Theatre Review: Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales

Having been a huge fan of Jinkx since she first walked into the Werk Room on Season 5 of Rupaul’s Drag Race (and went on to be crowned the winner), and, with her currently slaying on Season 7 of All Stars I just knew I had to catch her show when it came to Nottingham with her latest show Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: Together Again, Again.

The year is 2065, Jinkx & Major have reunited for the first time, after decades of not talking, and the world has been taken over by reptilians, something which, let’s face it, doesn’t seem that far fetched given the current state of affairs in the UK.

Both performers take delight in the reunion, Major is balding & Jinkx is drinking and over the course of the show they pay homage to the fallen queens from Drag Race and how they met their demise.

A little at the current Tory government went down a storm, and Jinkx pointed out that Major was making people leave whenever he started to speak about something (always make sure you got to the toilet beforehand). The whole show was great fun from start to finish. Jinkx showed just what a fantastic singer she was performing a variety of sings throughout the 80 minute show.

I will be honest and admit that I am not familiar with Major Scales but he managed to more than hold his own alongside his charismatic performer and, mainly, managed to keep in character – though there were occasions where both performers struggled to compose themselves and not break the fourth wall during the show.

The “theme” of the show, with the world ruled by its Garglaxian overlords, was as fun as it was ridiculous and entirely in keeping with Jinkx’s kitschy, quirky sense of humour, while also showcasing their cabaret talents.

Overall this was a fantastic, entertaining show that had both myself and my son in stiches throughout. I can’t wait for Jinkx to return to Nottingham.

Jinx Monsoon & Major Scales: Together Again, Again was at Nottingham Playhouse on Saturday 11 June 2022

Review by Geri Patterson

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