For those looking for something different from the traditional Christmas shows, Theatrewire's presentation of God is a Scottish Drag Queen: A Christmas Special at Studio 1398 is a fun untraditional outing. Mike Delamont returns to Vancouver for 'God' to tell us their version of the origins of Christmas, or perhaps the birth day of Jesus and some of the traditions that follow suit.
Although not the outlandish drag that I am used to, the humour was well balanced with just a bit of coarse language and a little bit of audience heckling, but all in good fun, with a few visual aids via powerpoint. Like with most comedic presentations that I enjoy it was about laughing at ourselves and the silly things we do or embrace. Which for what can sometimes be a trying time, like Christmas, is much appreciated and often needed. I felt it was well spent money for about 75-80 minutes of entertainment and look forward to Delamont's return, hopefully it won't be another 4 years.
God is a Scottish Drag Queen: A Christmas Special is playing at Studio 1398 until 7 December 2018. Tickets at: https://tickets.theatrewire.com/shows/god%20is%20a%20scottish%20drag%20queen-%20a%20christmas%20special/events
~ reviewed by Karen Roller
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