Published On: Tue, Jul 11th, 2017 at 12:30am

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Kinsey Sicks: Things You Shouldn’t Say

Following their second critically-acclaimed, sell-out show at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, America’s favourite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet return this year for a strictly limited season with their bravest and most movingly honest show yet.

If you love Donald Trump, you’ll hate this show!

This is the remarkable true story of four friends from San Francisco who had a life-changing epiphany at a Bette Midler concert that led to them to form The Kinsey Sicks in an effort to find joy during the darkest days of the AIDS crisis. Now that the era of Trumpism is upon us, they’re sharing their hilarious, inspiring and at times heartbreaking tale, and showing that hatred and deceit can be fought with humour and heart.

So come join the Pied Pipers of Drag as they lead us all in resisting these new dark times with laughter, integrity and heroically high hair in an unforgettable new musical exploring Trumpism, racism, AIDS, extreme macramé, oblong vegetables and, of course, Bette Midler.

The Kinsey Sicks began in 1993 as a group of friends who went to a Bette Midler concert in San Francisco dressed as the Andrews Sisters. They began singing and harmonizing that night, and the seed for the group was planted. Since then they have toured internationally and have drawn the attention and devotion of unexpectedly diverse audiences. Their critically acclaimed Off-Broadway hit, Dragapella! Starring The Kinsey Sicks at New York’s legendary Studio 54, received a nomination for a Lucille Lortel Award (the Off-Broadway Tony) as Best Musical and a Drama Desk Award nomination for Best Lyrics, and the girls  also wowed audiences with a much-coveted extended run at the Las Vegas Hilton. They have also starred in two movies and have released nine albums.

…Donald Trump beware.

Tickets here

Venue:            Gilded Balloon at the Museum (Venue 64)

Dates:              2nd to 13th August 2016 (not 9th)

Time:               7.30pm (8.30pm)

Box office:      0131 622 6552

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