We caught TuckShop’s hit show Death Drop three times during its West End runs in 2020, 2021 and 2022. New show Death Drop: Back in the Habit is not a direct sequel – it’s a new story with original characters – but the premise is much the same: a high-camp, all-drag murder mystery.
This time around the setting is the Convent of St Babs; we’re introduced to a gaggle of fierce nuns and their Mother Superior, who have their peace and tranquility interrupted as a serial slayer starts slashing their way through the sisters.
The cast for the show includes Drag Race US royalty Willam, alongside Drag Race UK stars Victoria Scone, Cheryl Hole and River Medway, with drag king LoUis CYfer (a winner of Drag Idol UK, who featured in the original West End production of Death Drop) completing the principal cast.
It’s an exciting quintet of drag excellence – each brings their own unique brand to the stage, and they’re all strong in their own right, but we particularly enjoyed the interplay between Victoria Scone as Mother Superior and LoUis CYfer as Father Alfie Romeo, visiting from the Vatican – they have a wonderful dynamic and riff off each other brilliantly.