SIR DEREK JACOBI, RICHARD CLIFFORD, DETOX, MAYHEM MILLER,
MEATBALL & VINEGAR STROKES
TO APPEAR IN THE VICKY VOX PROJECT
New Frame Productions today announce that Sir Derek Jacobi, Richard Clifford, Detox, Mayhem Miller, Meatball and Vinegar Strokes will make special guest appearances in episode four of The Vicky Vox Project, which will be streaming from 4pm today. Catch up on previous episodes via New Frame Productions’ YouTube Channel
Episode 4: Lacking in human interaction, Vicky is struggling. She seeks connection and as a result, demands a live audience to preview the show. With the tightest of turnarounds, the producers begin making arrangements. Invitations are distributed worldwide & the RSVP’s start pouring in. With a clash of opinions and Tom the director insisting they are not ready, musical director Chris continues to rehearse with Vicky as she vehemently prepares herself for the performance.
This heightened reality web-series, featuring a company of actual real-life creatives, is raising the stakes and bringing the challenges of rehearsing online to the forefront. The series is inspired by a love of live performance, a passion for drag and queer culture and the dilemma we all find ourselves in with Miss Rona. It offers some insight into the creative process of making a show during a pandemic, with a drag queen, across multiple time zones and explores the artistic vision, design concepts and music creation all while celebrating Vicky’s sentiment that “When the world goes to sh*t, sometimes you gotta celebrate a little harder.”
Sir Derek Jacobi is a BAFTA award-winning, and Golden Globe-nominated British actor. His theatre credits include Don Carlos (Sheffield Theatres/Gielgud Theatre), King Lear (Donmar Warehouse), Romeo and Juliet (Garrick Theatre), The Tempest (Sheffield Theatres/The Old Vic), Cyrano de Bergerac (Barbican – Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Revival), A Voyage Round My Father (Donmar Warehouse), Twelfth Night (Donmar West End, Olivier Award for Best Actor) and Much Ado About Nothing (Gershwin Theatre – Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play). His television credits include Last Tango in Halifax, I, Claudius, Doctor Who, Inside Number 9 and The Crown. For film his credits include Gladiator, Gosford Park, Dead Again and The Tenth Man (Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special).
Richard Clifford’s theatre credits include Amadeus (Chichester Festival Theatre), Henry V (Noël Coward Theatre), Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing (International tour), The Merchant of Venice (Old Vic) and Forever Ivor (UK Tour). For film his credits include Good Bye Christopher Robin, Wonder Woman, Murder on the Orient Express and for TV his credits include The Crown.
Detox’s TV credits include RuPaul’s Drag Race (Season five), and for film her credits include Cherry Pop alongside Mayhem Miller and Bob The Drag Queen. She featured in Lady Gaga’s music video Applause in 2013 and she was a member of the drag group DWV with Vicky Vox and Willam Belli.
Mayhem Miller’s TV credits include RuPaul’s Drag Race (Season ten) and RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars (Season five) and AJ and the Queen. She released her first single Queen of the Party in 2018, and was in Lizzo’s music video Juice released in 2019.
Meatball’sTV credits include The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula (Season one). She has featured as a guest on one of the most popular episodes of Doing Great with Vicky Vox and stars in her own YouTube series Welcome to Meatland.
Vinegar Strokes’ TV credits include Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK (Season one). Her theatre credits include Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Apollo Theatre) and Death Drop (Garrick Theatre). Vinegar hosted the Extra Lap Re-cap for Canada’s Drag Race Series One.
Vicky Vox is an LA-based drag performer who is best known for her drag band DWV, alongside the world-renowned Detox and Willam Belli. In 2018 Vicky starred as the human-eating alien plant Audrey II in the critically acclaimed Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production of Little Shop of Horrors. Vicky recently launched her first podcast series Doing Great with Vicky Vox. She said“2020 is clearly the year that changed everything. Adversity is nothing new in my life. I always find a way to express myself and connect with others. Creativity and art are healing and they will not be stopped! When you find people who support your vision and truly embody that collaborative spirit, obstacles become launch pads to discovery. Necessity is truly the mother of invention.”
Filmed remotely, in isolation, predominantly in the US and produced, directed and edited in the UK, the web-series is available via New Frame Productions YouTube channel with a live show scheduled for 2021. The series also features Cindy Lin, Paul Michael Gibbs, Renée Lamb and Chris Poon with further special star guests scheduled to appear in future episodes.