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Stage Editorial

bendela18.jpg Making Hell hilarious

BenDeLaCreme, star of the cult hit RuPaul’s Drag Race, is bringing her much lauded Inferno A-Go-Go tour to the UK this August, and, what do you know, she will be swinging by the Tyne Theatre & Opera House.

If you’ve ever wanted to be taken on a rollicking romp through the nine circles of Hell, then roll-up, roll-up. Inspired by Dante’s Inferno, each circle is inhabited by the different souls assigned there due to their actions in life. Amid clever musical covers, tongue-in-cheek video projections, impressively engineered puppetry, and puns aplenty, BenDeLaCreme (possibly my favourite Drag Queen name) pours plenty of heart, as well as huge laughs, into this production. Playing every character on stage, she creates a universe within herself, and the production – which began off-Broadway – has received glittering notices around the world. She is best known as Miss Congeniality from Season 6 of RuPual’s Drag Race, and her ravenous fan-base has since sky rocketed her to the show’s 15 Fan Favourite Queens of All Time.

BenDeLaCreme, Wednesday 29 August, Tyne Theatre and Opera House, 7pm, £28 (VIP and platinum tickets also available involving meet and greets etc). tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk