Leslie Jordan - Fruit Fly - Leicester Sq 12 to 16 March
Leslie Jordan returns to the West End in his new one-man show, Fruit Fly, in the Main House at Leicester Square Theatre, from 12 to 16 March 2013.
This time the pint-sized pixie asks the question: 'Do gay men really become their Mothers?'. What follows over 90 minutes of anecdotes, 'outrageous' revelations and revealing family photos is the story of Leslie’s own experience growing up a cissy boy in the red Deep South and how his mother, Miss Peggy Sue, an indomitable steel magnolia, continues to inspire him today. Fruit Fly outlines the early years of Leslie's life, growing up with his mother, father, twin sisters and grandma in Chattanooga, Tennessee. There's a big emphasis on the puberty years and how he segued into doing drag for the first time at 17.
Fruit Fly is directed by David Galligan and produced by Martin Witts for London International Arts Theatre Ltd (LIAT) in association with Reaction Productions.
Pint-sized Leslie Jordan, made his name on 'Will & Grace' and won a Emmy - as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series as Beverley Leslie, the nemesis of infamous Karen Walker. He was last in the West End in 2011, in "Leslie Jordan - My Trip Down the Pink Carpet" at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue
(The show will also play one night at The Lowry in Salford, in northern England on 18 March 2013)