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.