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Cabaret REVIEW: Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales: Together Again, Again! - ★★★★★


It’s been forty-five years since Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales have set foot on stage together. The long-endured cabaret duo have long since gone their separate ways; Jinkx becoming a faded TV movie starlet, and Major fading into musical obscurity— each of them clinging onto what scraps of fame they still have. Now, after decades of anticipation, the two of them have come together for one final reunion upon the stage. They’re together again, again!


The RuPaul’s Drag Race Star and musical prodigy Major Scales return to the UK with their most outrageously raucous show yet! Jinkx Monsoon is a hard-working single mother with ambition. Since winning Season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, she has toured the world performing her original cabaret shows with her music partner, Major Scales. The duo have also released two albums: The Inevitable Album & The Ginger Snapped. You may recognize her voice from Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe and Mighty Magiswords. Her webshow, Cool Mom, co-starring her comedy partner Nick Sahoyah, can be seen exclusively on WOW Presents Plus.


Major Scales is the evil twin of Richard Andriessen, a musician, writer and performer based in Seattle. He has written everything from award-winning New York shows on the east coast to music for amateur adult films on the west.

 

Where?

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Friday 29th April

Part of UK Tour



 

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Stewart - ★★★★★


"Jinkx Monsoon has always been my favourite of the onlsaught of drag stars who have appeared on RuPaul's now hugely popular show. The reason being she is downright hilarious, camp as Christmas and comes across as really fun.


So I was a little apprehensive going to see a show because I held her so highly I thought might be disappointed (seen some drag acts that had let me down sadly). However this turned out to be one of the funniest cabaret shows I have ever seen.


The whole show is set in the future and is a look back at Jinkx and her musical partner Major Scales having a look at the highlights of their career. So what you have here is Jinkx playing a faded old bitter star still hanging on to the limelight. Imagine just how camp and funny that will be and it's even more than what you can picture!


There's great banter with Major Scales (he knows his place in this show but is of course, outstanding as well) and the comedy is just so twisted and hilarious, the comic timing and placement of the jokes is a total riot. With the ending(s) of their hit song (the lead song of Lady Gag's sequel, A Star is Born 2: Afterbirth) a highlight and had me in absolute tears.

Added to this the singing is wonderful , Jinkx Monsoon also has a tremendous vocal range and she knocks it out the park everytime! The pacing of the entire production was great and Jinkx looked absolutely gorgeous!


Now!?! A Warning!?! Its one of the funniest, campest, fabulously surreal cabaret experiences you'll ever experience - Jinkx Monsoon cements her legendary status! I will definitely be booking a ticket for her next visit to Scotland!'








 

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