• A MAD Drag Night

2019 - Beat For The Gods



A MAD Drag Night returned to celebrate it’s fifth year raising money for the Make A Difference Trust and this year our Queens reached for the heavens and broke MAD Drag records!


This year was the biggest cast, the biggest audience and the biggest funds raised! We are so pleased to say that A MAD DRAG NIGHT raised just over £12,200 for the Make A Difference Trust. Over £5,000 more than in previous years! Thank you to everyone involved for making both performances fantastic sold-out successes!! Click here see how these funds make a difference through the many projects the MAD Trust supports by following this link.


Our girls started the night as Goddesses but at A MAD Drag Night, anything is possible. Fierce dancers, incredible singers, hilarious comedians, all delivering a night our audience will never forget. It's not often you find yourself in the same room as Teresa May, Gemma Collins, Ann Widecombe, Melania Trump, Beyonce, and The Spice Girls (and this time Posh did show up!). A MAD Drag Night continued to bring it’s own spin on the Drag Show, as our volunteer team of over 90 West End technicians, performers, creatives and Front of House staff are unable to deliver anything less than a Drag Production!

More fabulous images from A MAD Drag Night - Beat For The Gods in the gallery below


This year was also extra special as we were able to celebrate the life of the most amazingly positive, courageous and incredibly talented people we were fortunate of having as part of the MAD Drag family, Harry Wright. He was our friend, sister, Queen and Diva, and it filled us with immense pride to be able to dedicate the show to Harry. Thank you to David Nock and Sonia Friedman Productions for helping us to create a special number in his honour. He was never far from a tassled dress, a knee high boot and his signature lavender wig and he will always be our Only Girl In The World.


Special thanks to our supporters and sponsors:

MAC Cosmetics for their continued support providing complimentary make-up design,

artists and products at all A MAD Drag Night events making our Queens faces beat for the gods!

Reidel for providing complimentary Comms kit hire

Stage Sound Services for providing complimentary sound equipment hire

Disguise for providing complimentary video server hire

CCP Structures for discounted staging and masking solutions

Groucho Club for providing complimentary and discounted accomodation

Cathy Winn and Joe Allen Brasserie for providing an incredible VIP dinner for our hosts and guests

Homeslice Pizza, Pasta Brown and Simon Grigg for providing crew and cast catering

Tropic Skincare for providing complimentary gifts for our entire cast

Boom Cycle courtesy of Hilary Rowland and Jack Greaves prize donation

The Ivy Club courtesy of Theodore Vannava and Jessica Fraser prize donation

Kiehl's courtesy of Stephen Kirwan prize donations

Club 11 courtesy of Darren Bell prize donations

Hawksmoor Covent Garden courtesy of Shaun Bates prize donation

Daniel Galvin Jnr courtesy of Melanie Tranter prize donation

Christian Pankhurst prize donations

Archer's Street prize donation

Gabriel Mokake Photography for continued support with complimentary photography services for our fabulous poster

Darren Bell, Chris Jepson and Gaz Sherwood for continued support providing complimentary event photography

Andy Andreou, Christine Penman and Angels Fancy Dress on Shaftesbury Avenue for their continued support providing discounted costume styling and hire services

Marcus Hall Props for continued support providing complimentary props hire and creation

Liv Burton, Alex Pinder, Ricardo Spriggs, Chanel murray, Gabriella Garguillo and Hive of Honey for providing discounted and complimentary wig styling services

Spencer Lammy and Mickey Henderson for providing discounted and complimentary costume design and construction

Chris Guard, Nick Lodge and Chris Draper for providing complimentary vocal arrangements, backing tracks and musical accompaniment

Thank you to the following for their continued support providing complimentary rehearsal studios:

Adrian Jeckells and London School of Musical Theatre

Nathan Amzi and Umbrella Rooms

Jane Grater, Graham McCalpine and The Prince of Wales Theatre

Jeremy Roberts and the Adelphi Theatre

Urdang Academy

Freedom Bar Soho


Hosts

Miss Rory, Faye Tozer, Harriet Thorpe, Tom Reid Wilson, David Ames, Dr Ranj Singh, Janette Manrara & Jenni 'The Vixen' Ryan


Cast


Queens

Adam Bailey, Alex Pinder, Ben Bunce, Carl Mullaney, David O’Reilly, Daniel Downing, Ethan Le Phong, Evan James, Greg Haney, Hugo Harold-Harrison, Ian Oswald, Jak Allen-Anderson, Joseph Davenport, Joseph O’Reilly, Kyle Seeley, Nick Collier, Patrick George, Paulo Teixeira, Ricardo Spriggs, Rodney Vubya, Ross Carpenter, Sean Parkins, Tommy Wade-Smith, Will Peaco


Female Ensemble

Charlotte Gooch, Ella Nonini, Jade Albertson, Jemima Loddy, Katie Singh, Sarah Faith Brown, Shona Wilson, Tinovimbanashe Sibanda


Male Ensemble

Alex Given, Craig Tyler, Grant Thresh, Jack Greaves, Jason Winter, Liam Marcellino, Matt Caputo, Thomas-Lee Kidd, Tom Scanlon, Travis Kerry


With vocals from our fabulous Dragettes Emma Lindars, Kelly Agbowu, Natalie Green, Tania Mathurin, featuring the West End Gospel Choir under the direction of Nathaniel Morrison


Technical

Production Manager Graham Hookham

Technical Manager, Lighting and Video designer Mogzi Bromley-Morgans

Lighting Designer Daniel Murfin

Design Assistant Caroline Bromley-Morgans

Sound Designer Clarke Henry-Brown

Sound Designer Ethan Forde

Sound Assistant Tash Turan

Stage Manager Sara Lee

Show Caller Josh Chalk

Assistant Stage Manager Emma Smith

Assistant Stage Manager Antony Gani

Assistant Stage Manager India Doherty Young

Follow Spot Neville Billimoria, Chris Withers, Heather Doole, Arthur Skinner

Wardrobe Gabriella Garguilo, Jay Worthy, Rozee Holditch

Wigs Lydia Mellor, Florencia Melone, Tor Grace

Make Up by MAC Cosmetics


Choreography

Sean Parkins, Max Trengove, Alan Birkett, Stuart Rogers, Alec Mann, Aisling Duffy and Tommy Wade-Smith


MAD Trust Volunteers

Robert Allen, Sabrina Church, Shaun Matthews, John Piehowski, Adolfo Burgo Calderon, Kim Burton, Colum Duffy, Philip Guthrie, Melissa Holston, Garry Cruikshank, Matt Couch, Richard Hutchings


Production Assistant Sarah Barron, Jonathon Dudley

Event Assistant Mike Waller, Joel Marvin, James Loweth, Ryan Brown

VIP Liaison Genevieve Nicole, Matthew Perry, Amy Thornton, Zabrina Norry

Creative Direction and VIP Co-ordinator David O'Reilly

Creative Director and Show Director by Sean Parkins

Producer David McMullan



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