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These drag queens haven’t a clue how banal their problems are: Sound of the Underground, at the Royal Court, reviewed

4 February 2023

9:00 AM

4 February 2023

9:00 AM

Sound of the Underground

Royal Court, until 25 February


Playground Theatre, until 4 February

Sound of the Underground is a drag show involving a handful of cross-dressers who spend the opening 15 minutes telling us who they are. Then, rather ominously, they announce: ‘We’ve written a play.’ But they haven’t really. The scene shifts to a kitchen where the drag queens meet to discuss their pay and conditions, and the show turns into an advertisement for their woes.

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