Have you got your tickets to see RuPaul's Drag Race winner Sasha Velour in Edinburgh?

CAPITAL fans of RuPaul's Drag Race are in for a treat this March, when season nine champion Sasha Velour sashays into the Usher Hall.

Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 4:54 pm
Sasha Velour

Edinburgh is just one nine cities in the UK that the drag queen will tour her critically-acclaimed 'one-queen show', Smoke & Mirrors, to in 2019.

Going from global drag superstar to theatre artist, Velour, will bring the highly-anticipated show to town following sold out dates in London and New York, where it was described by the New York Times as “An inventive, surprisingly openhearted show…expressionist performance-art illustration.”

Smoke & Mirrors combines drag, theatre, visual art, magic, and personal storytelling. Watch Velour explode into rose petals, vanish in a puff of smoke, saw herself in half, conjure a rainstorm and even transform into a tree - a spectacle that must be seen to be believed.

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Velour, a gender-fluid drag queen who entered the international stage after winning the Emmy-winning reality TV competition is also the creator and director of the acclaimed drag revue Nightgowns, which she has produced in New York, London, and Los Angeles and has now been adapted into an eight-part docu-series for the new streaming platform, Quibi.

Velour has pioneered the use of projection mapping in lip-synch drag performances and is known for combining emotional pathos with theatrical stunts.

In December 2018, Velour spoke and performed at The Smithsonian’s The Long Conversation among the world's leading cancer surgeons and NASA scientists, to share how the power of drag can provide optimism for the future.

Expect Smoke & Mirrors to be a uniquely spectacular night of drag.

Sasha Velour: Smoke & Mirrors, Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 14 March, 8pm, £35.75-£82.50, www.smokeandmirrorslive.com