Rich Watkin’s one-man Disney musical parody Happily Ever Poofter is an ‘exquisite and energetic masterpiece’, and its three year international ‘tour de force’ comes to an end this Friday 24 Sep at the London Wondergound in Earl’s Court. With countless ★★★★★ reviews and several award wins, check out our round-up of reviews from all across the globe. Make sure you book for your chance to see the final ever performance of this ‘foul-mouthed, fairytale/Disney mash up’.
Happily Ever Poofter — The Untold Story of a Gay Fairytale Prince — started it’s life in 2019 at South London’s famous LGBT venue The Royal Vauxhall Tavern. From there it embarked on an international tour that took it to the Edinburgh Fringe, Sydney, Adelaide Fringe, and a three-week run at London’s King’s Head Theatre.
Writer/creator Rich Watkins gives a ‘completely captivating’ performance as Prince Henry, the only gay in a Kingdom Far Far Away. The show has gone on to win both the Standing Ovation Award for Comedy, and The OffWestEnd Award for Best New Musical (albeit by default!).
Once upon a time,
in a Kingdom Far Away,
There lived a dashing prince,
Who just happened to be gay.
He tried dating Cinderella,
Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White,
But deep down in his heart,
Something didn’t feel quite right…
Rich Watkins has cleverly re-imagined Disney classics with numbers such as “High Ho!“, “Oh, I’ve Just Come Out to the King!“, “Some Day My Prince Will Cum”, but this isn’t just a frivolous camp fairytale. Happily Ever Poofter ‘proves it has more to say’ with a story that is surprisingly deep and challenges the powers that be over lack of inclusion and diversity in the media we consume. With ‘skilful direction’ from Denholm Spurr, and ‘camp-tactic’ choreography from Simone Murphy, this production is a ‘triumph!’.