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Ru Paul’s Drag Race sashays into Manchester this October

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq The World, is heading to Manchester with an all-new production this autumn, and you're invited.
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The iconic RuPaul’s Drag race will sashay into Manchester as part of a glittering UK and Ireland tour later this year.

There will be 12 wonderful shows this time around, including a date at Manchester’s AO Arena, featuring fan-favourite drag queens from all across the U.S.

Fans can expect an evening of endless extravaganza when they touch down in Manchester on Saturday, October 7.

Acclaimed for their amazing production values, this will be the fifth iteration of the ground-breaking tour in the UK.

Join Season 12 Winner Jaida Essence Hall and Season 10 winner Aquaria, along with Rosé, Angeria, Bosco, Daya Betty, Kandy Muse and Ginger Minj as they are unknowingly trapped in the Netwerq where you need to free your mind and prepare to be wowed at the world’s largest drag production.

Ben Hatton, Director of Theatre Touring for Cuffe and Taylor, said: “These shows will be exciting, cheeky, outrageous and hugely entertaining – everything you’d expect from the worldwide phenomenon that is RuPaul’s Drag Race.

“We are very excited to be presenting the full tour across the UK and Ireland and look forward to seeing these fabulous queens sashay into packed arenas for 12 nights of fun.”

For more information about RuPaul’s Drag Race Werq The World Tour 2023 please click here.

Tickets go on sale at 10am sharp this Friday, March 10.

You can grab them here. But be quick! 

And for the uninitiated, RuPaul has provided a handy DRAGTIONARY where you can brush up on your best slang before you go and see the show.

  • Beat: To apply your makeup flawlessly.
    Used in a sentence: “Girl, you beat your face so good, I can’t stop looking at it.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”

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