Photo Flash: Meet SG Productions and Arts Theatre's DRAG DIVAS, Opening Aug 9
Drag Divas is brought to you by the team that produced the West End sell out hit Snow White and the Seven Poofs at The Leicester Square Theatre in 2011. Drag Divas is a musical celebration of the world’s greatest Divas except these are no ordinary Divas, they are all blokes. Featuring a strong cast of some the most up and coming vocal talent around this is the perfect night for all. Featuring tributes to Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Madonna, Cher, Amy Winehouse, Tina Turner, Liza Minnelli and the Divas of Divas Dame Shirley Bassey.
Featuring everyone’s favorites Hot Stuff, Material Girl, Natural Woman, The Best, If I Could Turn Back Time, Proud Mary, Mein Herr and many more. The show will also feature vocal impression led by the hilarious Mrs. Mooewe who will be your hostess for the evening with her gorgeous boy’s dancers Ash and Scott.
The cast features ??John Moore as Compere?, Anthony Poore as Madonna/Dusty Springfield?, Leo as Amy Winehouse/Cher?, Chris Dennis as Shirley Bassey/Liza Minnelli?, Rob Tucker as Aretha Franklin/Diana Ross/Tina Turner and dancers Scott Bishop and Ashley Martin.
The creative team includes direction by Simon Gross and John Moore, musical direction by Andrew Sackett, choreography by Steven Cleverley and costume design by Chris Davidson.
Anthony Poore won Drag Idol in 2009. Tanya’s TV credits include Lynda La Plant’s Above Suspicion for ITV1, Louie Spence's Showbusiness (Sky1), The Morganna Show (Channel 4), The Ali G Show (Channel 4), Dream Team (Sky 1) & Ballroom High (Sky 1). This year, she won "Best Cabaret Newcomer" at the 2011 BOYZ Scene Awards.
John Moore was asked to join The Dolly Mixtures cabaret group in 2001, performing all over London before forming duo M&M with Mille Turner in 2003, highlights of which include performing in Hyde Park as part of Gay Pride. In 2007 Mrs Moore launched her own solo career with MMTV (Mrs More Transvision), and more recently MMTV (Mrs Moore the Voice... of a Thousand Fags). In addition, Mrs Moore joined the award winning theatre troupe The Drama Queens, where her roles included Mrs Lovett, Judy Garland and Marlene Dietreich.
Simon Gross has been producer for SG Productions for last ten years. As a producer Simon’s theatre work includes Cinderella for Above the Stage Theatre Victoria in 2008 and then for the Leicester Square Theatre in 2009, and Snow White and the Seven Poofs, again for the Leicester Square Theatre in 2010 and 2011In 2011 also Simon producer the panto0mime Sinderfella for The Dance house Manchester. His many television credits include: On the Road with Maureen Rees and Noel’s House Party for the BBC, Channel 4’s What the Butler Louie Spence’s Show Business and Trinny and Susannah Uncovered. Simon was last seen on the Vanessa Show for Channel Five weekdays as a regular Sofa Surfer. Simon will be producing a brand new production of Snow White And The Seven Poofs –The Climax at The Green Carnation in London’s West Ed this Christmas.
For more information see www.sgproductions.co.uk or Simon’s website at www.simongross.co.uk.