Want to hear the backstory of Drag Me To Love? Well at DoncoHQ, Bonnie & The Bonettes where interviewed by Doncaster’s Bio-Queen Bipolar Adul, as well as having an amazing photoshoot with award winning Shane Peagram.
Doncaster’s finest Bio-queen Bipolar Adul interviews Newcastle based theatre company Bonnie & The Bonettes. This Interview took place at DoncoHQ whereby all the three queens prepared for a photoshoot with local award winning photography Shane Peagram for what has now become known as “Drag Alley”.
Cameron Sharp, Hattie Eason & Becky Glendanning, known collectively as Bonnie & The Bonettes are a theatre company from Newcastle. Currently touring their three person show, Drag Me To Love, alongside hosting and producing The Bon Bons Cabaret, Bonnie & The Bonnettes are dragging theatre in new and neon directions.
Originally from Doncaster, Cameron spent his teen years in heels and hair living a drag fantasy. Drag Me To Love is the autobiographical story of a fierce donny queen.
So how do you guys do your makeup?
C: We always get ready together.
I’ve always started with the aesthetic and gone from there, I’ve always been like that, not just in drag but in everything.
How did Drag Me To Love come about?
Abby decided she was moving to Canada, she wanted to find herself. Well, she did, and now she’s back. While she was gone we needed a replacement. We all have a “gimmick”, I’m the drag queen the story is about, Hattie can sing, so we knew the third person needed to balance it out. I’d directed Becky in a play before and she is hilarious.
How have you mums influenced your work?
You guys are into Cabaret too right?
H.It makes a difference for people and that’s nice. We are always working on short performances that aren’t just numbers but dialogue and other mediums.
What advice would you give to anyone wanting to get into drag or theatre?
For drag, theatre, or both! I would say get out and try it. It’s about finding your look, your style, your comedy, your lip-syncing style, your act. For me, the best way to do that is try as much as you can then decide. Picking bits from everything to form a brand that is yours. Then you get to play with it. Constantly challenge yourself too. Don’t get too comfortable and do something that both excites and scares you!
Bonnie and the Bonnettes will be showcasing their three person show Drag Me To Love at CAST on April 13th.
Catch Bipolar Adul and the rest of Doncaster drag haus on the last Saturday of the month at Hallcross pub on Hallgate.