Review: Iconic – A Brief History of Drag

Velma Celli (Ian Stroughair) stars in Iconic – A Brief History of Drag and takes the audience on an inspiring journey from West End chorus boy to cabaret drag queen and includes many of his personal favourite moments in drag history.

Joined by an incredible band and backup singers Velma wows the audience with breathtaking vocals and an ability to engage everyone with a sharp wit and charisma.

From David Bowie and Freddie Mercury to Rocky Horror and RuPaul, Velma wowed us with an incredible vocal range covering a gamut of songs from moving ballads to pop.

I loved the Diva MegaMix where he impersonates some of his favourite pop divas from Cher to Shakira.

The show includes some personal anecdotes from how he created Velma Celli to some of his favourite quotes from the ‘Tranny Bible’ and this allowed the audience to see a side behind the makeup that makes the man more personable and relatable.

With a drag queen’s essential kit of incredible shoes, sequins, makeup and of course a sassy attitude, Velma Celli’s brief history of drag is a fun and entertaining cabaret.

If you love cabaret this is an unmissable show with an incredible performer who leaves the audience speechless one moment and in hysterics the next. Velma Celli is one word… Iconic!

Iconic – A Brief History of Drag

16-25 February, 2018 at 7.45pm
De Parel Spiegeltent at the Pleasure Garden

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