Powerful, gut-wrenching, brutally honest, funny, engaged, delivered with honesty and compassion… What else do critics say about sisters Stacey and Nicola Bland’s playwriting debut Call Me Vicky, based on the true-life story of their transgender godmother. Time to get booking!
Written by sisters Nicola and Stacey Bland, who also feature in the cast alongside Wendi Peters, Call Me Vicky is a debut play based entirely on a true story.
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.
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.
Matt Greenwood takes the title role as Vicky, with Wendi Peters as her mother Sylvie, Nicola and Stacey Bland as her friends Debbie and Gabby. They’re joined in the cast by Adam Young as Sid and Ben Welch as Fat Pearl. Victoria Gimby directs.
Call Me Vicky runs from 19 February to 9 March 2019 at the Pleasance Theatre, Carpenters Mews, North Road, London N7 9EF. Performances run Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 6pm. Tickets are priced £16 (previews £12). CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!