does anyone know when wig out will tour?
it was a great show and want to take more friends to see it?
11 Jan 09
Fabulous show, OK, so like many here I didn't understand all the dialogue, but then I also have that problem with Shakespeare! A very Off-Broadway show brought to life in Oh so chichi Chelsea and by a very talented cast too. The Royal Court doing what it does best. The downside to the evening was that I and my friends chose to pay the extra £40, YES FORTY POUNDS, for the Royal Court's New Year's Eve after-show party and got thoroughly ripped off into the bargain. Firstly, they chose to start the performance of Wig Out! an hour earlier than advertised, after giving very short notice of the intended change, I was lucky and happened to be home at 4.45PM when they telephoned with the new time. That lateness in advising us was undoubtedly why there were so many empty seats at the start of the performance - someone ought to be sacked for that! Many of us who had paid the £40 extra for the buffet and cabaret ended up with either none or very little buffet and certainly no cabaret. The RC staff didn't seem to care less either. All in all a very typical British cock up! I don't swear on this blog, but it's very tempting to do so after last nights fiasco. What I will say is that it was a right piss-take by the RC and consequently I shall be demanding a refund first thing Friday morning! As for how my New Year's eve turned out? My friends and I ended up having a ball. We went home and watched "Broadway's Lost Treasures" DVDs well into the wee small hours, prancing around like a right bunch of Marys to the likes of Bea Arthur and Angela Lansbury singing Bossom Buddies - Fab! So, perhaps, we should thank the Royal Court after all for being such bloody, sodding useless Events' Managers? Happy New Year! - rds
01 Jan 09
What a drag. I couldn't understand most of it and I loved 'Size and 'Red and Brown.' - joesmith
22 Dec 08
Although inventively staged and frequently enjoyable to watch, this slice of NYC drag life is really more of a pageant than a play, with sassy musical numbers and fabulous attitude taking precedence over plot development and characterisation. Very talented cast. Don't go expecting drama, and you may well have a (drag) ball!! - ajh
18 Dec 08
I have seen little worse than this. A group of obviously talented cast had nothing to work with. McCraney needs to go back to school.Must try harder! - Paul D
16 Dec 08
The transformation of the Royal Court is a success. The idea and subject matter is both original and intriguing. The execution is outstanding with some fine performances. But it's a 'slice of life' rather than a play and it all just doesn't add up to much and doesn't really go anywhere. A worthy failure by a playright who may yet regret being too feted and pushed too fast after his early promise with Brothers & Sisters. - Gareth James
16 Dec 08
A mediocre production at best. A completely pointless play that it wasn't helped by the director. The cast was trying but... couldn't. - Manos
07 Dec 08
Largely incomprehensible, textually clunky, thematically thin, all flash no life...Devine wanted plays about 'the problems and possibilities' of now. What has this got to do with anything but itself? - Greg C
05 Dec 08
This is what you get when you over-hype a playwright. Don't bother! - Sorrus-Bummus-Attus-Royalcourttas
03 Dec 08
This is about the rival drag queens in two 'houses' and the show they put on to rival one another. Unfortunately, as with most people who go for drag, the participants don't have much real talent themselves so they mime to someone else's songs, and also like real drag queens, they are totally self absorbed. There's a bit of love interest which is not very interesting, and the usual bits to shock you (also like real draggies). In case you're trying to work out if the playwright is making a point or a parallel with something as I was, don't bother because what you see is what it's about. However the choreography is fabulous and you will always be bewitched by the 3 Fates and the beautiful cast. - kilburncat
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