Velma Celli’s A Brief History of Drag
105 Victoria Road, Marrickville, NSW, 2204, Australia
4th February 2019
The UK’s queen of live vocal drag, Velma Celli, is bringing her showstopping cabaret, A Brief History of Drag, to Australia. Following a successful UK 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.