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Miss Meena and the Masala Queens

Presented by Rifco Theatre Company and Watford Palace Theatre in association with Warwick Arts Centre

Dazzling saris, grand Bollywood lip-sync dance numbers and queues of adoring fans – for Miss Meena this is all now a distant memory. The once famous and fabulous drag queen has lost his sparkle and like his nightclub is washed up and out of date.

The punters have gone and whilst the other drag queens are strutting their high-heels elsewhere, property developers are circling like vultures waiting for Miss Meena to give up the lease to the club. 

With the club on its knees, a new arrival brings a glittery rainbow of hope. But just as things are starting to look up for Miss Meena, a visitor from the past makes him question everything he ever stood for.   

A new piece inspired by the British Asian drag queen community, created in consultation with LGBTQ* community, will uncover the untold stories of men who choose a female persona by night. Behind the sparkling costumes and dancing Miss Meena & the Masala Queens will reveal a very human story about the meaning of family.

2017 Tour:

Watford Palace Theatre: 5 - 13 May

Warwick Arts Centre: 16 -20 May

Greenwich Theatre: 24 -27 May

Theatre Royal Windsor: 30 May - 3 June

NST Campus: 6 - 10 June

West Yorkshire Playhouse: 13 - 17 June

Audience Reviews

"Really enjoyable and would definitely recommend - great music and outfits."

"What a show. Amazing. Love it. Dancing was amazing" 

"You guys made me smile, laugh and cry. Exceptional performances. Truly, I felt everything."

Press Reviews

“All in all, this is a great production that tackles a serious taboo subject that is not openly discussed. It is delivered in a fun and light-hearted way and there are snippets of comedy too.”
London Theatre1 ★★★★

“Miss Meena and the Masala Queens is a relevant, entertaining and socially progressive piece of theatre.”
The Gay UK ★★★ 

“The story of these Drag Queens never dragged for me once. Simply great!”
The State of the Arts



Lighting Designer

Mark Dymock

Composer, Sound designer, Video designer

Niraj Chag

Movement Director and Drag Stylist

Andy Kumar