Drag Becomes Him – Aging Discracefully, 3 Stars

Drag Becomes Him – Aging Discracefully
Crazy Coqs
14th to 16th Sep, 2023

“After sold out runs in 2018 and 2019, US female impersonator extraordinaire, Randy Roberts is returning to Crazy Coqs this month for three performances of his internationally acclaimed show, ‘Drag Becomes Him – Aging Discracefully!, an old school classic drag show with a modern twist.Randy is bringing his sharp wit, stunning costumes and big voice back to the London after touring across the globe with his top-notch, critically acclaimed one man/woman show. A cross between Ann-Margret, Liza Minnelli, and Don Rickels with eye-popping gowns, jaw-dropping vocals, and gut-busting jokes, Randy takes the audience on a trip from the showrooms of Vegas to the soundstage of Hollywood right on to the Great White Way of Broadway. Along the way, he’ll drag out (pun intended) Bette Midler, Cher, and that fiery red head him/herself Randy Roberts. Don’t miss this celebration of broads, Botox and bad behaviour with the one and only Randy Roberts in ‘Drag Becomes Him – Aging Discracefully!”

Review by Richard Lambert, 3 Stars

The look is fabulous! Costumes to die for, all diva blinged up with sequins, glitter, rhinestones and sparkles. Several on-stage costume changes and wigs project the diva image as we’re treated to the glamour of Bette Midler, Sophie Tucker and Cher.

The comedy is just rude enough and in character with a little topical political injection to keep it light and friendly. Randy generates a great rapport with the audience and the atmosphere is buzzing.

A great set of jokes and songs all paced well so the evening flies by. Each song set gets better and better with the singing really kicking in from Cher onwards building to a brilliant swansong of the evening, fittingly, Music of the Night via many favourites including The Ladies Who Lunch.

Randy Roberts will undoubtedly become a firm favourite in this iconic Crazy Coqs heart of London venue.

Song List

About Damn Time
Too Old To Sleep My Way To The Top
Friends/Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
He’s Desantis
Sophie Tucker Jokes 
Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
Shoop Shoop Song
Strong Enough/Believe
Not My Father’s Son/I Am What I Am
The Girl Who Put The Sin In Cincinnati
The Ladies Who Lunch
Patriotic Finale (Color Out Of Colorado)
Music Of The Night

Randy RobertsRandy Roberts has been entertaining audiences, for over 30 years (since elementary school). His roster of famous and infamous ladies has included: Mae West (a perennial favorite), Joan Crawford, Carol Channing, Ann Miller, Phyllis Diller (an act which landed him on The Jenny Jones Show with the real Phyllis Diller), and a bevy of original ladies, including a tribute to Gypsy Rose Lee with a strip tease that leaves little to the imagination and the audience rolling in the aisles, and audience favorite: Consuela – The Latin Showgirl!Randy was featured on America’s Got Talent, appeared off-Broadway in Give A Man A Mask at the York Theatre, in the world premiere of the new musical Chance by Richard Isen at the Alcove Theater, San Francisco; and on ABC television’s One Life To Live.He made his movie debut in the award winning indie film Any Day Now starring Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, and Frances Fisher. Randy is currently headlining The Crystal Room Cabaret at Lateda in Key West, Florida.He also appeared on the Las Vegas strip in BOY-LESQUE at the Sahara and Stardust hotels and AN EVENING AT LA CAGE at the Riviera Hotel. Randy has starred in HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS at the Sand’s Hotel and Casino, San Juan, Puerto Rico, MASQUERADE at Xenon Music Hall in Madrid, Spain BOY-LESQUE at the Beachcomber Hotel in Honolulu, HI CARNIVAL LA CAGE at the Palace Casino in Biloxi, MS LA CAGE FOLLIES at the New  Palace Casino in Biloxi, MS, LA CAGE FOLLIES at the State Line Hotel and Casino in  Wendover, NV, CAMOUFLAGE CABARET at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ, HOWARD CRABTREE’S WHEN PIGS FLY at the Red Barn Theatre in Key West, Charles Busch’s THE DIVINE SISTER at the Red Barn Theatre in Key West, BITCHSLAP and DIE, MOMMY DIE both at the Waterfront Playhouse, Key West. Randy has also become a popular performer with Symphonies across the country. LISTINGS INFORandy Roberts Drag Becomes Him – Aging Discracefully!Thursday 14 Septemberat 9.15pmFriday 15 Septemberat 7.00pmSaturday 16 September at 7.00pmPress night:Thursday 14 Septemberat 9.15pmLive at ZedelCrazy Coqs20 Sherwood StreetLondon W1F 7EDTickets: £27.50Book tickets onlinehttps://www.brasseriezedel.com/events/randy-roberts-drag-becomes-him/?instance_id=677152Telephone bookings: 020 7734 4888Social:Facebook/LiveAtZédelTwitter: @LiveAtZedelTwitter@itsrandyrobertsFacebook:itsrandyrobertsInstagram:itsrandyrobertswebsitewww.randyroberts.net