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Miss Meena & The Masala Queens at West Yorkshire Playhouse


By Harvey Virdi
Directed by Pravesh Kumar

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Quarry Theatre
Press Night Tuesday 13 June, 7.30pm
Tuesday 13 - Saturday 17 June 2017


This June sees Miss Meena & the Masala Queens visit West Yorkshire Playhouse, a new production inspired by the British Asian drag queen community.


Written by Harvey Virdi and directed by Rifco's Artistic Director Pravesh Kumar, Miss Meena & the Masala Queens has been created in consultation with LGBTQ community, uncovering the untold stories of men who choose a female persona by night.


Behind the sparkling costumes and big Bollywood style lip-sync dance numbers, Miss Meena & the Masala Queens reveals a very human story about the meaning of family.


Rifco Artistic Director Pravesh Kumar said:

I’ve always planned that Rifco would tour a play that puts LGBTQ issues at the centre of the story. As a British Asian theatre-maker, it's always been really important to me that we continue to tell untold stories and give unrepresented voices a platform and make work that provokes as well as entertains.”


This Rifco and Watford Palace Theatre co-production in association with Warwick Arts Centre renews the collaboration between Rifco and Harvey Virdi, following on from the success of Happy Birthday Sunita and Meri Christmas.


Pinky (Vedi Roy), Miss Meena (Raj Ghatak), Preetho (Harvey Dhadda) - Images by David Fisher - Miss M