Love’s a drag comes to the St Helens

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A show which proves love really is a drag is coming to the St Helens Theatre Royal this autumn.

Following its sell-out debut run in Liverpool, the exciting new comedy play The Ruby Slippers is coming to St Helens Theatre Royal for one night only and tickets are on sale now.

The Ruby Slippers is a play about love, friendship, identity and prejudice within the LGBT community, taking theatregoers on a rollercoaster of emotions.

The show will run at St Helens Theatre Royal, on Thursday, 3rd November 2016.

Raz is on top of the world, owner of his paradise Blackpool drag club, The Ruby Slippers.

He has met Ryan, the man of his dreams, however all is not as it seems.

Business is poor and a rival club has opened which threatens to not only steal Raz’s customers but also his star acts, Drag Queens Phoenix and Destiny.

Also Ryan has a secret that will change everything.

The two-act comedy drama comes from writers Emma Culshaw and David Paul and directed by Mark Heller, it explores a subject rarely seen on the theatre stage.

Writers Emma Culshaw and David Paul commented: “When creating The Ruby Slippers our main aim was to write an honest story that showed the highs and lows of being in love when there are difficult obstacles to cross.

“The play also tackles transgender issues and we hope audiences enjoy what we have set out to achieve, by creating a play full of compassion, humour and outrageous one-liners but with a strong underlying message.”

The talented cast is led by James Rogerson as Raz and Jamie Paul as Ryan, they are joined by Debra Redcliffe (Helen), Emma Vaudrey (Laura), Owen Richard Farrow (Destiny) and Jordan Simms (Phoenix).

The show is created by Break A Leg Production in association with Bill Elms.

Co-producer Bill Elms said “It has been a pleasure to follow the journey of this show from the page through to the stage, and watching the audience reaction to a great piece of accessible work.

“I believe this show will go far, it has all the elements for a great night out at the theatre, a great script, great comedy and most of all a great storyline.

“I am delighted to be a part of its growth, I know that audiences in St Helens are going to love it.”

Raz is hopelessly in love with his flat mate and barman, Ryan. The feeling is mutual. However, Ryan has a secret, known only by his mother Helen, who supports her son’s decision and encourages him to tell Raz the whole truth.

So put on your high heels, slap on your lipstick and get ready to strut your stuff down at The Ruby Slippers for a riotous, glamourous, comical, yet emotional evening where the power of love is tested and the truth is about to be revealed.

The production is at the St Helens Theatre Royal on Thursday, November 3, starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £19.50, with concession prices available.

To buy tickets or for more details call the box office on 01744 756 000 or log on to www.sthelenstheatreroyal.com