Ho, ho, hoes! Gird your loins, Edinburgh, and lock up your sons…or better yet, send them to Assembly Roxy and let the Bugle Boys turn them into men. That’s right; Santa’s favourite little drag queens are coming to town this December with brand new show, Christmas Crackers, and it’s going to be camp as…well, Christmas! It’s the perfect raunchy alternative to a traditional office party, queer social, stag do or girls night out – and £5 tickets are now on sale for the opening performances.
The boys are back in town…
Having wowed the crowds at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, the festival’s campest drag queens are coming to Scotland’s capital in December with brand new show, BUGLE BOYS: CHRISTMAS CRACKERS.
Frocked up to the nines, Patty, Maxene and Laverne are set to dance their shapely legs off while singing live at the Roxy, 11th-30th December. This comedy/cabaret holiday hoot is packed full of humour, sass and crowd-pleasers, including festive hits by The Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby, Wham, Kylie, Mariah and more.
Last seen performing to 1,300 festival revellers at the notorious Club Cumming, The Bugle Boys return to Edinburgh with another banger of a show, that combines live music and drag with highly suggestive humour and some good old fashioned shade.
It’s directed by our very own Barry Church-Woods and sees Ewan James Armstrong, Martin MacLennan and Tom Harlow reprise their roles as foulmouthed Andrews Sisters knock-offs.
Barry Church-Woods says: “We had such a fantastic time introducing the Bugle Boys to Edinburgh this August, we decided to move straight onto a Christmas extravaganza. We reckon there’s a gap in the market for a festive afternoon or night out that isn’t panto or the Nutcracker. Although you could say that nuts play a key role in our show too.”
Assembly Roxy Programmer, Luke Holbrook says: “Following the success of The Bugle Boys: A Salute to The Andrews Sisters as part Assembly’s 2018 Fringe programme, we are thrilled to be welcoming the Bugle Boys to the Roxy this Christmas. We wanted to offer an alternative Christmas show to audiences in Edinburgh, and none will bring more joy and hilarity than this one.”
Written by John Livings, creator of the original ‘Bugle Boys: A Salute to The Andrews Sisters’ (Top 10 Fringe Shows – Edinburgh Evening News; Pick of the Fringe – The Scottish Sun; Hit-listed – The List), Christmas Crackers is produced by Bugle Boys Pty and Civil Disobedience (Scottish Culture Awards 2018 ‘One to Watch’ finalist), with the December run consisting of both matinees and evening performances.
Ready to book?
Tickets for Bugle Boys: Christmas Crackers are now on sale at AssemblyFestival.com.
Get your hands on £5 tickets…
£5 tickets for the first three performances of the run (on 11th and 12th of December) are available to Edinburghers living in EH7 and EH8, and to anyone who brings a food bank donation to one of these show.
If you’re in EH7 or EH8, simply buy your £5 tickets using the link above, then bring your ticket along with proof of your address (e.g. council tax, gas bill or bank statement) with you to your chosen performance.
Check our blog for more details about the £5 food bank donation tickets.