Lock up your boyfriends, sons, fathers and the gin, there’s a glittering coach load of stars from RuPaul’s Drag Race arriving in the UK from Friday. Hosted by none other than Michelle Visage, the Werq The World 2019 tour starts in Birmingham, goes to Edinburgh, Manchester, London, Glasgow and Cardiff. Here’s what you need to know.
Werq The World is the official RuPaul’s Drag Race tour, and it’s hosted by Ru’s right hand person, the queen of the judges and possibly the fiercest woman on Earth, Michelle Visage.
In this all new production the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race must save the galaxy. The show follows a team of intergalactic queens including Aquaria, Asia O’Hara, Detox (not all shows), Kameron Michaels, Kim Chi, Monét X Change, Naomi Smalls and Violet Chachki on their mission to the sun to save our solar system from a dark entity intent on harnessing its power. Mission leader Michelle Visage guides the audience through the universe for a dynamic display of the wonders held by each planet and its regal sovereign.
“This is the biggest, most elaborate production we have ever created,” says Brandon Voss, the show’s producer. “The music, sets, fashion, choreography and lighting are all a cosmic feast for the senses. Audiences will be in awe as their favourite queens come together on some incredible numbers.”
Michelle Visage told us: “Werq the World is the official Drag Race tour for a reason. The show has always been a theatrical production of the highest calibre but in 2019, we’re stepping it up into the stratosphere. This show is going to leave fans gagging and I’m not afraid to say that my performance, in particular, will give you life.”