Make A Scene’s Interactive The First Wives Club at Feel Good Club

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor
Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Doane Keaton dance, dressed in white in a classy white party, as they do at the end of The First Wives Club
The First Wives Club

Make A Scene's Interactive The First Wives Club film screening at Feel Good Club, Manchester 19 April 2024 Tickets from £14.00 — Book now

“Don’t get mad, get everything!”

Make A Scene present The First Wives Club as you’ve never seen it before, with drag queens, champagne and comedy commentary to accompany this cult camp classic at Manchester’s Feel Good Club.

Boasting the triple talent of Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton as three old friends brought back together when they learn of the suicide of one of their sorority sisters, who was distraught after learning that her ex-husband had remarried a much younger woman. Each of the friends are enduring similar marital problems, finding themselves in competition with younger women romantically and professionally — so they decide to work together, to get even with their ex-husbands and make a mark on the world.

Full of zingy, quotable one-liners, slapstick comedy and even a musical number, the film’s cult bone fides are buoyed by a stellar all-round cast featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, Stockard Channing, Maggie Smith, Rob Reiner and Elizabeth Berkley, who amply support those headline stars.

Make A Scene regulars will know what to expect, but for newcomers — this is much more than a film screening. For a start, there’s themed food and drink (with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options), and audiences are encouraged to quote-along to their favourite lines, while Make A Scene host Gary James Williams provides an comedy commentary.

Plus, there’s The First Wives Club themselves: Bette, Diane and Goldie, represented on the night by drag queen superstars Lill, Monopoly Phonic and Beau Blonde. Finally, this is an “interactive” screening, which means the audience needs to get involved too. Attendees are encouraged to dress in white in order to play along with the films final scene and dance out into the street to the anthemic “You Don’t Own Me” — we told you this was more than just a film screening.

Make A Scene's Interactive The First Wives Club film screening at Feel Good Club, Manchester 19 April 2024 Tickets from £14.00 Book now

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