It’s one of the most legendary occasions in the history of a legendary venue – and now it’s being brought back to life at one of that same venue’s legendary ongoing weekly events.
A new musical will depict the night during the 1980s when Queen frontman Freddie Mercury and TV comedian Kenny Everett took their friend Princess Diana out to London’s oldest LGBTQ pub, the Royal Vauxhall Tavern – having first dragged her up as a boy.
The show, called Royal Vauxhall, is the brainchild of London cabaret scene favourite Desmond O’Connor (no relation to the mahogany-hued TV presenter), whose previous musicals include the satires Toxic Bankers and Failed States.
The cast includes Clive Selwyn (Dr Clive's Circus) Stuart Saint (from Dick! The Adult Panto and Toxic Bankers) and cabaret performer and RVT regular Claire Benjamin.