Glitterball Autumn Tour
Until 15 October
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Lead cast members dancing.

Dazzling saris, grand Bollywood lip-sync dance numbers and queues of adoring fans – for Miss Meena this is all now a distant memory. The once famous and fabulous drag queen has lost his sparkle and like his nightclub is washed up and out of date.

The punters have gone and whilst the other drag queens are strutting their high-heels elsewhere, property developers are circling like vultures waiting for Miss Meena to give up the lease to the club.

With the club on its knees, a new arrival brings a glittery rainbow of hope. But just as things are starting to look up for Miss Meena, a visitor from the past makes him question everything he ever stood for.

Inspired by the British Asian drag queen community, created in consultation with LGBTQ* community, will uncover the untold stories of men who choose a female persona by night. Behind the sparkling costumes and dancing Miss Meena & the Masala Queens will reveal a very human story about the meaning of family.

Presented by Rifco Theatre Company and Watford Palace Theatre in association with Warwick Arts Centre

Suitable for: Ages 14+
Running time: approx 2 hours 30 minutes including interval

Cast & crew

Kabir/Ranjeet
Ali Ariaie
Ali Ariaie
Preetho
Harvey Dhadda
Harvey Dhadda
Miss Meena
Raj Ghatak
Raj Ghatak
Shaan
Nicholas Prasad
Nicholas Prasad
Pinky
Vedi Roy
Vedi Roy
Munni
Jamie Zubairi
Jamie Zubairi
Writer
Harvey Virdi
Harvey Virdi
Director
Pravesh Kumar
Pravesh Kumar
Designer
Libby Watson
Libby Watson
Lighting Designer
Mark Dymock
Mark Dymock
Composer, Sound Designer, Video Designer
Niraj Chag
Niraj Chag
Movement Director & Drag Stylist
Andy Kumar
Andy Kumar
Dramaturg
Brendan Murray
Brendan Murray

Reviews

“The story of these Drag Queens never dragged for me once. Simply great!”
The State of the Arts
“Miss Meena and the Masala Queens is a relevant, entertaining and socially progressive piece of theatre.”
The Gay UK
“All in all, this is a great production that tackles a serious taboo subject that is not openly discussed. It is delivered in a fun and light-hearted way and there are snippets of comedy too.”
London Theatre 1
"You guys made me smile, laugh and cry. Exceptional performances. Truly, I felt everything."
Audience Member
"What a show. Amazing. Love it. Dancing was amazing"
Audience Member
"Really enjoyable and would definitely recommend - great music and outfits."
Audience Member

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