In association with Paines Plough and Live Theatre
Bonnie and The Bonnettes present
Written by Cameron Sharp
Created and Performed by Cameron Sharp, Hattie Eason, and Becky Glendenning
Sound Design by MXYM
Lighting Design by Katharine Williams
Media by TJMOV
Bonnie and The Bonnettes' debut show that toured nationally 2017|18 with dates at Camden People's Theatre, Derby Theatre, Alphabetti Theatre, Gala Theatre, Omnibus Theatre, ARC, Cast, The Civic, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Hartlepool Town Hall, and The Hub
Now in a revised version Drag Me to Love returns in 2021, in association with Paines Plough and Live Theatre, touring in the Roundabout pop-up venue to Northern Stage/Byker, Slade Gardens/Brixton, The Lowry, Creative Civic Change/Newington, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, and Poole. Further tour dates include CAST/Doncaster and Hull Truck Theatre.
So imagine this: You are 14 years old and you are a drag queen. It’s golden stilettos, ripped fishnets, shoulder pads, and neon bobs. It’s expression. It’s glamour. It’s power. It’s Doncaster, 2009.
This autobiographical, three person show combines drag performance with theatrical storytelling to build the world of Bonnie Love and The Bonnettes. Set against a backdrop of pop anthems and glitter we follow Cameron as he throws himself into a pair of 6-inch stilettos – meeting new people making both friends and foes. But not everything is as it seems and, piece by piece, the glamorous world of drag fades away.
It’s about being young, having that fire in your belly and seeing no limitations or rules. It’s the uncertainty of your own identity and the creation of a new one. It’s about finding a safe place between the two. Between boy and drag. It’s a reflection. An exorcism. A scrapbook.
We will laugh. We will cry. We will sing and we will dance.
You are bound to fall, as we drag you, into love.
"It's a glittery, toe tapping, pant wetting riot!"
"Drag Me to Love is the ultimate feel good experience."
(North East Reviews)
"It is refreshing to see a drag artist’s vulnerability."
(A Younger Theatre)
"I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a fun and sparkly night out with some toe-tapping tunes."