Drag race is on for Ruby Slippers tickets
The Drag race is on, as tickets have already sold out for the first performances of the debut LGBT play by new theatre company Break A Leg Productions, which went on sale in November. The Ruby Slippers is a play about love, friendship, laughter, prejudice and identity, taking theatregoers on a real rollercoaster of emotions.
The show is being piloted at The Lantern Theatre Liverpool, on Saturday 20 February 2016 with two sell-out performances at 5pm and 8pm, now has an extra performance has been added on Sunday 21 February at 5pm, all tickets are £10.50. There are further plans to move the show to venues across the region in the near future.
Raz is on top of the world, owner of drag club, The Ruby Slippers. He has met Ryan, who he believes is the man of his dreams. However, all is not as it seems. A rival club has opened and Ryan has a secret that will change everything.
This exciting new two-act comedy drama comes from Break a Leg Productions’ writers Emma Culshaw and David Paul, and directed by Jackie Downey and explores a strong subject matter rarely seen on stage in theatre.
Writers Emma Culshaw and David Paul commented: “When creating The Ruby Slippers our main aim was to write an honest story that showed the highs and lows of being in love when there are difficult obstacles to cross. We have a brilliant, talented cast and rehearsals are going well. We are delighted with the initial response to the tickets going on sale at The Lantern Theatre, the play also tackles transgender issues and is fitting that we launched the play around Transgender Day of Remembrance in November. We hope audiences love what we have set out to achieve, by creating a play full of compassion, humour and outrageous one-liners but with a strong underlying message.”
The talented cast is led by James Rogerson as Raz and Jamie Christopherson as Ryan, they are joined by Debra Redcliffe (Helen), Emma Vaudrey (Laura), Owen Richard Farrow (Destiny), and Jordan Simms (Phoenix).
Business is poor at The Ruby Slippers. The club is losing money to a rival drag club in town called ‘Nine Inches’, which is not only stealing Raz’s punters – but also his star acts, Drag Queens Phoenix and Destiny. Raz is hopelessly in love with his flat mate and barman, Ryan. The feeling is mutual. However, Ryan has a secret, known only by his mother Helen, who supports her son’s decision and encourages him to tell Raz the whole truth.
So put on your high heels and hold on tight for a riotous, glamourous, comical, yet emotional evening in The Ruby Slippers nightclub where the truth is about to be revealed.