GENTLEMAN'S CLUB AKA TAPE
Set in the thriving underground club scene in Mumbai. This show follows the lives of various drag kings who perform in the city. The main act is that of Rocky aka Shammsher. Rocky pays homage to Shammi Kapoor and that golden era of Hindi cinema. Joined by a motley crew of women who revel in drag performance, this cabaret-like show takes the audience into a grimy secret world that gives you the license to be whoever you want.
Using dance, music and projection, this show weaves an exciting and provocative tale of women and their celebration of masculinity.
What is unique about this show is that it can be performed in almost any venue. We have performed this show for numerous private and corporate events.
We have also had the opportunity to tour this show to prestigious festivals all over the country such as,
IN THE PRESS
In most cities that have a thriving queer culture, one is familiar with the notion of a Drag Queen. But Drag Kings are rare. The wonderful thing about drag is that it is essentially a celebration, be it of femininity or masculinity. So we, at Patchworks Ensemble, wanted to explore the notion of drag in an Indian context. We began by imagining a fictitious under-ground queer movement in the city of Mumbai. What would be the push and pull of being an artist in this environment?
The Gentlemen’s Club is a hot-pot of vintage Bollywood, drag and a uniqueness of identity which is not only accepted but celebrated.