Drag Queens vs. Zombies will be performed as part of the Springboard festival at the King’s Head Theatre, showcasing some of the best early career companies from across the capital and beyond.
A comedy horror play where the fate of the audience is in the fabulously manicured hands of two hapless drag queens.
Feuding friends Crudi Dench and Kate Butch are hosting a spectacular cabaret night in a last ditch attempt to revitalise their careers. But on the eve of a zombie apocalypse, their backstage bust-ups become the least of their worries. As the undead invade the theatre, the queens must overcome their differences and use their unique talents to fight their way out of the flesh-eating horde and save the audience from a gruesome death!
Adapted during lockdown into a pacey, pandemic-friendly two-hander, Drag Queens vs. Zombies features camp musical performances, hilarious interactive audience moments and at least one demon child of a famous celebrity.
Written by award-winning writers Matthew Stallworthy and Eleanor Mason (who was recently been shortlisted for the Funny Women Comedy Writing Award) this is the Haus of Dench’s first foray into a full theatrical experience, having had great success with their award-nominated cult cabaret/club night Lip Sync Lollapalooza
Crudi Dench is played by Stallworthy, who is currently touring the UK with the 5 star sci-fi improvised adventure Any Suggestions, Doctor? and Marcus Crabb is Kate Butch, known for their own award-winning solo shows and the queen on everyone’s lips in London (but don’t worry, there’s a cream for that).