Starring Ru-Paul US drag legends Willam and Ra’Jah O’Hara alongside Drag Race UK Star Vinegar Strokes and Drag Race Down Under star Karen from Finance with a full cast of leading drag performers including writer Holly Stars, Death Drop is the Smash-Hit, Five Star, Drag Murder Mystery direct from the West End.
Set in 1991, a gaggle of guests gather on the mysterious Tuck Island for a dinner party like no other. The tension rises as the outrageous guests reveal their questionable pasts and hidden secrets. As the ferocious finger pointing and savage speculation begins, one by one they sashay away, until at the last, nerve-shredding, side-splitting moment we find out who-dunnit!
‘A Dazzling and delightfully camp comedy’ that is ‘Jam-packed with hilarious one liners’, Death Drop is the guaranteed laugh-out-loud comedy we all need right now and this rampant, raucous, ridiculous romp of a murder mystery serves up all the drama, comedy, twists and turns you’ll ever need!
King's Theatre, Edinburgh
Until Saturday 20th November
MIX UP REVIEWS:
Stewart - ★★★★★
'This totally bonkers, gaudy, camp murder mystery is one of the wildest nights you'll have in the theatre. Yes it contains some well known drag stars of RuPaul's Drag Race but this gloriously daft, hilarious performance entirely deserves it's own merits.
The play is written by Holly Stars and she sets the tale in 1991 - which provides ample laughs for naffness - crispy pancakes anyone? Holly Stars herself is an absolute riot in 3 separate roles as the staff members who come to help Vinegar Strokes' Madame on the night where a number of guests have been invited along to celebrate the anniversary of Charles & Diana.
The cast of drag queens and kings are fantastic, all each providing their own quirky physicality and characterisations and everyone gets a well deserved laugh throughout.
If you want to see what a John Waters style take on Agatha Christie would be - go see this!
On a side note, the theatre recommends this for Age 12+ - I would maybe lift that a little to 14+ - it wears it's rudeness delightfully on its garish sleeve! You've been warned!"
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