Velma Celli’s: A Brief History of Drag – Fringe World

Concert or Performance

7 Feb 2019 to 10 Feb 2019

The United Kingdom’s queen of live vocal drag, Velma Celli, is bringing her showstopping cabaret, A Brief History of Drag, to Australia.

Following a successful United Kingdom tour and a smash hit-run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, A Brief History of Drag is a heartfelt, camp journey through some of the best moments in drag history including music, pop culture, film and theatre.

Velma’s killer vocals will have audiences dancing along to songs from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kinky Boots, David Bowie, RuPaul and more.

Intercutting the musical performances are stories from drag history which shine a light on political decisions that affected gay culture and historical moments like the infamous Stonewall riots.

Velma is the alter-ego of West End star Ian Stroughair. Stroughair has appeared in hit musicals such as Cats and Fame and most recently, received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Angel in Rent.

This event is part of FRINGE WORLD Festival, Perth’s favourite annual festival.

A visit to Perth during FRINGE WORLD is the best time of year to experience the city, when you can enjoy the balmy summer evenings and experience hundreds of shows from local and international artists.

Facilities

Art & Culture

Event Times

7 Feb 2019 to 10 Feb 2019

Once Only Event

Venue

De Parel Spiegeltent at The Woodside Pleasure Garden

James Street, Northbridge, 6003

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