YORK drag diva divine Velma Celli is placing on a collection of exhibits within the metropolis.
The Velma Celli Present is coming to Inconceivable York bar, on the nook of St Helen’s Sq. on Friday, September 30, Friday, October 14 and Friday, November 4 for Equinox – a Halloween and Bonfire Particular.
Referred to as ‘The UK’s Queen of dwell vocal drag’, Velma has been charming audiences throughout the globe for the previous 13 years.
Velma is the alter ego of West Finish star Ian Stroughair who has appeared in hit musicals Cats, Fame, Chicago and Hire.
Final yr Velma’s A Transient Historical past of Drag entertained audiences throughout the globe on a tour which included Australia (Finest Cabaret Nomination in Perth), 54 Under in N.Y.C, a sell-out U.Ok tour ending in a smash hit run on the Edinburgh Fringe Competition.
In 2015 Velma was invited to look on BBC’s Eastenders for a really particular visitor episode enjoying herself, starred reverse Danny Dyer within the music brief Nebraska, carried out with pop icon Anastacia and West Finish and Broadway legends Ruthie Henshall, Kerry Ellis and Frances Ruffelle to call however a number of.
She will also be noticed in American comedy collection I Love You and on the silver display screen in The Evening of The Lotus.
She gained the Finest Cabaret Award for her hit present Me & My Divas at Perth Fringeworld in 2020 and appeared within the Olivier award-winning circus present, La Soiree, fronted the McDonalds ‘we’re awake’ marketing campaign, was nominated for a Nice British Pantomine Award and even carried out privately for royalty.
The headline act for the BBC’s Finest Of the Fringe closing evening live performance on the Edinburgh Fringe and the winner of the coveted Three Weeks Editors Award, a two-year lengthy residency at The Hippodrome, London There isn’t a lot our Velma hasn’t finished.
Ian has loved a assorted profession in tv, movie and musical theatre, starring within the West Finish exhibits Cats, Fame and Chicago. He shot the characteristic movie Evening Of The Lotus for launch in 2016; and has performed the lead position of over-the-top cabaret singer Irish O’Flanagan in Charles Busch’s Christmas fairytale, Instances Sq. Angel, on the Union Theatre, London.
In 2014, Ian co-wrote and co-starred within the award-winning Divallusion on the Edinburgh Fringe, the place he earned the coveted spot of the closing act on the BBC’s Better of the Competition live performance.
The Velma Celli Present was the very first drag present to be given a residency on the London Hippodrome, considered one of Britain’s most prestigious cabaret venues. Velma was nominated for greatest vocal act within the 2013 and 2014 London Cabaret Awards.
Velma’s self-titled album is obtainable on Itunes and Spotify now.
Present tickets for the Inconceivable York performances can be found priced from £15 right here.