Following sell-out performances in the UK and Australia, drag sensation Velma Celli makes her stunning debut tour with Iconic – A Brief History of Drag.



With her triple threat of heavenly vocals, theatrical swagger and razor-sharp wit, this drag superstar celebrates the most iconic drag moments of film, stage and popular culture.

Join Velma and her voluptuous backing singers and breath-taking band for an electrifying cabaret featuring the legendary music of Queen, Bowie, Boy George, Lady Gaga, Tina Turner and more.

Velma Celli is the alter-ego of West End performer Ian Stroughair who has recently appeared on Eastenders and in Lucy Rose’s music video, Nebraska, opposite Danny Dyer. Ian has performed in hit shows such as Cats, Fame, Chicago and Rent, where he received critical acclaim for his portrayal as Angel.

“A standing ovation was inevitable” ★★★★★ Boyz Magazine

“Wonderfully witty and outrageously funny” ★★★★★ Musical Theatre Review

★★★★★ Theatre & Perform

★★★★★ West End Wilma

★★★★★ Carn’s Theatre Passion

★★★★★ Pocketsize Theatre

★★★★★ Theatreland

“Powerhouse vocals… A force to be reckoned with”
Gay Times

“Velma Celli is a STAR!”
Attitude Magazine

“A stand out turn”
Mark Shenton, The Stage

“Velma Celli’s musical extravaganza hits all the right notes”
This Is Cabaret

“A sensational performer at the height of her game… An incredible performance”
West End Frame

“Velma Celli is rapidly becoming the UK’s queen of live vocal drag”
Broadway World