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To Wong Foo The Musical – Hope Mill Theatre
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To Wong Foo The Musical – Hope Mill Theatre

Back in 1994 a struggling playwright called Douglas Carter Beane went to Hollywood and sold the rights to a screenplay he had written, a year later a movie called 'To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar' was born. This 'road movie in drag' was a modest hit on release, helped by the star power of Patrick Swayze and Wesley Snipes donning sequins and high heels for the silver screen. Now nearly thirty years later Carter Beane has teamed up with Lewis Flinn, added music and lyrics and brought the world premiere of 'To Wong Foo The Musical' to the home of the innovative new musical, Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester. When Vida Boheme (Peter Caulfield) and Noxeema Jackson (Gregory Haney) jointly win 'New York Drag Queen of the Year', with an all expenses paid trip to Hollywood as the...