Following three sold-out West End runs and a smash hit UK tour, Death Drop is back! The drag murder mystery sensation is returning with a brand-new show: Death Drop: Back In The Habit. This laugh a minute show will feature some amazing casting: RuPaul USA Drag Legend Willam andRuPaul Drag Race UK and Drag Race Vs The World star Cheryl Hole,together with Drag King LoUis CYfer and a full drag supporting cast. Tickets are on sale from DeathDropPlay.com
Touring across the UK from this autumn, the new production – written by Rob Evans and directed once again by Jesse Jones – kicks off on 27 October in Bromley. This laugh a minute show will then sashay into Dartford, London, Wycombe, Cardiff, Crewe, Brighton, Blackpool, Sheffield, Leicester, Aberdeen, Nottingham, Liverpool, Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham until 18 March 2023, with further venues to be announced.
Willam starred in the original Death Drop production both in the West End in 2021 and the 2021 UK tour. Drag King LoUis CYfer also starred in the original production when it opened in the West End in 2020 and 2021.
Willam said: “I’m excited this West End thing is becoming a habit for me with Death Drop 2: Back In The Habit. Let’s get to bible pumping n humping!”
Cheryl Hole said: “I’m so beyond excited and honoured to be part of the new cast of Death Drop. After seeing so many of my talented friends in the different renditions of the show, I can’t wait to step into the shoes of my peers and show everyone that I’m far from mediocre.”
LoUis CYfer said: “It’s my absolute pleasure to rejoin the cast of Death Drop and once again be the Nasty Nick of the cast … there’s no better feeling than knowing that this year, I’ll have my pick of who I want to pull my Xmas cracker with ….”
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK returns for it’s fourth season on BBC Three which starts on Thursday 22 September, the show is hitting bigger viewing figures than ever before, as BBC Three has moved back to terrestrial TV. The popularity of the art of drag has entered the mainstream and with a new production of Death Drop, drag is here to stay for all audiences in both the drag and theatre world.
Death Drop Back In The Habit sees a gaggle of fabulous Nuns trapped in their Convent with a serial slayer slashing their way through the Sisters. As the clues are unearthed by Sis Marple, you’ll be laughing in the pews as the hilarious, fierce, all-drag killer comedy comes to its thrilling and uproarious conclusion.
Death Drop: Back In The Habit – UK Tour 2022/23
|27 – 30 October||Bromley: Churchill Theatre|
|1 – 5 November||Dartford: Orchard Theatre|
|8 – 20 November||London: Garrick Theatre|
|22 – 26 November||High Wycombe: Swan Theatre|
|29 November – 3 December||Cardiff: New Theatre|
|6 – 10 December||Crewe: Lyceum Theatre|
|13 December – 24 December||Brighton: Theatre Royal|
|3 – 7 January||Blackpool: Grand Theatre|
|10 – 14 January||Sheffield: Lyceum Theatre|
|17 – 21 January||Leicester: Curve Theatre|
|23 – 28 January||Aberdeen: Her Majesty’s|
|14 – 19 February||Nottingham: Theatre Royal|
|7-11 February||Liverpool: Everyman Theatre|
|23 – 25 February||Glasgow: King’s Theatre|
|9 – 12 March||Manchester: Opera House|
|13 – 18 March||Birmingham: The Alexandra|
Willam will be performing in the production until up to and including Cardiff’s New Theatre.
Willam is an actor (A Star is Born), podcaster (Race Chaser & Hot Goss), author (Suck Less: Where There’s a Willam, There’s a Way) & wig-wearing YouTuber who wrote the bottoming national anthem (This Boy Is A Bottom). His album Shartistry in Motion debuted at #1 on the Billboard Comedy charts and his documentary about the rise and fall of his second girls group Access All Areas: the AAA Girls Tour is now available anywhere you got wifi. If you really like him, google him and you’ll probably find some reasons not to any more. But if you’re still into it, you can find him @willam on IG/Twitter.
About Cheryl Hole
Cheryl Hole, the self-proclaimed ‘Mediocre’ queen of Essex is anything but Mediocre.
Cheryl embodies heart, warmth and stupidity all with a huge grin on her face. After storming into the Top 4 on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK in 2019, Cheryl has been unstoppable as the hustling diva, performing up and down the country and entertaining globally on her social media platforms.
Cheryl has accomplished big achievements in the last two years such as the face of Virgin Media’s Christmas campaign, A regular queen on the Netflix ‘I Like To Watch’ Youtube series and has two successful seasons of her hit podcast, Girl Group Gossip where Cheryl and her special co-host for the week discuss in depth iconic girl groups past and present. We saw Cheryl swapping walking in heels for wellington boots as she spent two weeks on a North Yorkshire farm and was the Runner-Up on MTV’s ‘Celebs on The Farm’ as well as other TV credits such as Celebrity Juice, Comedy Central’s ‘Your Face or Mine’ and BBC’s Strictly Frocked Up.
Recently we saw Cheryl compete on the brand-new series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Verses The World which aired launching BBC Three coming back to TV.
It is clear that nothing is going to stop our Cheryl and we cannot wait to see what the future holds for the true Queen of Essex.
About Trafalgar Theatre Productions
Trafalgar Theatre Productions, produces new shows and classic musicals in London and internationally including the Tony and Olivier award-winning smash hit musical, Jersey Boys, which opened London’s new Trafalgar Theatre in 2021 and is currently touring the UK & Ireland, Broadway’s favourite multi award-winning musical, Alanis Morrisette’s Jagged Little Pill which launched the Theatre Royal Sydney in September 2021, a major revival of the classic musical, Anything Goes, starring Sutton Foster and Robert Lindsay at the Barbican Theatre in the summer of 2021, the hilarious new comedy, Death Drop, at the Garrick Theatre and Criterion Theatre, the current World Tour of The Rocky Horror Show, the Lincoln Center’s award-winning production of The King and I at the London Palladium and worldwide, and a co-production of War Horse with The National Theatre in Australia and Asia-Pacific.
TuckShop are the UK’s leading drag production company. With sold out West End seasons of Cinderella, Death Drop, and TuckShop West End, they are shaping the future of the Drag industry, and shaking up the theatre community in the most FABULOUS way. With the huge rise in drag popularity over the last ten years, TuckShop are at the forefront of UK Drag culture, coming hot off the heels of founder Chris Clegg’s fifteen years’ experience in the West End as a producer, theatre manager, and marketing expert. As well as creating bespoke productions, producing nationwide tours, TuckShop also represent some of the UK’s best Drag talent, raising their profile through branding, promotion and regular bookings. With new productions in development, an ever expanding roster of headline performers and the UK’s largest Drag merchandise store, TuckShop works tirelessly to give Drag the leg-up it deserves.