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Miss Dusty 'O' returns to Leicester Square Theatre for Christmas

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FOLLOWING the success of last year’s Dick!, Miss Dusty ‘O’ reurns to Leicester Square Theatre to star in the adult panto, Dick! Comes Again: Bigger, Longer, Harder!, which runs from Wednesday, November 27, 2013 to Sunday, January 19, 2014.

The infamous Queen Runt has risen from the deep, dark depths of showbiz hell, bringing ‘Carry On’-style chaos to the festive season. Will familiar friends, Dick!, Alice, Fairy Bell-End and the infamous pussy, Dave The Cat, be able to save the day and restore order to this adult panto?

Probably not but, according to the press release, a scintillating, riotously rude and hilarious evening is in store for the filthiest Christmas and debauched New Year you’ll ever enjoy!

After working for designer Zandra Rhodes, Miss Dusty ‘O’ (as Miss Sofonda Cox) turned to DJing – a career that has taken her to almost every European city, together with residencies at a number of fashionable night clubs. Eight years ago, she started the Trannyshack club night at what was then the Soho Revue Bar – a night that is still going strong at Madame JoJo’s.

When not DJ’ing or hosting her own club nights, Dusty has recorded several singles and been featured on no fewer than five albums, most recently with the 2011 release of Wat 2 Do as well as a charity single in aid of an HIV charity, together with a host of Soho faces and stars, called Xmas In Soho.

Dave Bibby (Dick) is a stand-up comedian and actor. He has appeared in Channel 4’s Eye Spy alongside Stephen Fry, was awarded ‘Best Male Act’ at the SOLO Festival Awards, performs in sketch trio Lead Pencil and played Bottom in Principal Theatre’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Laura Curnick (Fairy Bell-End) specialises in creating comedy characters which she performs in both live and recorded work. On a whim, she entered last year’s Funny Woman competition and made it onto their “One to Watch List”.

Laura Hyde (Alice), who created the role of Fairy Bell-End in last year’s Dick!, also played the Middle Aged Witch for Richard Jones’ Macbeth (Glyndebourne Festival and Touring Opera, Royal Albert Hall and Opera De Lille).

Nick Read’s (Dave The Cat) theatre credits include Lucius in Titus Andronicus, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Alex in A Misunderstanding at Southwark Playhouse. He has just finished filming the role of Policeman in Scarlett Says and stars opposite Nadine Shah in her latest music video. Read also makes up one fifth of comedy group Zazu.

Paula Masterton (Queen Runt) recently appeared in The Life of Stuff at Theatre 503 and Silent Witness (BBC 1).

Produced by Martin Witts for London International Arts Theatre Ltd (LIAT), Dick! Comes Again: Bigger, Longer, Harder! is written, directed and choreographed by Stuart Saint (Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens).

Tickets: £18.50. Friday and Saturday evenings: £20.50. To book, call the box office on 08448 733433 or visit www.leicestersquaretheatre.com/.

Times: Vary.

NB: Dick! Comes Again: Bigger, Longer, Harder! is strictly for adults only.