"Pure camp joy from start to finish!"
Back for 2023, Tuckshop are bringing Sleeping Beauty to the Harold Pinter Theatre, it’s an all drag adult panto which is pure camp joy from start to finish.
With a cast comprised of Drag Race UK queens; Kitty Scott-Claus, Victoria Scone, Michael Marouli and Kate Butch as well as some Tuckshop regulars Ophelia Love, Yshee Black, Kemah Bob and LoUis CYfer there is some true drag royalty on stage here and you don’t need to be a Drag Race fan to enjoy this festive offering.
The show is chaos from start to finish, with forgotten lines, missed choreography and lost props all taken in the stride of the Kings and Queens who are clearly used to frantic performances. A highlight of the evening is the ’12 presents from Glamazon’ song in which things go from bad to worse and it’s a laugh a minute.
Writing from Miss Mopp is incredibly well done, the show is jam packed fill of cultural references, filthy jokes and important social messages as well. There is a wonderful twist to the story which offers a more modern ending that feels suitable.
Victoria Scone perfectly emulates the panto villainess as Carabosse, showing off her spectacular signing voice with the act 2 opener of ‘I Put A Spell On You’. Victoria is a well-polished performer and really shines in this role.