Before Ella, Tina, Billie or Beyoncé, there was Josephine: the first African-American international superstar! This biographical musical about Josephine Baker combines cabaret, theatre and dance to tell the story of this trailblazing icon; one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th Century.
You go to a club to watch some drag. The music is great. The performances are on point, the booze is flowing freely and the room is filled with laughter. Someone says something stupid. Possibly homophobic. Possibly sexist. Do you challenge them? The rules for Jock Tamson’s Bairns are simple: Decide when you arrive if you want to see the show or be the show. Listen. Learn. Engage. Just don’t be a dick.
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 little drag slags are coming to town this December with new show Bugle Boys: 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.
Hans seduced men left, right and centre at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017, notching up two 5-star reviews as well as being named Best Cabaret Performance at the Scottish Sun Fringe Gongs. This summer, Hans returns to the UK with previews of his brand new show Like A German in London and a highly anticipated second run at the Edinburgh Fringe. He's so in demand these days he'll only be doing a half run, so make sure you get your tickets booked quickly to avoid disappointment!
Before The Spice Girls, before The Supremes, there was The Andrews Sisters. During the late 1930s and 1940s this original girl group was a global sensation, selling millions of records. In Bugle Boys, three sassy female impersonators bitch, squabble, and sing some of The Andrews Sisters most beloved songs, delivering a hilarious and ludicrously fictitious tale of their life and career. An original Australian production, Bugle Boys will have its European premiere in Edinburgh this summer.
Created by Neil Arthur James, Dandy Darkly is New York City’s multiple award-winning, cult storytelling sensation. He's currently working on his fifth show, All Aboard, which will be premiering at the Edinburgh Fringe later this year.
In Sweet Dreams, Michael is Annie Lennox...but in spirit only. From the gender-bending early days as half of 80s new wave sensation Eurythmics through to her stunning solo career, Annie’s bittersweet lyrics share stories of her triumphs and her heartbreak.
Courtney Act can dance, she can sing, and she can sass, leaving hoards of sexually confused men in her wake as she goes. We loved her right from the start on RuPaul's Drag Race, so you can imagine the squeal marathon that erupted at Civil Disobedience HQ when we were contacted by her manager earlier this year and asked to help bring her show, The Girl from Oz, to the Edinburgh Fringe.
We just love Tomás Ford. It's impossible not to, once you've been initiated to his mix of powerful synth sounds, flashing lights, video projections, outlandish vocals, and crazy party spirit. To us he embodies cabaret at its most wildest fun, and we're delighted to be producing his 2017 Edinburgh Fringe shows and European tour.