Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 February 2022
A queer choose-your-own, family adventure filled with deception, divas and catwalk crooks comes to London’s Vault Festival on Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 February 2022
Quick Duck Theatre presents the London debut of Fashion Spies – originally premiered as part of Coventry City of Culture 2021 – with three performances at VAULT Festival, Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 February.
At fashion weeks across the globe, expensive must-have items have been stolen, and every top-secret agent sent to investigate has been kidnapped! With the infamous annual Burnwell upon Twynne Fashion Week around the corner, the Secret Agency Service has no other option but to send in the spy academy’s entire undergraduate class to solve the case – that’s you!
A queer, choose-your-own adventure made for families, Fashion Spies puts audiences right into the heart of the show. Find yourself on an undercover mission as you travel around the world with Quick Duck Theatre – your choices will help to thwart the biggest threat that fashion has ever seen. The stakes and the shoulder pads have never been higher.
Fashion Spies is written and directed by Will Jackson, co-founder and artistic director of Quick Duck Theatre. Abigail Greenwood, Eleanor Rattenbury & Jack Davies will lead the audience through the adventure, each performing multiple roles. Quick Duck Theatre has recently been appointed one of the New Vic Theatre’s Associate companies. Fashion Spies is their third production.
The company’s first show, Magic Hour: The Murder Mystery Disco! won the Best Ensemble & the Singularity of Vision awards at the National Student Drama Festival 2019. This immersive drag farce engaged with families of LGBTQ+ children at a critical point during the protests against LGBT-inclusive education, and bucked the trend for drag murder mysteries which now sees Death Drop touring the UK with stars of RuPauls Drag Race. Their second show, queer coming-of-age comedy Yours Sincerely has toured over 70 performances across the UK including a five star hit run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019. The show will tour again from February 2022.
Fashion Spies is produced by Quick Duck Theatre with support from the New Vic Theatre, Peggy Ramsay Foundation & Arts Council England. Fashion Spies’ early development was supported by PILOT Nights, China Plate & In Good Company.