RuPaul's Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon is heading to Edinburgh's Queen's Hall
DRAG Queen Jinkx Monsoon, winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5 sashays back into the UK and to the Queen's Hall next year a brand new tour called Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales: Together Again, Again!
Coming to the Clerk Street venue on 5 June 2020, the show sees Monsoon reunited with her musical partner Major Scales for something totally different - the pair have aged-up and are ready to tread the boards after 45 years apart (yes, I know they were on tour last year with The Ginger Snapped and Drag Becomes Her, but go with it...).
In the time apart, Monsson has become a faded TV movie starlet while Scales has faded into obscurity. Now they’re older, but are they wiser?
Following on from their global tour of The Ginger Snapped, Together Again, Again brings the pair back together on stage for what is set to be yet another spectacular masterpiece of music, comedy and hilarious antics.
Since winning Season Five of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Monsoon has gained a massive global fan base and toured the world with music partner Scales. But Monsoon is much more than a drag act. As early as 2006, Monsoon’s alter-ego Jerick Hoffer appeared as the lead dancer in the world's largest drag queen chorus line, which made the Guinness Book of World Records.
In 2016, Hoffer played Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and on screen has appeared in an episode of Blue Bloods and joined the cast of Wes Hurley’s hit comedy series Capitol Hill.
Following the success of the cult YouTube series, Drag Becomes Him, Monsson successfully raised enough funds via Kickstarter to turn the series into a feature length movie of the same name which was released in 2015 - Hoffer has managed all of this while suffering from narcolepsy, which was revealed during his appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Monsoon's side-kick Major Scales is described as 'the evil twin of' Richard Andriessen, a musician, writer and performer based in Seattle.
Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales: Together Again, Again!, Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, Friday 5 June 2020, £21-£42, www.thequeenshall.net