Review: More **stars** than I have characters to play with/out of 5 – West End Eurovision @MADTrust #WestEndEurovision @shaftsbury911 @arlenephillips @mustbejp @tomallencomedy @DickyGauntlett

#Tweetingit – Sequins, costume reveals, skirt removals, questionable sexual content, bearded ladies, rollerskates, leather, 8 of the best shows in the west end, not a nul points, duff note or tech fault in sight AND LULU! An amazing evening for an incredible cause

What a night. I could not imagine a better treat than seeing 8 of the best West End casts performing on the same stage in the same night. Not only that but we had this year’s

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The flag bearers from each show

Eurovision entry, Surie, last year’s Eurovision entry, Lucie Jones, (“Fucking”) Lulu, an appearance from Leslie Joseph, Cheryl Baker, and Graham Norton, a fantastic host in Richard Gauntlett, and an amazing judging panel of  Alene Phillips, John Partridge and Tom Allen. And finally, to top it all off, it was for the amazing cause which is TheatreMAD – supporting those with HIV and AIDs.

 

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Review: ROYAL VAUXHALL 5***** @thervt ‏

#Tweetingit: Princess Diana. Freddie Mercury. Kenny Everett. Drag. Drugs. A fabulous gay bar – what more do you want? 5*

Yep, you heard right…
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‘Royal Vauxhall’ tells the alleged tale of Freddie Mercury, Kenny Everett and Princess Diana and their wild night out at one of London’s legendary gay venues, the Royal Vauxhall Tavern.Twenty years after her untimely demise and based on real accounts, Royal Vauxhall commemorates Diana’s death with a insightful play on a right royal night out.

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Review 5***** Life’s a Drag – The Cellar Door @TopsieRedfern @cellardoorzeroa

#Tweetingit – If you like a drag show – you will absolutely love this – you’ll leave smiling, probably a bit tipsy, and desperate to go back.

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Let’s face it, this is a 5* review because I love drag acts. I am not going to pretend that if you aren’t a fan of this sort of show that you will enjoy it quite as much but I would still urge you to go along and just give it a try. Topsie Redfern puts on a great show but isn’t like many other drag acts I have seen. She isn’t caustic, or cruel – she picks on people just enough, getting them involved with a sing along, encouraging them to have a bit of a dance, getting them up to serenade them or to recency the diet coke advert.

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