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Review: To Wong Foo The Musical at Hope Mill Theatre is ‘all humour and heart’

Join three extraordinary drag queens on a dazzling road trip in "To Wong Foo The Musical" at Hope Mill Theatre. Experience the glitz, humour, and heart of this iconic journey brought to life on stage.

“To Wong Foo The Musical” at Hope Mill Theatre is an exhilarating show that follows the adventures of three fabulous drag queens on a road trip across America.

Based on the beloved 1995 movie “To Wong Foo” this musical adaptation brings glitz and glamour to the stage.

The film was written by the talented Douglas Carter Beane, known for his Tony Award nominations, and features a star-studded cast, including Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, John Leguizamo, Stockard Channing, Robin Williams, and RuPaul and the musical at Hope Mill Theatre is just as amazing, glamorous and iconic!

“To Wong Foo The Musical” at Hope Mill Theatre

Peter Caulfield as Vida Boheme, Gregory Haney as Noxeema Jackson and Pablo Gómez as ChiChi Rodriguez embody their characters wholeheartedly through amazing vocals and cut-throat funny one-liners.

The company and cast are not just supporting the leads, they all have their moment to shine and boy do they deliver in every second they take the stage.

Set in the vibrant backdrop of 1990s New York, “To Wong Foo The Musical” introduces us to three extraordinary drag queens – Vida, Noxeema, and Chichi.

Drag Queen of the Year Finals in Hollywood

Their goal is to make it to the Drag Queen of the Year Finals in Hollywood, but their journey takes an unexpected turn when their car breaks down in Middle America.

This sets the stage for a transformative and heartwarming tale, where they not only change their own lives but also touch the hearts of the people they meet along the way.

The musical is a celebration of the film’s iconic moments, complete with the unforgettable one-liners that fans hold dear.

The score is a lively mix of club vibes, country twangs, and musical theatre pizzazz, all delivered with heaps of attitude.

The music is so catchy you will be singing it on the way home.

The production is a visual feast, with eye-popping costumes, energetic choreography, and standout performances that capture the essence of the characters.

The cast breathes life into their roles with authenticity and charm, making each character stand out.

Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the original movie or just looking for an entertaining night out, “To Wong Foo The Musical” promises to deliver a fantastic experience.

It’s a joyful celebration of drag culture, self-discovery, and the power of friendship, all wrapped up in humour and heart.

With its infectious energy and memorable songs, the musical is sure to have you on your feet at the end and leaving the theater with a massive grin on your face.

If you see any piece of musical theatre this year, make it this one.

And once you have seen it, you will want to see it all over again!

To Wong Foo The Musical is at Hope Mill Theatre until the 17th December.

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