Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: Together Again, Again!

From the glittering heights of Hollywood to the roaring sound of the West End, Jinkx Monsoon delivers a spectacular insight into their kooky (yet incredible) brain and reminds us all that drag isn’t just “sex on legs” but a celebration of all forms of entertainment. A cornacopia of jazz, comedy and the odd heckle at audience members leaving mid-performance calls for an oozing of delights that really pinpoint what drag and performance art is.

A modern day Laurel and Hardy with the same amount of campiness as Walliams and Lucas

Set in the distant future - one in which earth has been taken over by a reptilian species, we are introduced to a very mature Jinkx and her writing partner, Major Scales. The two spend the next hour and a half looking back on their successful career together as singer/songwriter supremes. Notability their most famous piece together was the new national anthem for Earth's new reptilian rulers.

Now many people may know Jinkx Monsoon from their time on season five of RuPaul’s Drag Race (RPDR). The tv hit is many seasons into production now (14) with spin offs and all-stars alike, and similiarly it will take something impossible to stop the streak of Miss Monsoon. A true star who not only pulls at our heartstrings but also continues to deliver honest and side splitting comedy. It is enthrawlling to see such talent perform in the intimate space of the Leicester Square Theatre - taking us all into the palm of her hand as she takes us on a rollercoaster ride from start to finish.

However Monsoon is not alone in their cabaret adventure. Major Scales too shared the limelight, providing smooth musical transitions as they accompanied the jazz powerhouse of Jinkx. Scales jabs us with the right kick of fun, joy and ease that the whole hour and a half cabaret becomes a “blink and you’ll miss it” extravaganza. With cameo videos from (a now brain in a jar) BenDela Creme - this show screams FUN! Focusing on the narrative of Jinkx, a single mother filled with ambition who wins the biggest drag talent show in the world who suddenly is now a faded starlet destined to make her comeback for one final shindig.

The show is exactly what we need. An adventure that we do not want to end and (of course) who else but Jinkx Monsoon would think of such a story to tell.

Monsoon and Scales are the duo we really need right now. A modern day Laurel and Hardy with the same amount of campiness as Walliams and Lucas. This show is NOT to be missed. I repeat. NOT. TO. BE. MISSED. I cannot wait to see what this pair come up with next - bearing in mind the reptile empire hasn’t taken control of us all by then.

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Soho Theatre & Tim Whitehead Management present:

Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: Together Again, Again!

It’s been forty-five years since Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales have set foot on stage together. The long-endured cabaret duo have long since gone their separate ways; Jinkx becoming a faded TV movie starlet, and Major fading into musical obscurity— each of them clinging onto what scraps of fame they still have. Now, after decades of anticipation, the two of them have come together for one final reunion upon the stage. They’re together again, again! 

The RuPaul’s Drag Race Star and musical prodigy Major Scales return to the UK with their most outrageously raucous show yet! 

Jinkx Monsoon is a hard-working single mother with ambition. Since winning Season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, she has toured the world performing her original cabaret shows with her music partner, Major Scales. The duo have also released two albums: The Inevitable Album & The Ginger Snapped. You may recognize her voice from Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe and Mighty Magiswords. Her webshow, Cool Mom, co-starring her comedy partner Nick Sahoyah, can be seen exclusively on WOW Presents Plus. 

Major Scales is the evil twin of Richard Andriessen, a musician, writer and performer based in Seattle. He has written everything from award-winning New York shows on the east coast to music for amateur adult films on the west. 

"Energetic, funny and filthy as f**k — this pair are perfect!" - Gay Times 

"A drag queen at the artistic genius end of the spectrum of sassiness." ★★★★ Attitude 

"The category is multi-talented drag queen supremeness, and Jinkx Monsoon wins."★★★★ Attitude 

"The laughs are jam-packed, and the musicianship is flawless… It’s an expert blend of comedy, song and theatre and I’m going to do my best to see it a second time." ★★★★ Time Out, Melbourne 

"Straight or gay, everyone leaves this show with sides aching from laughter." The New York Times

"Intelligent and entertaining… Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales are the millennial Kiki and Herb." TheaterMania

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