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FRANCESCA FORRISTAL

WRITER-PERFORMER
& DRAG KING

 

ABOUT FRANCESCA

Francesca Forristal "uses humour as a feminist weapon" (The Sunday Times) as a musical theatre writer, writer-performer, improviser, and drag artist based in London. She's queer. She's hairy. And she's the co-founder of multi-award-winning drag duo DRAGPROV, as well as co-writer of FORRISTAL AND CLARKE MUSICALS


Her latest musical was shortlisted for the Pleasance Theatre's 'Charlie Hartill Reserve Fund' Award, and her latest show 'Oddball' was nominated for an OFF WEST END award 2019. She's a Musical Comedy Awards 2019 Finalist,  Bechdel Theatre #FeministFave 2018, and won the Phoenix's Improv Act of the Year Award. 


She has appeared on the BBC radio, produced shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, The Underbelly Southbank, The Royal Festival Hall, and the Southwark Playhouse. Francesca is excited by projects which combine music, sound-design, and theatre with a twist of dark comedy, to create original and thought-provoking work. 

For more info about Forristal and Clarke Musicals, (co-run with Jordan Clarke) check out their website here

 

UPCOMING SHOWS...

FEBRUARY 

10th - 'PUBLIC DOMAIN' at SIGNAL 9 - 19:30 

14th-16th - ODDBALL AT VAULT FESTIVAL - 19:00

15th-16th - ODDBALL AT VAULT FESTIVAL - 15:00 

14th & 21st - DRAGPROV AT VAULT FESTIVAL - 22:00

23rd - DRAGPROV @ JERICHO TAVERN, OXFORD - 20:00

28th - BRISTOL IMPROV THEATRE - 20:00

MARCH

6th - 'P.S.' Musical Workshop Performance (invite only, get in touch if you would like to attend)

7th - DRAGPROV'S VELVET CURTAIN CLUB @ LONDON IMPROV THEATRE - 19:30

ODDBALL @ VAULT FESTIVAL 2020

14TH-16TH FEBRUARY

Think Fleabag meets Crazy Ex Girlfriend, but queer. ​

Writer-Performer: Francesca Forristal

Director and Dramaturg: Micha Mirto

Sound Designer and Dramaturg: Jordan Clarke

Original Music: Forristal and Clarke

Putting the 'logical' in ‘pathological,’ this one woman show invites audiences into the brain of a person with an eating disorder, as she prepares for a date. Sound-design, sentient Fit-Bits, and zero respect for the 4th wall. Now all Oddball has to do is deconstruct every toxic preconception society has on eating disorders, in 60 mins. Piece of cake...

Off West End Award nominated

Evening Standard’s Top 6 shows at the Camden Fringe

Culture Calling’s Best of the Camden Fringe

A Younger Theatre's pick of the Vault Festival


★★★★★ “A MARVEL. Character work second to none.” The 730 Review | ★★★★★ “A MUST SEE” The Upcoming | ★★★★ “COMPELLING...A COMEDIC FORCE” Dress Circle Reviews | ★★★★★ “Full of polli-incorrect nuggets“ LGBTQ Arts Reviews | ★★★★ 'LAUGH OUT LOUD, BALLSY, BONKERS SHOW" North West End Reviews 

DRAGPROV AT VAULT FESTIVAL 2020

For just two nights, multi-award winning Drag King & Queen duo Christian Adore and Eaton Messe will improvise serenades, freestyle raps, and a new, iconic, musical rom-com. Think Love Actually meets Mamma Mia, but improvised, so probably neither. Camp, romantic, and utterly unique. 


If you can’t love yourself… Love Dragprov instead. 

As seen on the BBC, in The Sunday Times, & Guilty Feminist Deborah Francis White’s ‘The Power of Humanity.’ One of The Evening Standard’s Top Ten LGBTQ+ Shows to see in London.

★★★★★ ‘BRILLIANTLY FUNNY’ London Theatre 1 | ★★★★★ ‘FLAWLESS’ The 730 Review | ★★★★ ‘RADIO-READY SONGS’ LGBTQ Arts Reviews | ★★★★★ ‘INIMITABLE’ Pink Times | ★★★★★ ‘IMMENSE TALENT’ Phoenix Remix | ★★★★ ‘SHARP AS A BOBBY PIN’ Musical Theatre Review

THE VELVET CURTAIN CLUB

Dragprov have featured on the BBC radio, The Sunday Times, and in The Evening Standard's Top Ten LGBTQ+ Shows to see in London. The show also won the Phoenix Remix's 'Improv Act of the Year' Award 2018. They have headlined at Rachel Parris' (award-winning musical comedian and star of BBC2's The Mash Report) Musical Comedy Club, The Southbank Centre, Underbelly Fest, The Glory, and the Brighton Fringe. 

★★★★★ ‘BRILLIANTLY FUNNY’ London Theatre 1 | ★★★★★ ‘FLAWLESS’ The 730 Review | ★★★★ ‘RADIO-READY SONGS’ LGBTQ Arts Reviews | ★★★★★ ‘INIMITABLE’ Pink Times | ★★★★★ ‘IMMENSE TALENT’ Phoenix Remix | ★★★★ ‘SHARP AS A BOBBY PIN’ Musical Theatre Review

 
 
 

PRESS

BBC Feature Video -  Life as a London Drag King

THE METRO - I'm a Drag King by F. Forristal

EVENING STANDARD - Top Ten LGBTQ Shows to see in London

QX MagazineDrag Kings and Body Dysmorphia by F. Forristal

BACKSTAGE - Gender Bending Artform Taking London by Storm

 
 

FORRISTAL & CLARKE

MUSICAL THEATRE WRITERS

A new theatre company based in London, dedicated to writing new contemporary musicals.​ 

In Production:

P.S. I'm A Terrible Person (Pint of Wine Theatre)

PUBLIC DOMAIN (Edinburgh 2020) 

 
 
 
 

CONTACT

07788663166