Call Me Vicky


by Nicola and Stacey Bland

It’s 1980 in Elephant and Castle. Martin and best friend Debbie are getting ready for another night out at Martin’s favourite night spot "The Golden Girl”, one of Soho’s premier drag clubs. Tonight is not a regular night out. Tonight is the night that Martin’s life will change for ever.

This debut play from sisters Nicola and Stacey Bland is an honest, frank and revealing insight in to an important struggle that has been relevant for generations. Based entirely on a true story this fast paced, hard-hitting, and naturally comic play charts Vicky’s transition from male to female in a time and environment that was much less forgiving and understanding than they are in the 21st century.

Vicky was born and raised on a council estate in South London and worked in the back streets of Soho in one of its most dangerous decades. Drinking, drugs and violence were common place when Vicky was overcoming all of the adversity and ostracism that surrounded her transitioning. Will the love of Vicky’s friends, family and drag queens be enough to get her through the toughest of times?

Call Me Vicky charts the incredible story of Vicky’s journey to become the person she knows herself to truly be.

Call Me Vicky was performed at the Pleasance, Islington and starred Wendi Peters.