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Fame Whore
New Writing + LGBT

Fame Whore

Becky wants to be famous. Becky deserves to be famous. Becky has to be famous.

Becky wants to be famous. Becky deserves to be famous. Becky has to be famous.

When drag artist Becky Biro is told they need a larger following to be considered for international TV hit ‘The Drag Factor’, Becky can smell success. She will do whatever it takes to get there, then reap the rewards of her inevitable stardom. Well that's the plan, at least. What could possibly go wrong?

From the writer of the multi-award winning Velvet comes an outrageous, fast-paced dark comedy, laced with irreverent humour and cabaret songs. Fame Whore holds a mirror up to our desperate desire for relevance, the lengths we may go to get there, and how we, as a community, hold someone to account for their misguided actions.

CAST & CREATIVES

Becky Biro performed by Gigi Zahir

Written by Tom Ratcliffe
Lyrics by Gigi Zahir
Directed by Tom Ratcliffe
Assistant Directed by Sophia Utria
Produced by Sarah Allen
Assistant Produced by Harris Albar

Stage Managed by Naomi Denny
Assistant Stage Managed by Bethany Gemmell
Sound Designed by Jac Cooper
Lighting Designed by Hugo Dodsworth
Movement Directed by Ruth Anna Phillips
Costume by Miss Jake 
Backing tracks by Mark Fenton 
Projection realisation by Frances Ashton

Photography by Holly Revell
Videography by Jayd Kent

British Sign Language interpretation by Ali Gordon

Ticket Price

£15 - £29

WHEN

5th October - 29th October

WHERE

King's Head Theatre

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REVIEWS

Praise for writer-director Tom Ratcliffe

'The crackle of the piece comes from Ratcliffe’s snappy and charismatic
delivery.... engaging and important.'
 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Stage

‘Ratcliffe is proving to be a significant new voice in LGBTQ+ theatre’  ⭐⭐⭐⭐  Reviews Hub

Praise for Gigi Zahir

'The humour in this production is well and truly delivered by Gigi
Zahir who is exceptional'
   London Theatre Reviews

'Gigi Zahir’s fourth wall shattering Drag Queen steals the show with
their intoxicating charisma'
   The Indiependent

YOUR VISIT

This production is approximately 75 minutes without an interval.

There will be a British Sign Language interpretation alongside the shows on the 12th and 13th of October. 

There will be captions alongside all performances from the 18th October to the 22nd of October.

This production uses strong language, flashing lights and themes of homophobia and transphobia.


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