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Jonny Woo presents

Jonny Woo's All Star Brexit Cabaret

  • Sat 12th Jan - 7:30pm
  • 80 mins plus interval
  • £22 / £20 concessions (+ £1.50 per transaction when tickets are posted)
Jonny Woo

Overview

Drag Superstar Jonny Woo and Olivier Award winning composer of Jerry Springer the Opera, Richard Thomas bring you this sequin spangled musical ripped straight from the headlines. This is an uproarious yet seriously glamorous satire about the referendum of 2016 and the ensuing furore of ‘Brexit’ with a star-studded cast of top Fringe talent.

‘In’ or ‘Out’? There’s a hell of a lot to sing about.

Jonny Woo’s All Star Brexit Cabaret was a smash at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018. Jonny Woo, the ‘king and queen’ of London’s alternative scene and musical theatre’s ‘enfant terrible’, Richard Thomas, have come together to write a score that is jam packed full of unforgettable songs including ‘Referendum-dumb’, ‘Swivel Eyed Loon’ and ‘The Ballot Box Ballad’.

Expect glittering star turns from Boris Johnson, Angela Merkel, Nigel Farage of course and a cameo from Theresa May. Neither Woo nor Thomas intends to bore you with the same old rhetoric or statistics, rather thrill you with hi-jinx, big laughs and unexpected emotional clout.

The show is performed by Jonny Woo, Richard Thomas, Sooz Kempner, Adam Perchard and Kevin Davies.

 

Age 16+

 

Jonny Woo is one of London’s most celebrated cult performers. Actor, writer and, of course, drag icon. Trained in theatre and dance and having cut his cabaret teeth downtown in NYC, Jonny writes, directs and performs around the world. He continues to present shows at The Soho Theatre and has shown at The ICA, The National Theatre and The Royal Opera House. He has recently toured Australia with Le Gateau Chocolat with ‘A Night At The Musicals’. He has his own performance pub ‘The Glory’ in Hackney and presents his annual ‘Un-Royal Variety’ at The Hackney Empire, which includes musical collaborations with Richard Thomas.

Richard Thomas is an Olivier-award winning composer and writer and is best known for writing and composing Jerry Springer: The Opera, which was the first-ever musical to win all four British ‘Best Musical’ awards. He also wrote the lyrics for the musical adaptation of Made in Dagenham, the libretto for 2011 smash-hit opera Anna Nicole (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; BAM, New York) as well as composing music and songs for some of comedy’s greatest practitioners including Tracey Ullman, Frank Skinner, David Baddiel, Harry Hill. He is also known for his BBC2 television series Kombat Opera Presents… which consisted of five half-hour musicals based around existing television programmes and which won two Rose D’Or awards in 2008.

 

Reviews

"Jonny Woo could stop a war with love" The Scotsman

 

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