Marcia D’Arc is an all-singing, all-piano-playing drag-artist, with a penchant for writing filthy rhymes, and a fashion aesthetic inspired by the mutant hybridisation of Dame Edna and a My Little Pony: a garish explosion of pink, purple, glitter, sparkles and sequins.
Drawing from an ever-gushing inner-font of crude references to body parts and their manifold functions, the show features self-penned comedy parodies of well-known tunes from pop and musical theatre, peppered with character monologues and audience banter.
An up-and-coming drag-performer from Bristol, Marcia has written and performed several feature-length ‘one-woman' shows, including her debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018:
Previous shows also include ‘A Spring Dragtacula (this is nothing to do with Dracula)’ and ‘A Very Smutty Christmas’. She has also taken her act to Pride festivals across the UK, as well as performing her Liza Minnelli tribute: ‘Liza on Crutches’.
Inspired by comedians such as Victoria Wood and French and Saunders, as well as drag queens such as Dame Edna Everage, Marcia’s humour is seldom cruel, and often off-the-wall. Her love of singing, playing the piano and comedy come together in an act which is warm-hearted and satisfyingly silly. One of her mottos is ‘You’ve got to be crude to be kind’, always aiming to titillate rather than to shock.
A studious wordsmith and a cunning linguist, Marcia’s comedy writing is always looking for just the right rhyme or alliteration to lend an air of sophistication to her bawdy subject matter. As a studied singer and piano-player, Marcia loves to belt out a tune, taking inspiration from pop icons such as Kate Bush and Björk, as well as musical theatre icons such as Bernadette Peters.
Like a fairy shouting obscenities from the top of a Christmas tree; disarmingly innocent, yet saucily subversive, Marcia’s comedy is at once juvenile and shrewd, but most of all aims to be friendly, inclusive and fun!
Marcia is available for all manner of bookings, including Christmas bookings for her special festive show 'A Very Smutty Christmas', featuring her own crude parodies of popular yuletide hits, as well as her own saucy reworking of The Night Before Christmas and her queer retelling of the Nativity Story.
Marcia can also perform a clean, family-friendly, show, for audiences of a more delicate sensibility, featuring more gentle humour, banter and lots of diva showstoppers!