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BrumHour was invited to see Death Drop: Back in the Habit by The Alexandra.
For Brum Radio’s Interval Theatre, Death Drop actor Kitty Scott-Claus talked about returning home to Birmingham as part of this UK Tour. Listen below:
By Dave Massey twitter.com/BrumHour
This very adult production contains strong language and implied sexual content.
Review: Death Drop: Back in the Habit at The Alexandra
⭐⭐⭐⭐The filthiest show you’ll see this year!
Directed by Jesse Jones and written by Rob Evans
Father Alfie Romeo (LoUis CYfer) is sent to a convent to retrieve a lost ring and a missing Priest. After announcing he will close the convent within 24 hours Alfie is in terrible danger from the mysterious convent ghosts. Plus Alfie has to face the Nuns at the convent Sister Maria Julie Andrews (Jujubee from RuPaul’s Drag Race), Sister Mary Berry (Played by Cheryl Hole), Sis Titus (Played by The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield’s very own Kitty Scott-Claus) and the Mother Superior (played by Victoria Scone).
Death Drop is back and its more adult than before! One large convent set the backdrop to this bigger and bolder production. The vibrant incidental music also features plenty of sound cues and atmospheric moments to flesh out the story.
There are plenty of fourth wall-breaking moments as the drag actors play to the audience throughout. Whilst this is a comedy-drag-horror-murder-mystery-musical it could have featured more songs and more daft music moments.
At just two hours including interval, this wastes no time in propelling the story, there’s actually plenty of plot to get through as the story lampoons Sister Act, The Sound of Music, The Catholic Church and The Exorcist with its increasingly chaotic moments. The story basis makes it seem much more international that the very British first Death Drop show over a year ago.
The humour is actually quite old skool but told through modern LGBTQ+ characters giving it a fresh feel. It won’t be for everyone as the humour is pretty far from mainstream. But the writing and the actors acknowledge this.
The main actors were all excellent, Kitty Scott-Claus steals all the scenes with daft jokes and reactions, JuJuBee is wonderful as an English rose and Victoria Scone shows why a leading stage role is for them! Cheryl Hole brings all the physical comedy and re-recreates several famous Drag Race UK moments. LoUis CYfer has a tough role standing up to these other characters but has plenty of great personal moments too. I wanted to see more of JuJuBee but this is an ensemble comedy, oh well!
Death Drop: Back in the Habit is the filthiest show you’ll see this year and is at The Alexandra until 18th March 2023. Book tickets using BrumHour’s affiliate link >> HERE <<.