Drag Royalty will Ru-Turn in 2022 for the UK’s biggest ever RuPaul tour.
Join the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK for an evening of endless eleganza extravaganza as this brand-new tour takes in 19 theatres and venues across England, Scotland and Wales.
Witness the Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent of your favourite queens LIVE on stage as they sashay into a theatre near you.
Acclaimed for their amazing production values, expect the unexpected in this glittering tour featuring UK Season 2 Finalists Tayce, Bimini Bon Boulash, Ellie Diamond and Laurence Chaney, along with stars from Drag Race UK.
Presented by Werq The World producers Voss Events and creators of Drag Race World of Wonder, in cooperation with Live Nation and Cuffe and Taylor, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK: The Official Tour will visit:
2 FEBRUARY IPSWICH REGENT THEATRE
4 FEBRUARY BOOK TICKETS FOR OXFORD NEW THEATRE
5 FEBRUARY EDINBURGH USHER HALL
6 FEBRUARY GLASGOW SECC ARMADILLO
7 FEBRUARY NEWCASTLE CITY HALL
8 FEBRUARY NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL
10 FEBRUARY BOURNEMOUTH PAVILION
11 FEBRUARY SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION
12 FEBRUARY BOOK TICKETS FOR MANCHESTER OPERA HOUSE
14 FEBRUARY SHEFFIELD CITY HALL
15 FEBRUARY BLACKPOOL OPERA HOUSE
16 FEBRUARY LLANDUDNO VENUE CYMRU
18 FEBRUARY BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY HALL
19 FEBRUARY CARDIFF ST DAVID’S HALL
20 FEBRUARY BOOK TICKETS FOR LIVERPOOL EMPIRE
23 FEBRUARY BASINGSTOKE ANVIL
24 FEBRUARY PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL
26 FEBRUARY PLYMOUTH PAVILIONS
27 FEBRUARY LONDON PALLADIUM
New dates just announced, with the tour now visiting Stockton!
Tickets on general sale Friday 9th April.
Ben Hatton, Director of Theatre Touring for Cuffe and Taylor, said: “We are thrilled to be working with the Voss Events Team for what will be Drag Race’s biggest ever UK theatre tour. RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is an exciting show and is always a huge hit so we look forward to presenting a series of outrageously entertaining shows.”
Tickets start at £35 and there are exclusive VIP options where guests can enjoy a private meet and greet with the queens before the show!
THE RUPAUL DRAG RACE UK NEED TO KNOW DRAGTIONARY
- Beat: To apply your makeup flawlessly.
Used in a sentence: “Girl, you beat your face so good, I can’t stop looking at it.“
- Charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent: The four elements that a queen has to have to take Drag Race crown. It’s also an acronym for cunt.
Used in a sentence: “You’re going to need to use all your charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent to win this challenge.“
- Condragulations: The drag version of congratulations.
Used in a sentence: “Condragulations you are the winner of this week’s challenge.“
- Dragmother: Queens on the show often refer to their ‘drag families’, the families they have made with other queens and members of the gay community when their own families wouldn’t accept them. Dragmothers are the queens who took them under their wings and taught them the art of drag.
Used in a sentence: “Alyssa Edwards is dragmother to Gia Gunn, Laganja Estranja and Shangela.“
- Eleganza extravaganza: A runway category in which queens must serve pure elegance.
Used in a sentence: “The category is: eleganza extravaganza.“
- Fish: Basically refers to looking/feeling ultra-feminine. To “serve fish” or to feel “fishy” is to be extra girly.
Used in a sentence: “Tonight I am serving pure fish on the runway.“
- Gag: For something to be so amazing that you have an actual physical reaction.
Used in a sentence: “Her dress on the runway was so good it had me gagging.“
- Gurl/girl: The term queens use to address other queens, usually when they’re about to read them.
Used in a sentence: “Gurl, look how orange you fucking look.“
- Lip sync for your life: The bottom two queens from each week lip sync against each other. Whoever impresses Ru the least is eliminated.
Used in a sentence: “The time has come for you to lip sync for your life. Good luck and don’t fuck it up.“
- Read: To criticise or critique. In Drag Race, the act of “reading” is meant to be savage and hilarious.
RuPaul opens the “library” where queens read each other once a season. This has spawned the catchphrase “Reading is fundamental“.
Used in a sentence: “I’m sick of the judges reading me for my outfits.“
- Realness: To do something authentically. Often on the runway the queens are “serving XX realness.”
Used in a sentence: “Tonight on the runway I’m serving Vivienne Westwood realness.“
- Sashay away: RuPaul tells eliminated contestants to “sashay away”, in what is now one of the show’s most iconic catchphrases.
Used in a sentence: “I’m sorry my dear, but the time has come for you to sashay away.“
- Serve: One of the most important terms in the Drag Race vernacular; to serve is to use your look to offer the judges something amazing.
Used in a sentence: “Tonight on the runway I am serving executive realness“.
- Shade: Insulting someone in a sly, under-the-radar manner (different to a read).
Used in a sentence: “She was throwing serious shade when she insinuated you let the team down this challenge.“
- Shantay, you stay: The flip-side of “sashay away“, this is how Ru tells a queen who survived the lip sync that she is still in the competition.
Used in a sentence: “Shea Couleé, shantay you stay.“
- Sickening: For something to be so incredibly good that it actually makes you sick.
Used in a sentence: “Did you see her Beyoncé impression? It was sickening.“
- Sissy that walk: To hit the runway like a supermodel. (“Sissy That Walk” is also the name of a single from Ru’s 2014 album Born Naked, which is played while the queens walk the runway throughout the series).
Used in a sentence: “Now sissy that walk.“
- Tea/tee/T: T refers to gossip. To “spill the tea” is basically to just talk shit together.
Used in a sentence: “Are you free for drinks tonight? I’ve got some tea to spill.“
- Tuck: Tucking is the art of taping/pulling back your junk while in drag.
Used in a sentence: “Go backstage and untuck.”
- Work/Werk: To own it on the runway.
Used in a sentence: “You’d better work, bitch.’
Tickets on general sale from www.cuffeandtaylor.com