Get ready to take your seats for a show like no other.  Well, the name might look a little familiAr, but we can guarantee the performance is on a whole other level...

After the HUGE sell-out success last year, Jonny Woo's Un-Royal Variety returns to the Hackney Empire this November 3rd + 4th.


Delivering his affectionate yet provocative alternative to the annual Royal Variety Performance, Woo once again presents his signature take on variety, with an acerbic, subversive and political punch. 

And we've got a VIP box to give away for each night! The VIP box sits four, so you can bring three of your mates along plus you get two bottles of fizz thrown in.

To enter, simply fill in your details below.

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Jonny Woo’s Un-Royal Variety:  An alternative alternative to the Royal Variety Performance.   

Following the sell-out success of 2016’s inaugural Un-Royal Variety in the historic setting of Hackney Empire, international drag star and performance artist Jonny Woo returns for two nights alongside a stellar line-up. Delivering his affectionate yet provocative alternative to the annual Royal Variety Performance, Woo once again presents his signature take on variety, with an acerbic, subversive and political punch.     Accompanied by a big, brassy rock band and a 30-strong dance troupe of gender-fluid club kids, Woo MCs, sings, dances, conducts and tethers together an evening featuring US sensation CHRISTEENE, who flies over from the Deep South especially, award-winning operatic comic Jayde Adams and fresh from the success of Triple Threat, Lucy McCormick who will present something brand new.  
Joining them are maverick Australian performer Leah Shelton, Frank Lavender, Pete & Bambi Heaven (La Soiree’s Asher Treleaven and Gypsy Wood - Miss Cage Dance Australia), Diane Chorley AKA The Duchess Of Canvey plus an array of auspicious guests including Bourgeois & Maurice, Lavinia Co-Op, David Mills, lip-synching sensation Frieda Slaves and music courtesy of Nostalgia Of The Mothership.   Last year Brexit The Musical, penned in collaboration with composer Richard Thomas of Jerry Springer, The Opera fame, was premiered. Thomas returns for 2017 with The Kate Middleton Choir, a community choir reflecting on the conundrums of being a queen-inwaiting. This follows their successful debut in Un-Royal 2016 and several appearances with Jonny Woo, entertaining audiences over the past 12 months.     This November, the (Hackney) empire will be indeed ruled by Jonny Woo as he embarks again on his Un-Royal extravaganza. Get set for double the irreverence of last year as the glitterati prepare to hang from of theatre boxes and run amok through the theatre’s historic
stalls.  A raucous good time is firmly on the agenda complete with spectacular performances, laughs, politics and love.   

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8. Prize. The prize is a VIP box (four tickets) plus two bottles of fizz, to Jonny Woo's Un-Royal Variety at the Hackney Empire on either 3rd or 4th November 2017 starting at 7.30pm each night.   There are two (2) prizes.  One VIP box will be given away for each night. The prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash.  All attendees must be over the age of 18 years old.  Prize does not include transport to and from the event.  If Events may occur that render the awarding of the prize impossible due to reasons beyond the control of CPC Connect Ltd, CPC Connect Ltd. is not responsible for any cancellation of the Prize by the Prize Provider.

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