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Blanche & Butch

It was the best idea they’d ever had – three disabled drag queens – called ‘Heelz n Wheelz’ – it was sensational! But when the sparkles fade and tensions rise, a new way forward is needed. Join our stars backstage as they now tour the first ‘Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?’ to star an ‘actually disabled’ Blanche. It’s seen better days and so have they. What can possibly go wrong as they pull back the curtain on their lives, loves and loses? Read more …


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The critical consensus

If you're wondering how an hour-long show can possibly make you laugh, cringe, break your heart, challenge every idea you had about disability, challenge your thoughts on gender and sexuality and be filled with wit, humour, disco classics and glitter- you are seriously underestimating Birds of Paradise.

*****Natalie O'Donoghue, Broadway World, 16/09/2017

Blanche and Butch is a twisted mix of camp, drama, comedy and music that is both glamorous and sharp. However, it offers far more than a superficial drag act, delving into important subjects and opening a window into disability and discrimination in the acting world and beyond.

****(*)Matthew Keeley, The Wee Review, 17/09/2017

Offers a troubling and vivid hour of theatre.

***(*)(*)Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, 26/09/2017

Bird of Paradise Theatre’s Blanche & Butch is 75 minutes of ostentatious, exaggerated, theatrical, sober, serious-minded, crap-cutting, top-quality and freakishly stylish entertainment.

****(*)Justine Blundell, Edinburgh Guide, 14/10/2017

Where and when?

On Tour, from Thursday September 14, 2017, until Saturday October 14, 2017.

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