Billed as an ‘all-male girl group’ I was committed to dropping in to see this show as soon as I heard of it.
Having been at the Leicester Square Theatre to see Richard Herring earlier that evening, I caught a poster advertising the late show – and, having watched the matinee preview of Kinky Boots at the Adelphi, I figured why not go full circle and end the show with glitz, sparkles and drag queens?
The girls don’t disappoint. Vicki Vivacious, Portia De Fosse, Silver Summers and Vanilla Lush combine sassy quips with numerous costume changes, but more importantly – absolutely stunning vocals. Individually great, but collectively something special.
I particularly enjoyed the narrative throughout. Presented as if it were a biopic of their girl group career, they ran through the history of music decade by decade, interweaving classic numbers with stories of behind the scenes bust ups, partying to excess and all the other sorts of stories you hear of bands across the years.
This was my first experience of The Supreme Fabulettes and it was billed as a celebration of their work before they take a bit of a break, so I am unsure how representative my experience was of a regular show, but the faux documentary aspect made for an extra entertaining evening. It provided opportunities for comedic moments and also set up the solo performances in such a natural way – culminating in an absolutely astonishing mashup of Diamonds Are Forever and Rihanna’s Shine Bright Like A Diamond by the wonderfully talented Silver Summers.
The girls are currently taking a break, but do look out for them in the New Year – definitely a great value evening of entertainment!