Fine feathers preened, false eyelashes fluttering and sequins glittering, the fiercely feminine/masculine are gathering to celebrate the world of “lip sync”, with the ‘Absolutely Fabulously Drag’ show taking centre stage for the third year running on July 27 at 8pm. The show starts directly after the CEO of Artscape, Marlene le Roux’s address to launch the Artscape Women’s Humanity Arts Festival running throughout August.
The deep and often traumatic struggles of the LGBTIQ+ Community has for many years been supressed and the cast delve into their own experiences and acceptance they have endured, whilst celebrating the art form. Comics Choice Awards 2019 Life Time Achievement Award Winner, Soli Philander comperes the evening, bringing a sensational twist to the often unspoken words of what was considered a taboo topic for many years. Top class South African drag divas Vida von Tabisher, ‘SA’s Got Talent’ 2016 runner-up Manila von Teez, as well as Kat Gilardi, Jayde Kay Johnson and Angel Lalamore of gay cabaret “3D” fame, will showcase their life experiences culminating in their now present-day glory. The dancers of Jazzart Company will add additional pizazz and flamboyance through the choreography of Nkosinathi Sangweni. Camillo Lombard will maintain a strict tempo, with Basil Appollis stitching it all together, cracking the designer whip as Director.
* Tickets at R150 each are available from Computicket or Artscape Dial-A-Seat on 021 421 7695. Discounts are available for students, seniors and block bookings. Visit www.artscape.co.za for more information.