Expenses only-The Musical
Friday, February 23rd
Dust off your sequins and get ready to spend time with Drag Queen Royalty in Expenses Only The Musical! Onstage at The Phil Starr Pavilion, Brighton February 23rd 2018 as a part of the 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 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 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. Jason Palmer is a vocalist that has appeared in many stage musicals. Grant Collingwood-Trewin is a newcomer to the cabaret scene, as Lulu Delish he can be seen entertaining audiences weekly at the Dreamboys show in Bournemouth. Peter Reid is also known in Brighton by his Drag name Candi Rell, in previous years he has 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. Lighting by Beverley Grover. Produced for the stage by Andy Dunton in association with the B Right On LGBT Community Festival.
Tickets are £15 each (plus Eventbrite booking fee) and can be booked from www.brigtonlgbtfestival.com
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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, BN1 1WN.
We 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!'
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The event runs from 7:30pm to 10:00pm on the following dates.
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