Black Theatre Live


Miss Meena & the Masala Queens

Presented by Rifco and Watford Palace Theatre in association with Warwick Arts Centre.

Following on from the success of Happy Birthday Sunita writer Harvey Virdi collaborates with Rifco for our brand new show - Miss Meena & the Masala Queens. A story about the meaning of family.

Dazzling saris, grand Bollywood lip-sync dance numbers and queues of adoring fans – for Miss Meena this is all now a distant memory. The once famous and fabulous drag queen has lost his sparkle and like his nightclub is washed up and out of date.

The punters have gone and whilst the other drag queens are strutting their high-heels elsewhere, property developers are circling like vultures waiting for Miss Meena to give up the lease to the club. 

With the club on its knees, a new arrival brings a glittery rainbow of hope. But just as things are starting to look up for Miss Meena, a visitor from the past makes him question everything he ever stood for.   

A new piece inspired by the British Asian drag queen community, created in consultation with LGBTQ* community, will uncover the untold stories of men who choose a female persona by night. Behind the sparkling costumes and dancing Miss Meena & the Masala Queens will reveal a very human story about the meaning of family.


* Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer