Life’s a Drag
written and performed by Nancy Brabin-Platt
directed by Lois Brabin-Platt
produced by Gas Money Productions
Life’s a Drag is a fun and heartfelt drag play that follows Maxine, an awkward Queer teenager as she wrestles with her identity.
Facing misogyny and homophobia Max is reliant on an identity that she has created, a tell it like it is Drag Diva!
Will the Diva be able to save the love of Max’s life and salvage her fractured family relationship… or will Max’s two worlds collide tearing her apart.
“Do you seriously think drag is just wearing women’s clothes?”
“This was one of those nights in a theatre where you felt lucky to be there. An important story told with energy, clarity and a huge amount of joy. You’ll laugh, and think, in equal measure.” Nick Evans, Director. (Associate Director Rock of Ages, World Arena Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, Resident Director for the International Tour of Mamma Mia.)
“Don’t miss this show. It’s an amazing one woman performance by Nancy Brabin Platt- sensitive thought-provoking and funny! Inventively staged and superbly directed by Lois Brabin Platt.” Anne Brogan – BAFTA award winning producer.
Nancy Brabin-Platt is an actor, writer and drag performer. She has worked as a drag performer for over three years and has set up her own monthly event at The Glory in East London, which serves to uplift female, trans and non-binary performers, Plattapussys Playhouse. She has recently returned from a tour of As You Like It with Northern Broadsides and has just starred in a queer retelling of the 1990’s play Never Swim Alone at the Omnibus Theatre.
Lois Brabin-Platt is an award winning film director, winning best Female Film at IndieX Film Festival, Vegas Movie Awards and Independent Shorts Awards, as well as receiving an Honoured Film Maker Award at One Reeler Shorts and an official selection at both Melbourne and Sydney’s Lift Off Festival for her first short EB & FLO. Life’s a Drag is Lois’ theatre directorial debut, after it made its first appearance on the scene at Theatre Peckham as part of their Fringe Festival.
Fifi Bechler is a technical designer who started in the East London drag scene. Originally from France, studying performing arts and theatre , she quickly gave up due to the lack of inclusion for trans perfomers at the time. She found her place again in the East London drag scene, first as a drag performer, but finally as a sound and light designer, always pushing the limits of theatrics in the small venues she works in. Moving up in the scene, she has been the technical designer for Khandi Shop at the Pleasance Theatre, and lately Life’s a Drag.
Ellie Campbell is a highly skilled costume and set designer based in London. Graduating from Northumbria University with a fashion degree she turned to the Drag community to start up her creative career in theatre and film. She has since worked as a set and costume designer for multiple films, TV and theatre shows. Most recently set designing theatre show ‘Life’s a Drag’ and Art Directing films ‘Heroes and Villains’ and ‘Driving with Tim’.
Press for previous productions
‘What a fab fun show! A fabulous performance from the cast and a great script make for a brilliant evening!’ Theatre Reviews on Jo And Sam Find Themselves In Woking
‘The charm, warmth and chemistry between the actors themselves under the expert direction of Katherine Reilly makes the whole thing an utterly beguiling delight.’ The Peg on Jo And Sam Find Themselves In Woking
‘An altogether admirable hour of theatre, both inspirational and engaging.’ London Pub Theatres on Empty in Angel
‘Informative, entertaining and awesome… A must see! Thrifty Theatre on Empty in Angel
‘This quirky new show is a joy to watch. The actors’ presence and chemistry is delightful and the ending really puts a smile on your face.’ Theatre and Other Things on Jo And Sam Find Themselves In Woking
‘An array of characters all nimbly and brilliantly played… The script is clever and fast-paced with flashes of razor-sharp comedy.’ Camden New Journal on Empty in Angel
Life’s a Drag
Written by Nancy Brabin-Platt
Directed by Lois Brabin-Platt
Stage Designer Ellie Campbell
Technical Designer Fifi Bechler
Produced by Gas Money Productions