Prom Kween heads to Underbelly Edinburgh

Prom Kween musical

Prom Kween is the comedy musical based on the true story of Matthew Crisson, the first ever non binary kid to win the US high school title of Prom Queen and the bitches who tried to stand in the way. Part parody, part homage to the American High School genre Prom Kween has an original book and score by musical comedy award-winning duo Rebecca Humphries and Joanna Cichonska. Prom Kween also satirises modern day America and Its contradictioons when it comes to what is acceptable. This is a country whose President wants to build a border wall with Mexico, whilst the highest rating reality programme is a race to become America’s next drag superstar. Prom Kween celebrates these contradictions whilst ripping it to shreds. Prom Kween’s cast will include (in alphabetical order) William Donaldson (Boris Got Buggered, Theatre Delicatessen), Rebecca Humphries (Pomona, National Theatre/Royal Exchange/Orange Tree), Daniel Millar (The Play That … Read more

DeLorean – the man who inspired ‘that’ car inspires play

DeLorean play Jon Ivay Edinburgh Festival

Delorean, a new play by Jon Ivay tells the incredible true story of the man behind the iconic car from the Back To The Future films will play at the Assembly Ballroom as part of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. DeLorean tells the back story of the car made famous by the films, when one man’s dream of an ethical sports car turned into one of the most controversial and embarrassing moments in British government funding history. In the summer of 1978, John DeLorean received an astonishing £54 million from the British government to build a car manufacturing plant in Northern Ireland. Four years later and a further £30 million, it was all gone. The dream lay in ruins, with John DeLorean arrested for cocaine trafficking on a staggering scale. This play tells the story of what happened. Cory Peterson will play John DeLorean, alongside a cast of Mark Barrett, Charles … Read more

Meet the new cast of The Toxic Avenger the Musical

The Toxic Avenger tickets at the Arts Theatre

Producers have announced the new cast for the West End transfer of acclaimed musical The Toxic Avenger. The acclaimed musical which played a sell-out season at the Southwark Playhouse will get its Scottish premiere with a run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe before transferring to the Arts Theatre in London for a limited ten week run. Joining Mark Anderson, who returns after starring to great acclaim as Melvin/Toxie in the original London production, are: Natalie Hope, Emma Salvo, Oscar Conlon-Morrey and Ché Francis with Peter Bindloss and Sophia Lewis as swings/understudies. The hysterical cult musical is based on Lloyd Kaufman’s 1984 cult comedy schlock-horror Troma film The Toxic Avenger. The Toxic Avenger The Musical tells the story of the citizens of Tromaville who are crying out for a hero. Enter nerdy Melvin Ferd the Third, an aspiring earth scientist, determined to clean up the state’s major toxic waste problem. When … Read more

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