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Witness pop hits getting butchered at PopHorror

James Manning

Never mind serial killers, vengeful ghosts, werewolves or flesh-eating zombies – there’s nothing more truly horrifying than the oeuvre of Stock, Aitken and Waterman. The terrible trio of producer-writers (including former gravedigger Pete Waterman) who cast a chilling shadow across the ’80s pop scene are being exhumed at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern for a gruesome new show called PopHorror.

Today (April 27), SAW’s gamut of hits will be dismembered by a twisted troupe of cabaret stars. Black Cat compere Dusty Limits, drag ballerina Ragina and performance artist Laura Gwen Miles join your host, ‘punk-horror-drag’ performer Baby Lame, to take a cleaver to songs originally performed by Kylie, Rick Astley and Dead Or Alive. If you thought Pete Burns’s new face was scary, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

There’ll also be video mash-ups of classic horror movies and pop videos, and games pitting audience members against one another to win the Scream Queen Crown. And like the ditzy one who somehow survives till the last scene, this one will run and run: future dates include Abba, diva and disco specials called ‘Björn of the Dead’, ‘The Cher Witch Project’ and ‘I Know What You Did Donna Summer’. Say you’ll be there… or else.

Fancy something funkier? Pay tribute to Prince at one of these London parties.


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