Soho Theatre and United Agents present
The Denim Juniors
Assembly Theatre Piccolo Tent: 3rd – 19th August: 4.30pm
“I think they’re called Denim” – Kate Moss
Pop princesses of the world unite! The Denim Juniors come to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August.
Join the Denim queens as they bring their feel-good pop phenomenon with stunning costumes and live music from animated classics and party hits back to the Fringe. This is the place to scream, dream and become a queen!
DENIM are an all-singing, all-dancing, all laugh-inducing queer pop girl band for all ages. The Queens bring their brand of explosive pop to Edinburgh with their own unique blend of glamour, intelligence and humour.
Drag super-group DENIM are set to hit Assembly Festival’s Piccolo Tent on their one-stop world tour. They’ll be taking to the stage in style with this joyous children’s show directed by Soho Theatre Artistic Director Steve Marmion.
DENIM – made up of the phenomenal talents of Glamrou La Denim, Aphrodite Greene neé Jones, Crystal OBE, Elektra Cute & Shirley DuNaughty – are following up their sell-out, five-star Edinburgh Fringe run (including a 5* rave from The Scotsman) and sell-out month at Soho Theatre in London with this all singing all dancing family friendly cascade of glitter, music, and laughter.
DENIM are an all-singing, all-dancing, all laugh-inducing queer pop girl band for the ages. The Denim Queens have decided to peel back from the stadium shows and perform in intimate venues around the world to re-connect to their 13-billion-strong fan base.
Join the Queens as they bring their brand of explosive pop to Edinburgh, tackling adversity with their own unique blend of glamour, intelligence and humour. Hilarious, stylish and intelligent, the DENIM girls take audiences on a journey of adventure, even if it’s just in a fancy tent in a square in Edinburgh. It’s drag as you’ve never experienced it before.
Like the jean fabric itself, DENIM has been experienced by everyone on planet Earth. They were the first ever girl band to perform the Super Bowl Pepsi Half-Time show 94 times in a row and cause a traffic jam of press that went across continents, resulting in gargantuan shifts in seismograms the world over. And they were the first ever girl band to sing a 46-octave-range pop single that caused every dog in a kennel to pirouette on their hind legs before then turning into an iguana. For whilst superstardom has its kicks, it’s the charity gigs where the queens feel most at home. They are all about giving back (they have done so with 0.000062% of their earnings to date).
DENIM were founded whilst the group were at university and are made up of Amrou Al-Kadhi, Guy Woolf, Charlie Parham, Hugh Wyld & Tom Rasmussen. Each Queen has a different story and identity. Glamrou is about showing you can be queer and Muslim, no matter what people think in a time of global Islamophobia, Crystal is about showing the world that working class people can rise to the top (just like cream!) and become show-stopping popstars. Shirley is a perfect pink princess but in the mould of Dolly and Kylie – there is steel within (and she might have been extremely bad in her past). Aphrodite may have some presidential skeletons in her closet but is dedicated to being the best mom she can to her strapping sons. And Elektra wants to bring down this capitalist scum society – from the comfort of her dad’s Kensington mansion. Denim are all about showing the power of being true to your identity in a time of global division. And having the best goddamn party at the same time!
Sponsored by MAC Cosmetics and Bumble and Bumble, DENIM are a rainbow-coloured Trojan horse determined to take on The Institution. They have been performing to audiences around the UK for the last six years and had their debut (directed by Soho Theatre’s Artistic Director Steve Marmion) at the Edinburgh Fringe to rave reviews and sell-out shows in 2017.
They have performed at many iconic spaces including The Arts Theatre, The Trafalgar Studios and Bethnal Green’s Working Men’s Club. Headlining the Port Eliot Festival with their drag show about escaping social exclusion, watched by nearly 150 children under the age of 12 and led to DENIM modelling in drag for a children’s life drawing class, they also performed a secret set with Florence and the Machine at Glastonbury the year that she headlined. DENIM have had sell-out residencies at Soho Theatre and at Crazy Coqs at London’s Brasserie Zedel throughout 2017.
Following on from the successes of 2017, Denim’s very own Tom Rasmussen (Crystal) and Amrou Al-Kadhi (Glamrou) have been commissioned separately to enter the canon of queer literature with their very own book deals with Ebury and 4th Estate The group are also developing their own mockumentary-style comedy-drama television series with major UK television production company Red Planet Pictures.
These queens know no limits. Denim are represented by Kitty Laing at United Agents.
What the press have said about Denim:
“This is a fabulous show… They take songs you love and turn them into songs you love even more.” ★★★★★ The Scotsman
“This swaggering five-piece retool Whitney and Beyoncé songs in a smart, uplifting knees up.” ★★★★ The Guardian
“UK Drag Supergroup Denim is the Queer Spice Girls we never knew we needed.” NewNowNext
“Breathlessly funny…everyone can gain something from seeing this super-talented super troupe.” ★★★★ Theatre Perform
Dates: 3rd-19th August (not 13th)
Show: The Denim Juniors
Venue: Assembly Theatre, Piccolo Tent
Address: George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JZ
Time: 4:30pm (45 minutes)
Box office: www.assemblyfestival.com / www.edfringe.com / 0131 226 0000