Première of To Wong Foo The Musical
22 May 2023
Reporter: David Upton
Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester will stage a world première of To Wong Foo The Musical, based on the 1995 film by multiple Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane.
The film, a cult-classic, featured Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, John Leguizamo, Stockard Channing, Robin Williams and Ru Paul.
The new stage production will open at Hope Mill Theatre October 21 for a limited nine-week run.
Set in '90s New York, it’s the story of three drag queens, Vida, Noxeema and Chichi, who embark on a trip across America to attend the Drag Queen of the Year Finals in Hollywood. When their car breaks down in Middle America, their lives, as well as those in the town, are turned upside down.
- To Wong Foo the Musical - Book by Douglas Carter Beane, music and lyrics by Lewis Flinn (Hope Mill Theatre)