The biggest drag show in the world, RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq The World, returns with an all-new production, hitting European Arenas from Aberdeen to Vienna in May and June next year.
Acclaimed for their amazing production values, this is the fourth iteration of the groundbreaking tour in the UK and Europe. In 2020, an experiment gone wrong has sent Drag Race judge and Strictly Dancing star Michelle Visage spiralling through time with no way of returning “home”.
Join Asia O’Hara, Kameron Michaels, Plastique Tiara, Shea Couleé, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, Yvie Oddly and the soon to be announced winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK as they journey through iconic periods of time in the hopes they will find their way back to present day. Presented by Voss Events in collaboration with World of Wonder and VH1.
The 2020 tour steps it up once again, debuting at Europe’s largest arenas with production value rivalling any major pop concert – a first for any drag production. With the inaugural show set to shock Aberdeen on May 6th and leave Antwerp reeling on June 14th, don’t miss out on the world’s largest drag production as it sashays across the continent. Details of venues and dates below:
- Wed, May 6, Aberdeen, UK — P&J Live Arena
- Thu, May 7, Manchester, UK — Manchester Arena
- Fri, May 8, Glasgow, UK — SEC Hydro Arena
- Sun, May 10, Cardiff, UK — Wales Millennium Centre
- Tue, May 12, Birmingham, UK — Arena Birmingham
- Wed, May 13, Paris, France Zénith Paris — La Villette
- Fri, May 15, London, UK — The SSE Arena, Wembley
- Sun, May 17, Dublin, Ireland — 3Arena
- Thu, May 21, Lisbon, Portugal — Coliseu dos Recreios
- Fri, May 22, Madrid, Spain — Palacio Vistalegre
- Sat, May 23, Barcelona, Spain — Sant Jordi Club
- Tue, May 26, Marseille, France — Le Silo
- Wed, May 27, Milan, Italy Teatro Arcimboldi
- Sat, May 30, Berlin, Germany — Tempodrom
- Wed, Jun 3, Oslo, Norway — Folketeateret
- Thu, Jun 4, Stockholm, Sweden — Cirkus
- Fri, Jun 5, Copenhagen, Denmark — K.B. Hallen
- Sat, Jun 6, Hamburg, Germany — Barclaycard Arena
- Sun, Jun 7, Cologne, Germany — Lanxess Arena
- Wed, Jun 10, Vienna, Austria — Gasometer
- Fri, Jun 12, Amsterdam, NL — AFAS Live
- Sun, Jun 14, Antwerp — Stadsschouwburg
The RuPaul Drag Race need to know DRAGTIONARY
► Beat: To apply your makeup
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 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
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
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 “
► Fish: Basically refers to looking/feeling ultra-feminine. To “serve fish” or to feel “fishy” is to be extra
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 “
► 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
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
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
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
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 “
► 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 “
► Tuck: Tucking is the art of taping/pulling back your junk while in drag. Used in a sentence: “Go backstage and “
► Work/Werk: To own it on the
Used in a sentence: “You’d better work, bitch’
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