The Supreme Fabulettes at Leicester Square Theatre
The Leicester Square Theatre was ram-packed with a whooping and hollering crowd prior to The Supreme Fabulettes walking on stage in full supremely startling drag. After they did take their stage, the already excited crowd became a sea of frenzied screaming.
As the wonderfully lame pyrotechnics faded, the trio exploded into their first outstanding medley of modern girl group and female singer-songwriter classics. Each member (Vicki Vivacious, Maddison Lee and Vanilla Lush) sings with the tonality and rhythm any of the musicians they cover have, sometimes even more. Every constituent member brings their own character into the fray, and it comes across in the performances, each taking their own individual part in the renditions, from contributing harmonies to each other’s songs to fully fledged solos. All elements of the group bring something necessary and entertaining to the performance.
As the show went on, the triumvirate looked further down the feminist musical song sheet and picked out some show-stopping, hilarious tunes to perform, getting the audience up on their feet, clapping along to the songs as the performers belted them out.
The show did not consist only of music though – far from it. As well as a musical, it was a riotous cabaret performance by some high-class actors. The repartee between the Fabulettes was priceless; the way they naturally exchanged quips and comments was the highlight of the show. Furthermore the banter between the women on the stage and audience in front of them was hysterically funny, the lightning-fast quips and put-downs were incredible, especially when done mid-song or after a (possibly organized) onstage mishap.
The presentation of the whole evening was done so well: from the odd cartoon shown midway through the second half, to the stripping gymnast, straight to the “toy boy” they used throughout the show as comic relief. The whole thing was a rollicking laugh and was a well-spent evening. If cross-dressing comedy musical theatre is your thing, attend, and if it is not, go anyway, it will be after an evening spent with the Supreme Fabulettes.
For further information and future events visit the Supreme Fabulettes’ website here.