Dazzling drag show Blanche and Butch comes to Eastwood Park Theatre

A dazzling drag show tells the witty and poignant story of three disabled drag queens comes to Eastwood Park Theatre on 7 October.

Dazzling drag show Blanche and Butch comes to Eastwood Park Theatre

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

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