Theatre Review: Death Drop - Back in the Habit

Words: Dom Henry
Thursday 16 February 2023
reading time: min, words

Drag Race Nuns lay on the Puns - Hammer Horror style


After a successful stint in the West End Death Drop has returned with a convent full of outrageous RuPaul’s Drag Race UK stars for an innuendo laden sequel.

The wimple wearing Drag Queens of St Bab’s Convent find themselves caught between a serial killer and dark forces which lurk in their spooky mountain top retreat. A lippy laden mashup up of classic horror with high heeled camp in a sort of supernatural whodunnit.


Frankly it’s bonkers. While the excellently eerie Hammer-esque set, visuals and sound lend it some sensory horror kudos the plot is rather thin as it drifts about between classic horror references. Visual swirls of spectral suspense with ghostly children and demonic apparitions all mixed up with pouty physical slap stick and gleeful low budget fun as our filthy minded troop of drag queen nuns navigate the sketchy storyline.

The first rate drag artists don’t disappoint. LoUis CYfer is the deliciously corrupt scheming Father Alfie Romeo, sent by an equally corrupt comedy cardinal (Corrina Buchan) on a secret mission to find out what happened to the last priest they sent.


Behind the convent walls, we have a number of Drag Race UK favourites under holy orders. Including Cheryl Hole as Sister Mary Berry, Kitty Scott-Claus as filthy minded Sis Titis who serves up a belting routine in between waves of the undead. Victoria Scone who is arguably the highlight of the show as the superbly imperial discipline loving Mother Superior. Plus, a wonderfully ditzy Jujubee from the US version as Sister Maria JulieAndrews, no nun send up would be complete with Sound of Music homage after all, complete with a copyright dodging skit on My Favourite Things. All great fun individually but together the waspish and filthy banter of team nun working their way through the creaky story makes the show.

Outrageously filthy fun to brighten your week, Drag Race and horror fans should sashay over to the Theatre Royal and hit the wine.

Death Drop: Back in the Habit plays at Nottingham’s Theatre until Saturday 18 February 2023.

Theatre Royal

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