As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Sunday 24 February 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will be at the world premiere of Call Me Vicky, a transition tale inspired by two sisters’ own family experience. Got any questions?
These true-life sisters truly are doing it for themselves – and for their godmother who played such an important part of their lives. I already feel inspired by Nicola and Stacey Bland and the story they tell.
“For the last time, it’s not Martin… It’s Vicky!”
It’s 1980 in Elephant and Castle. Martin and best friend Debbie are getting ready for another night out at Martin’s favourite night spot, The Golden Girl, one of Soho’s premier drag clubs. However, tonight is not a regular night out. Tonight is the night that will change Martin’s life forever.
Call Me Vicky is an honest, frank and revealing insight into an important struggle that has been relevant for generations. Having grown up on a council estate in south London and worked in the back streets of Soho, drinking, drugs and violence were commonplace when Vicky was overcoming all the adversity and ostracism that surrounded her transitioning.
Will the love of Vicky’s friends, family and drag queens be enough to get her through the toughest of times? Call Me Vicky charts Vicky’s journey to become the person she knows herself to truly be.
Call Me Vicky is the debut play by sisters Nicola and Stacey Bland, who also feature in the cast alongside Wendi Peters and Matt Greenwood (as Vicky). This hard-hitting, comic production charts Vicky’s transition from male to female in a time that was far less understanding than the world we live in today.
Call Me Vicky runs from 19 February to 9 March 2019 at London’s Pleasance Theatre. After the 6pm performance on Sunday 24 February, I’ll be joined for a post-show discussion by co-writers and producers Nicola and Stacey Bland and their fellow company members.