Becky knows what she wants, she knows what she needs, and she knows how to get it.
When drag artist Becky Biro is told she needs a larger following to be considered as a contestant in the next series of international TV hit ‘The Drag Factor’, she can just smell success. And my god she knows she’s earned it. Every back-room pub performance, every night-bus home, every expensive wig and plucked eyebrow. Becky Biro has worked for her success and she’s not going to let it slip away from her based on a somewhat paltry Insta count.
If Becky needs more followers, then Becky is going to get them. And she will do whatever it takes to get there, then reap the rewards of her inevitable stardom.
From writer Tom Ratcliffe of the multi-award-winning VELVET (Velvet “Engaging and important” êêêê The Stage) and the Lustram Award winning Edinburgh Fringe 2022 hit; Wreckage (“Tom Ratcliffe’s polished and compassionate script paints a gay couple’s relationship with a level of real-life complexity that’s not often seen in theatre” êêêê The Scotsman) comes an outrageous, fast-paced dark comedy, laced with irreverent humour and cabaret songs.
Covering our need to be recognised in the increasingly fractured world of social media, and juxtaposing this with the onslaught of hate so often directed at minority communities in the very forums in which they seek to find solace, Fame Wh*re holds a mirror up to our desperate desire for relevance, and the lengths we may go to get there.
Sofi Berenger – Producer at The King’s Head Theatre said “LGBTQ+ work is at the heart of what we do at The King’s Head Theatre and so we’re absolutely delighted that Fame Wh*re is premiering with us. Tom Ratcliffe and Gigi Zahir are fantastic artists and we can’t wait to be working with them in the building”
FAME WH*RE stars Gigi Zahir, aka Crayola the Queen; a multi-disciplinary drag artist, actor, singer, writer, producer and MC and 2019 QX Cabaret Award nominee for Best Host, Best Producer and Best Ongoing Cabaret. Crayola has been described as “riotously funny” by The Independent and Zahir’s recent performance as Trinculo in TEMPEST at Pleasance Theatre was praised that “they have the audience eating out of the palm of their hand” by What’s On Stage.
FAME WH*RE premieres at the Kings Head Theatre, Islington from 5th – 29th October 2022 before embarking on a small East Anglian tour. FAME WH*RE is funded by Arts Council England.
Kings Head Theatre, 115 Upper St, Islington London N1 1QN
DATES: 5th – 29th October 2022