Fashion Spies previews at Old Joint Stock Theatre before it goes up to the Edinburgh Fringe

A queer, choose-your-own, family adventure filled with deception, divas and catwalk crooks.

At fashion weeks across the globe, expensive must-have items have been stolen, and every top-secret agent sent to investigate has been kidnapped! With the infamous annual Burnwell-upon-Twynne Fashion Week around the corner, the Secret Agency Service has no other option but to send in the spy academy’s entire undergraduate class to solve the case – that’s you!

A queer, choose-your-own adventure made for families, Fashion Spies puts audiences right into the heart of the show. Find yourself on an undercover mission as you travel around the world with Quick Duck Theatre – your choices will help to thwart the biggest threat that fashion has ever seen. You’ll be equipped with a spy pack for the duration of the mission, with all the gadgets you might need, disguised as pieces of fabric and toilet roll tubes. The stakes and the shoulder pads have never been higher.

Fashion Spies is written and directed by Will Jackson, co-founder and artistic director of Quick Duck Theatre. The cast is made up of Eleanor Rattenbury, Jack Davies, and Abigail Greenwood. Each actor performs multiple roles.

The company’s first show, Magic Hour: The Murder Mystery Disco! won Best Ensemble & the Singularity of Vision Awards at the National Student Drama Festival 2019. This immersive drag farce engaged with families of LGBTQ+ children at a critical point during the protests against LGBT-inclusive education. Their second show, queer coming-of-age comedy Yours Sincerely has toured over 100 performances across the UK including a five-star hit run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019.

Fashion Spies was first due to be performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2020, and was shortlisted for both the TicketsIgnite Artist Fund & the Leicester Curve & Pleasance Theatre Regional Partnership Initiative Fund. It was performed at Coventry City of Culture 2021, before being due to open at VAULT festival 2022. Quick Duck Theatre are also presenting queer rom-com Confetti at the Old Joint Stock on the 14th of July.

Old Joint Stock Pub & Theatre – Birmingham

4 Temple Row West, B2 5NY  

Thursday 21st July, 8pm

Age recommendation: 7+

1 Hour Running Time – Tickets: £12

Praise for Yours Sincerely

“Crammed from start to finish with belly laughs and brilliance.”

★★★★★ Feminist Fringe Reviews

“Exuberantly executed & laugh-out-loud funny.”

★★★★★ Bum on a seat

Praise for Magic Hour: The Murder Mystery Disco!


The Sunday Times

“Glitzy & Outrageous”

Noises Off Magazine