The Ruby Slippers
October 12th, 2016
A brand new version of the comedy drama The Ruby Slippers, set in a fictional Blackpool drag club, is to premiere at Funny Girls in Blackpool in November 2016.
The Ruby Slippers is a play about love, friendship and identity, taking theatregoers on a rollercoaster of emotions. The show will play at Funny Girls on Wednesday, November 2 and will be the first theatrical play ever to perform at the venue. A national tour is planned in 2017.
Raz is on top of the world, owner of his paradise Blackpool drag club, The Ruby Slippers. He has met Ryan, the man of his dreams, however all is not as it seems. Business is poor and a rival club has opened which threatens to not only steal Raz’s customers but also his star acts, Drag Queens Phoenix and Destiny. Also Ryan has a secret that will change everything.
The two-act comedy drama comes from writers Emma Culshaw and David Paul and explores a subject rarely seen on the theatre stage.
The cast is led by James Rogerson as Raz and Jamie Paul as Ryan, joined by Debra Redcliffe (Helen), Emma Vaudrey (Laura), Owen Richard Farrow (Destiny) and Jordan Simms (Phoenix).