Birds of Paradise and Tron Theatre present Blanche & Butch by Robert Softley Gale
It was the best idea they’d ever had – three disabled drag queens – called ‘Heelz n Wheelz’ – it was sensational! But when the sparkles fade and tensions rise, a new way forward is needed. Join our stars backstage as they now tour the first ‘Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?’ to star an ‘actually disabled’ Blanche. It’s seen better days and so have they. What can possibly go wrong as they pull back the curtain on their lives, loves and loses?
Starring Robert Gale, Garry Robson and Kinny Gardner with live music played by Amelia Cavallo. Directed and designed by Kenny Miller with original songs from Akintayo Akinbode, ‘Blanche & Butch’ promises to be a night of outrageous unPCness, high quality campness and deeply touching stories of three men who span the generations.
The award-winning Birds of Paradise Theatre Company with Tron Theatre bring you a dazzling new production inspired by Noel Greig’s 2006 play. Blanche & Butch tells the witty and poignant story of the lives, loves and losses of the three disabled men who used to be the sensational Heelz n Wheelz. There’s not much sensation now…
All performances integrate audio description, BSL and captioning.
Thursday 14th – Saturday 16th September 2017: Tron Theatre, Glasgow
Tuesday 19th September 2017 @ 7.30pm: Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
Thursday 21st September 2017 @ 7.30pm: Lochgelly Centre, Lochgelly
Saturday 23rd September 2017: Macrobert, Stirling
Wednesday 27th September 2017: The Byre, St Andrews
Thursday 28th September 2017 @ 7.30pm: Woodend Barn, Banchory
Monday 2nd October 2017: Eden Court, Inverness
Wednesday 4th October 2017 @ 7.30pm: Dundee Repertory Theatre, Dundee
Thursday 5th October 2017: Platform, Glasgow
Saturday 7th October 2017: Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock
Tuesday 10th October 2017: The Gaiety, Ayr
Wednesday 11th October 2017 @ 7.30pm: CatStrand, Castle Douglas
Friday 13th and Saturday 14th October 2017: Edinburgh tbc