RuPaul’s Drag Race UK starring Lawrence Chaney & Bimini Bon Boulash at the London Palladium

By Neil Durham

WORTH A LOOK?: ***1/2

WHEN?: Sunday 27 February, tour runs to 17 April 2022 RUNTIME: 135 minutes (including a 30-minute interval)

We weren’t entirely sure what to expect from this gig but we left wowed by season 2 runner-up Bimini Bon-Boulash (1st picture below).

  • Read on for reasons including how super group the Frock Destroyers including Baga Chipz made a surprise appearance
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GIG REVIEW: Victorious Festival, Southsea

By Carron Stacey

WHEN?: 25-27/8

WHERE: Southsea Common

Don’t read that, read this. This is the heavy, heavy Victorious sound. The Southsea-est sound around. So if you’ve come in off the street, and you’re beginning to feel the heat, well listen buster, you’d better start to move your feet, to the rockin-est, rocksteady beat of Victorious. One Step Beyond!

  • Read on for reasons including a review of the highlights from all 3 days

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UPDATE: Oresteia transfers to the Trafalgar Studios and runs 22 August to 7 November

Worth a look?: ****

Where: Almeida Theatre

When: 4/7/15 and runs until 18/7/15

Ben Whishaw, star of the next production in the Almeida’s Greek season, is sitting in the venue’s cafe and bar going largely unnoticed as the audience prepares itself for the three-hour-and-40-minute opener Oresteia. Read More

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monstagigz is a blog featuring reviews of London’s most thrilling music, theatre and cinema. We love (in no particular order) Lady Gaga, Glastonbury, Kinky Boots, Andrew Haigh, Gypsy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eurovision and Charli XCX – and we hope, dear reader, to fire your passion for all of these and more. Mr monstagigz has worked in journalism for local newspapers and the business media. He is now devoting a little time to spreading the word about those gigs (or gigz …?) too big (or monsta …?) to keep quiet about.