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Crystal Rasmussen Presents The Bible 2 (Plus A Cure For Shame, Violence, Betrayal And Athlete’s Foot) Live! (United Agents)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2019

Crystal Rasmussen is Tom Rasmussen’s drag alter-ego. Or is it that Tom is Crystal’s alter-ego? The line seems pretty hazy. Based on their book, ‘Diary of a Drag Queen’, the show explores how drag helped a queer kid from Lancaster to become someone else, while battling with being different and the feelings of shame which came with that. Drag cabaret with a twist, it offers moments that punch you in the gut and others so uplifting this reviewer got goosebumps, particularly when Rasmussen sings; their voice is astonishing. Through song and spoken word, this is important storytelling that gives insight into the ways drag can serve to heal a troubled soul, and how love ultimately conquers all.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Daisy Malt]