Thursday, September 21

Drag Queens Vs Vampires  – Underbelly, Cowgate

Back from their award winning show Drag Queens Vs Zombies at last year’s fringe, the Haus Of Dench return with their new must see show: Drag Queens Vs Vampires.

Join drag stars Kate Butch and Crudi Dench as they prepare to take to the stage in Romania for Eurovision, but it’s not only nerves they are having to fight off. Booking an Airbnb in the spookiest of places: Transylvania, a new obstacle faces the two when their host happens to be non-other than Dracula himself, and he’s got his sights set on Kate.

Between the competition and the ancient evil vampire, can these friends stay together or will they be torn apart in this blood drinking, vampire staking, weird but catchy song singing extravaganza?

Drag Queens Vs Vampires is a hilarious show that fills it’s dark and dingy venue with energy and sparkle. To say I didn’t stop laughing would be an understatement, my face physically hurt from smiling for the full hour. If you’ve seen similar style shows such as Death Drop you’ll love this show even more, not needing to rely on big sets but just 2 very dynamic and funny drag artists and a good solid script. Expect singing, choreography, puppetry and a whole lot of audience participation, after all what form the Prince Of Darkness takes each night depends on the audience. Shout out to the gentleman who took on the role on the 16th who’s willingness and energy was unwavering and just contributed to the joys of this show.

There’s a good solid plot from start to finish and bucket full of comedy gold.

If you can only see one show this Fringe make it this one, it will not disappoint.

Drag Queens Vs Vampires runs at the Underbelly, Cowgate in the Belly Button every night until 27th (excluding 21st) at 22:10

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Reviewer: Beth Eltringham

Reviewed: 17th August 2023

North West End UK Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.