Kinsey Sicks: Lady Cocks of Bang Boys

I have binge-watched six series of RuPaul’s Drag Race on Netflix and I love drag queens. They’re sassy as hell, have a supernaturally good skill for contouring and drawing on eyebrows (I think one time I managed to make my eyeliner winged but we’re talking sixth-form olden days) and they’ve introduced lip-syncing to the wider world. Kinsey Sicks take it one step further: these queens can really sing.

This beautyshop quartet grab the audience by the balls for a non-stop evening of innuendo and perfect harmony

Riffing on popular songs with a distinctly drag twist, this beautyshop quartet grab the audience by the balls for a non-stop evening of innuendo and perfect harmony. Each queen has a markedly different look, from Trixie’s penchant for glamour to Trampolina’s Baby Spice influences, but their individual styles come together to form a nicely diverse bunch of queens in the group. The show’s format too is a good individual touch to usual acapella sets: each night the audience decide which two songs should be cut (and replaced) in the following day’s show. The format feels fresh enough that the group are kept on their toes throughout the run, whilst not introducing any dramatic elements which would distract from the real attraction of the show: great songs by funny drag queens.

The parodies range in… modesty, shall we say? There’s definitely a number which Disney fans will feel a little bit horrified by - but the overall feel of the song is so funny that 90s kids will get over the shock very quickly. The Kinsey Sicks are harmless pussycats (with the exception of Rachel, who swears like a sailor and is happy to be aggressive and very forward with the audience).

Between songs we get a glimpse into the Kinsey Sicks dynamic: Winnie’s need to lead the group, Trampy’s innocent take on the world - and it’s a great chance for the group to shine and showcase their comedic chops, as well as their musical talent. A great combo from a bunch of queens who are bound to impress you and your friends, if you’re ready for the odd shock along the way.

Reviews by Louise Jones

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The Blurb

Seeking beautiful drag queens who make everyone feel fuzzy and safe? Then this isn't your show! Last year's Fringe sweethearts (and Vegas and Off-Broadway favorites) present a demented new Dragapella musical comedy: outlandish drag, impeccable a cappella, subversive satire. Experience the best of their nine albums and 22 years of making audiences lose their shit! For extra fun, the show changes nightly as audiences vote out three songs! 'Wonderfully smart and liberating; hilarious; lovably ribald' (Times). 'All-you-can-enjoy bundle of fabulousness; amazing voices' (Scotland on Sunday). 'Hilariously over the top... utterly magnificent’ ***** (ArtsAwardsVoice.com).