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Velma Celli's God Save the Queens

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Join International award winning Cabaret super-star, Velma Celli, for an evening of music, comedy and general fabulous entertainment in her tribute to the best UK music icons. From Adele, Amy Winehouse, Annie Lennox, Florence Welch, Leona Lewis, The Spice Girls and many more, she will leave you happily exhausted and begging for more.

Known as “The UK’s Queen of live vocal drag”, Velma has been charming audiences across the globe for the past 13 years. The alter ego of West End star Ian Stroughair who has appeared in hit musicals Cats, Fame, Chicago and Rent, to which he received critical acclaim.

Last year Velma’s “A Brief History of Drag” entertained audiences across the globe on a tour which included Australia (Best Cabaret Nomination in Perth), 54 Below in N.Y.C, a sell-out U.K tour ending in a smash hit run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

In 2015 Velma was invited to guest on BBC’s Eastenders playing herself, starred opposite Danny Dyer in the music short Nebraska, performed with pop icon Anastacia and West End and Broadway legends Ruthie Henshall, Kerry Ellis and Frances Ruffelle to name but a few. She can also be spotted in American comedy series Piss Off, I Love You and on the silver screen in The Night of The Lotus.

She won the Best Cabaret Award for her hit show “Me & My Divas” at Perth Fringeworld in 2020 and appeared in the Olivier award-winning circus show, La Soiree, fronted the McDonalds “we are awake” campaign, was nominated for a Great British Pantomine Award and even performed privately for royalty.

The headline act for the BBC’s Best Of the Fringe closing night concert at the Edinburgh Fringe and the winner of the coveted Three Weeks Editors Award, a two-year long residency at The Hippodrome, London There isn’t much our Velma hasn’t done!

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