Emma Clarendon chatted to the pair about bringing their new  show Ginger Snapped to London. 

Hi thanks for talking to me. What can audiences expect from ‘The Ginger Snapped’?

JM – we call it “therapy you can dance to.” It’s a show examining the darker (but still very hilarious) side of drag fame.

MS  – She threatens my life several times onstage; I think everyone can get behind that.

How are you feeling about coming back to perform in London?

JM – I feel like London is my home away from home. The audiences there treat me like a super star. I always feel like London is a place I’ve always been meant to perform in. 

MS – London has some of our most die hard fans, who are always great to see. Plus, visiting gives me a chance to raid M&S and bring snacks home to friends. Hello, Mr. Kipling!

What do you love the most about performing for audiences?

JM – I love making people laugh. It’s the probably the best feeling in the world. 

MS – I’m always surprised when Jinkx and I find people who connect with our weird sense of humor, so it’s immensely satisfying when we do our show and folks are fully onboard. It’s like a new chosen family, every night.

What kind of songs can we expect during the show?

JM – We do original music by my costar and music partner, Major Scales. It’s the best of from our album “The Ginger Snapped” (a 90’s throwback album) as well as a few covers from classic musicals. 

MS – I always try to write saucy, fun numbers when I know Jinkx and i are going to be performing them. Expect me to bring out my Pee Wee Herman-like dance moves for them!

For anyone who hasn’t been along to one of your shows before – why should they pop along to the Leicester Square Theatre?

JM – if you’re a fan of drag and/or cabaret, and you want to see it done at its most committed, come see us! 

MS  – We bring pop fun to drag! If you haven’t seen Drag Race, you can enjoy the music; if you don’t like music, who are you??

If you had to sum up ‘The Ginger Snapped’ how would you describe it?

JM – Hilarious, insightful, and musically brilliant. 

MS – It’s therapy you can dance to, it’s a mental breakdown with a beat; it’s the catchiest mental analysis we’ve ever brought your side of the pond, and we can’t wait.

By Emma Clarendon 

Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: The Ginger Snapped will be performed at the Leicester Square Theatre from  the 12th to the 23rd March.