Nightclub Legend Miss Dusty O Makes West End Stage Debut in DICK!, Nov 29-Jan 20
London's No. 1 Adult Panto is back at Leicester Square Theatre - and this Christmas season it is Dick!, starring the legendary international DJ and celebrated nightclub diva, Miss Dusty O making her West End stage debut. Dick! plays a eight-week season from Thursday 29 November to Sunday 20 January. Press night is Saturday 1 December at 7.00pm.
Join our hero Dick! and his wallflower cat, 'Dave', on their adventures into London town, seeking fame, fortune and friends with benefits. Along the way meet the heiress to the 'Fitz-Nicely' fortune, 'Alice', with her long lost and debauched relative, 'Sofonda Cox', a faded showgirl with a dark, disgusting and delicious secret. Dick! and his new found friends dare to do battle against the evil-licious and diva-tastic 'Queen Runt', as they set sail upon the Leaky Vessel, journeying up the Streaky Crack on a quest to find the family jewels. Will 'Dave' always be alone? Will 'Alice' ever get Dick!? and what does the legend of the 'Bell-End' actually mean? All will be uncensored by the new, Lord Mayor of London, as we finally find out if city hall can be run by a Dick!'
DICK! IS STRICTLY ADULTS ONLY! WARNING: Dick! is not for the faint hearted, easily offended or shockable. However you could give it a try, you never know, after all, there's nothing wrong with a little bit of DICK! NB: All puns intended.
Miss Dusty O (Sofonda Cox). After working for designer Zandra Rjodes, Dusty turned to DJing - a career that has taken her to play in almost every European city, together with residencies at uber fashionable Bambina's at Venom in Leicester Square, Nancys at the End, the massive monthly club megalith PUSHCA, legendary club night BANG, seven years at The Limelight on Sunday night, Don't Call Me Babe at the now sadly missed Ghetto (nine years), G-A-Y at The Astoria, Camp Attack and Heaven on Saturday for two years and Popcorn at Heaven on Monday for five years. Eight years ago, Dusty started the Trannyshack club night at what was then the Soho Revue Bar. This night is still going strong at Madame JoJo's and has developed a massive cult following. When not DJ'ing or hosting her own club nights, Dusty has recorded several singles and been featured on no fewer than five albums, most recently with the 2011 release of Wat 2 Do and a charity single in aid of an HIV charity together with a host of Soho faces and stars called Xmas In Soho.
Gary Albert Hughes (Dick!). Gary recently played Gerald The Troubadour, a singing narrator on E4's hit dating show Playing It Straight. Gary has just finished writing a new musical called Kandy Kottage.
Nathaniel Tapley (Dave the?Cat). Nathaniel is an award-winning comedy writer-performer. He's appeared in Tonightly (C4), Dick & Dom's Funny Business (BBC2), and in many places as his alter ego, Sir Ian Bowler MP. He's written for The News Quiz (R4).
Rae Brogan (Alice). She played Leah in DNA (Courtyard Theatre), Harriet/Kate in An Experiment with an Air Pump (Lion & Unicorn Theatre), Popova in The Bear' (Studio 180), Agatha in 'The Admirable Crichton' (Barons Court Theatre)
Lucyelle Cliffe (Queen Runt). Lucyelle's roles include Once Upon A Time At The Adelphi (Union Theatre), Crazy For You (London Palladium),various impersonations and roles in Newsrevue (Canal Café Theatre), Sheila in Girlfriends (Prince of Wales Theatre), Svetlana in Rasputin Rocks! (Kenton Theatre), Titania A Midsummer Night's Dream and Adriana in The Comedy of Errors (British Touring Shakespeare Company) UK Tour.
Stuart Saint (Writer/Director). Stuart has an extensive range of theatrical endeavours under his belt, Producing, Directing, Choreographing and also Performing in many productions on national tour and the West End. Recently, Stuart completed a sold out run, playing Joe in the critical acclaimed new West End musical Toxic Bankers, alongside producing and performing in his one man (ish) cabaret show's A Saintly Affair and Boudoir Star at Leicester Square Theatre. As a director and choreographer Stuart has worked on many pantomimes, musicals and variety shows throughout the UK, also choreographing several music videos for MTV, including the recent YouTube hit This Is The Night for the Guru Project and a crazy Britney Spears spoof starring Radio One DJ Greg James for the popular BBC THREE programme Britain Unzipped. Stuart is about to appear in The Boys In The Band at Greenwich Theatre and is currently working on his rock ballet, Princess.
Leicester Square Theatre is located at 6 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BX. Tickets: £18.50. Box office: 08448 733433 or online at www.leicestersquaretheatre.com.
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