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'Brexit: the Musical' is coming to London

Ellie Walker-Arnott
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Ellie Walker-Arnott

Article 50 is yet to be triggered, but 'Brexit: the Musical', well that's ready and raring to go.

The politically-charged piece of musical theatre – from Richard Thomas, the man behind 'Jerry Springer: the Opera' and 'Anna Nicole: the Musical' – is set to premiere at 'Jonny Woo's Un-Royal Variety' at The Hackney Empire this November. 

The variety show, a 'new annual spectacular alternative to the traditional Royal Command Performance', has been curated and directed by Woo and promises to be hilariously entertaining, with 'deliberately provocative prods at the establishment'.

But the night's not all about the UK voting to leave the EU, Boris Johnson's hair and Gove's failed leadership attempt. The Kate Middleton Choir will also sing for the first time. Who are they? 'A street-cast choir of women who look quite like' the swishy-haired royal. 

Woo will also transform into his alter ego Mary Portas to perform 'Muscle Mary's Gymnasium' and 'Scary Mary', while house band The Un-Royal will play live. Glastonbury's drag troupe are set to make cameo appearances as Royal Family favourites, too. 

Bourgeois and Maurice, Jayde Adams, Pete & Bambi Heaven, Diane Chorley and The Buffet make up the lineup, with more acts still to be announced. 

Sound like your kinda night? See EU there. 

'Jonny Woo's Un-Royal Variety' is on November 4. Tickets start at £10 and are currently on sale here

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