An outré Classic of 21st century British musical theatre.
'A dazzling, kitsch wonder: steeped in cultural history, hilarious, irreverent, triumphant'
Time Out, London
‘Frank’s Closet is a modern monument to old-fashioned camp’ WhatsOnStage
Frank teeters on the precipice of marriage to his beloved Alan, who has given him an ultimatum – he must give up the toys and joys of singledom, and donate his fabulous collection of the dresses of iconic divas to the V&A. Amidst continual calls from Alan, his mother, and once (briefly) his father, Frank retreats into a fantasy world where he is The Chairman of The Music Hall.
Through the magical portal of his closet door, the divas visit him in turn, aided and abetted by a quartet of Gaiety Girls. Each diva delivers a musical number containing a gem of good, or at least well intentioned, advice. But will frocks or fiancé ultimately triumph…?
Frank’s Closet is a high-camp, witty and poignant show, framed by the artifice of the musical hall and propelled by the increasingly surreal musical turns of the divas.
Frank’s Closet explores the conflict between fantasy and responsibility, liberty and conformity, with wit and heart, in a way that will chime with anyone who’s ever pondered the joys and terrors of a lifetime of commitment….
Gaiety Girl Gertie Snipe
Gaiety Girl Daisy Dares
Gaiety Girl Carrie Poppers
Gaiety Girl Alice Plate
Costume & Wigs Designer
Assistant Production Designer
Karim-Pasha Ladbon, Stephen MacLeod Barnes & The Union Theatre