This April, a full-blown drag takeover is in effect in Birmingham, with performances from Drag Race favourites Jinkx Monsoon and Adore Delano as well as Fifi la True, the drag persona of Jamie Campbell (the inspiration for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie).
Drag: Adore Delano: “A Pizza Me” Tour
The first RuPaul’s Drag Race superstar to grace the stage in Birmingham this April is everyone’s favourite grunge goddess Adore Delano. Since instantly becoming a fan-favourite when she reached the top three in her season back in 2014, she has gone on to conquer the world with her own original music and infectious charm – having released three studio albums in the years following her stint on Drag Race. Bringing her one-woman show ‘A Pizza Me’ to the Glee Club, she’ll be revealing behind the scenes stories from life on tour and performing some of her favourite songs. Her last tour sold out so get your tickets now to avoid missing out!
Tue 2 Apr, Glee Club Birmingham, 70 Hurst Street, Birmingham, B5 4TD, Doors 7:30pm, prices vary, www.glee.co.uk
Film: The Kids Are Alright
One of this month’s offerings from the Journey Film Club is The Kids Are Alright. Starring Julianne Moore, Annette Bening and Mark Ruffalo, the film follows a lesbian couple who have brought up two children thanks to an anonymous sperm donor. When daughter Joni and son Laser get curious about their heritage, chaos ensues.
Tue 2 Apr, Journey Film Club, Birmingham LGBT Centre, 38/40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ, 7:30pm, FREE, www.journeyfilmclub.co.uk
Drag: Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: The Ginger Snapped
From one worldwide drag success story to another, crowned champion of Drag Race Season 5 and loveable songstress Jinkx Monsoon brings ‘The Ginger Snapped’ to Birmingham Town Hall. Along with her sidekick, lyrical genius Major Scales, the pair return to the stage to showcase music from their new album following a totally sold-out show last year. Both fantastic entertainers and seasoned performers, they promise a show that is ‘therapy you can dance to’ and are sure to leave their mark in Birmingham this month.
Wed 3 Apr, Birmingham Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B3 3DQ, 8pm, prices vary, www.thsh.co.uk
Drag: Why Isn’t Everybody Talking About Fifi?
The next drag show to land in Birmingham this April is none other than Fifi la True, the drag persona of Jamie Campbell – the inspiration for hit West End musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. ‘Why Isn’t Everybody Talking About Fifi?’ is loosely based around Jamie’s story from the perspective of Fifi who has been left in the shadows since the success of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and is determined to make room for herself in the spotlight. With high-energy, high-kicking choreography and countless costume changes, she’ll make sure that Fifi is the name on everybody’s lips.
Sat 6 Apr, The Nightingale Club, 18 Kent Street, Birmingham, B5 6RD, 7pm, £10, www.fixr.co
Drag: Pandora Boxx
The third and final Drag Race alum to sashay into Birmingham this April is none other than Season Two’s Miss Congeniality and All-Star, Pandora Boxx. She’s here to show us just why she made such a lasting impression on the world all the way back in 2010 when Season Two aired (besides that iconic Snatch Game performance as Carol Channing). Don’t miss this quirky queen do her thing at Nightingales for a night to remember.
Sat 20 Apr, The Nightingale Club, 18 Kent Street, Birmingham, B5 6RD, 7pm, prices vary, www.tickettailor.com
Published on: Thu 21 Mar 2019