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Courtney Act and Monét X Change announce West End comedy drag show Death Drop

Hitting London's glittering West End this December!

2020-10-12

Courtney Act and Monét X Change are to star in Death Drop, a new socially distanced comedy show at London's iconic Garrick Theatre, it has been announced.

Launching 3 December 2020, the RuPaul's Drag Race alumni will be supported by an an array of drag talent in the murder mystery comedy, including Kemah Bob, LoUis CYfer, Anna Phylactic, Holly Stars and Vinegar Strokes.

Courtney will play 80s pop sensation Shazza, while Monét is as Summer Raines, a glamorous American weather girl living in London. Tickets are on sale here from just £24.40.

In a statement, Celebrity Big Brother winner Courtney said: “I can’t wait to get back onto a stage in front of real people this Christmas and I especially can’t wait to make my West End debut in Death Drop! It’s such a hilarious show and it’s just what we all need after months of being locked away. The Garrick Theatre, I’m coming for you!”

 
 
 
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Monét meanwhile added: "Let’s see, you have Monét X Change, Courtney Act, and a full cast of drag stars!? Ms. Thing, Death Drop is an absolutely brilliant show and I am super excited to perform it in London’s fabulous West End!”

Describing the plot of the show, a rep said: "It's 1991 and a gaggle of guests gather on Tuck Island for a soirée like no other. The tension rises as the outrageous guests reveal their suspicious and sordid pasts, and one by one they sashay away, until at the last, nerve-shredding, side-splitting moment the surviving guests find out who-dunnit!"

Sounds a bit like Cluedo...but where every character is basically Miss Scarlet.

 
 
 
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Directed by Jesse Jones, Death Drop will play from 3 December 2020. Tickets are priced from £15 and available now.

For more information, visit deathdropplay.com.

"Pop those legs in some large heels"

The show is masterminded by TuckShop, the UK’s only drag specialist theatre production company. In 2019 they presented Cinderella starring Baga Chipz, the UK’s first ever all drag pantomime in the West End which sold out its run.

TuckShop Creative Director and Producer Christopher D. Clegg said: “We are very proud to present Death Drop this December at the Garrick! Bringing genuine drag to the West End on such a large scale, and in such a historic way has always been our goal with TuckShop. We have been developing this hilarious piece over the last year, and are delighted to be working with Trafalgar Theatre Productions to help this brand new piece of theatre find its legs, and then pop those legs in some large heels.”



COVID-19 measures taken by the Garrick Theatre will include reduced capacity, sanitation, face coverings and track and trace, contactless tickets, temperature testing and the deep clean and sanitation of the theatre.

For 'Death Drop' tickets click here now.

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