of three disabled drag queens comes to Eastwood Park Theatre on 7 October.
Birds of Paradise Theatre Company presents the show, which tells the witty and poignant story of three disabled drag queens, on 7 October.
Blanche & Butch are backstage in a mist of hairspray and sequins as they reminisce about life as a troupe of disabled drag queens. Butch sings touching ballads - he's all about regrets and reflection. Blanche, all camp and pop songs, lip-syncs - well, tries to - his "unique speech pattern" means nothing ever syncs. And who's the other guy?
Inspired by Noel Greig's 2006 play "Heelz On Wheels", Blanche & Butch tells the witty and poignant story of the lives, loves and losses of the three disabled men who used to be the sensational 'Heelz n Wheelz'.
Written by Robert Softley Gale, who will star alongside Garry Robson and Kinny Gardner, Blanche & Butch is an outrageous new show that challenges the boundaries of PC, through high quality camp and original storytelling.
Directed and designed by Kenny Miller, Blanche & Butch will include original songs by Akintayo Akinbode, with live music played by Amelia Cavallo.
Talking about Blanche & Butch, Writer Robert Softley Gale said: ‘As a disabled, queer man I look to different camps to work out where I fit in to the world. Drag queens have always intrigued me.
‘Blanche & Butch is a personal and political production that surrounds three disabled drag queens. It has taken over a decade to write and looks to explore gender, identity, equality and disability through cabaret, camp songs and frocks.’
Tickets are on sale now! Bring a group of ten people and one person goes free: www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk/article/9098/Blanche--Butch
Last Updated: 28 September 2017 13:16