The joy of genius – Written by Will Conyers

I went to see two shows last week: The MTC’s, The Drowsy Chaperone, and, Gentlemen Prefer Blokes. I feel compelled to write about the latter.

This is not a review – it’s an appreciation of the redefining of a very, very old performance form. ‘Drag’.

‘Drag’ has always been considered somewhat disreputable, from its origins in the days of the male-dominated societies of Ancient Greece and Egypt. Since women were excluded from the sacred mysteries of performance, boys took female roles. ‘Necessity was the mother of invention’.