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Alyssa Edwards in Alyssa Memoirs Of A Queen (Photo credit: Pamela Raith Photography)

London Theatre News Today: Wednesday 9 June

First Published 9 June 2021, Last Updated 16 June 2021

First look: New productions released from Alyssa, Memoirs Of A Queen!

London, are you ready?

For one week only, experience the magic of Alyssa Edwards as she graces London’s glittering West End until 13 June! Check out the newly released production images!

From young gay boy in Mesquite, Texas, to global fame on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season 5 and a triumphant return to season 2 of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’, Alyssa is hailed as one of “the most powerful drag queens in America” by New York Magazine.

Having recently starred in the critically acclaimed Netflix docuseries Dancing Queen, Ms. Edwards now brings her fully realized autobiographical extravaganza, complete with iconic costumes, high kicks and splits, phenomenal dancers and outrageous tongue pops to the Vaudeville Theatre this summer.

Don’t miss the world premiere of this much anticipated drag spectacular, where her story will be brought to life!

 

Enjoy new UK talent in the Lyric Hammersmith’s World premiere of Out West

Esh Alladi, Tom Mothersdale and Ayesha Antoine will star in Out West at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre. (Photo credit: Helen Maybanks)

If you’re looking to enjoy some new talent this summer, we’ve got just the thing!

This summer the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre reopens with Out West – the world premiere of three new short plays written by three of the UK’s leading playwrights. One ticket gives you access to all three incredible plays! Check out the rehearsal images below.

Out West explores race, geography, identity, belonging and hope rooted in multicultural England of past and present.

Tanika Gupta’s The Overseas Student reimagines Gandhi’s formative student years in Victorian England; Simon Stephens’ Blue Water and Cold and Fresh confronts white male privilege in the wake of city lockdown living and Black Lives Matter protests, and Roy Williams’ Go, Girl  is a celebratory story of Black female empowerment and everyday heroism.

The world premiere production is co-directed by Lyric Artistic Director and CEO Rachel O’Riordan and 2021 JMK Award winner Diane Page. Set and Costume Design is by Soutra Gilmour, Lighting Design by Jessica Hung Han Yun and Composition and Sound Design by Simon Slater.

Grab your tickets to see this World premiere below.

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