Blanche & Butch

Developing a new show is SUCH a drag #dragqueen #dragmakeup #blanche

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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.


Poster for Blanche & Butch. Depicts a red velvet glove coming in from the left hand border, between the thumb and forefinger the gloved hand is holding a rat by the tail which dangles down the left hand border of the poster. The bottom of the poster shows a dark pool of water in which a red high heel and wheelchair are both half submerged. In the top half of the poster are the words "Blanche & Butch" in the style of the Hollywood sign, on the side of a mountain, with two spotlights picking out the words in their beams. The whole poster is bordered with light bulbs, like a dressing room mirror, though some of the bulbs have blown leaving gaps in the border.

Tour Dates

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