Drag superstar Alyssa Edwards is heading from Texas to Birmingham this spring to share her life story with a generous dose of camp glamour.

Following appearances on the Emmy-Award winning RuPaul’s Drag Race and Netflix series Dancing Queen, Alyssa Edwards – real name Justin Dwayne Lee Johnson – has announced that her critically acclaimed one-diva show will finally debut in the UK.

‘Becoming Alyssa, The Life Story Of A Traveling Queen’ will be crossing the Atlantic this May, launching its UK run at the Birmingham Town Hall.

The show is described as an “epic, must-see-tell-all dance-all story about her life growing up, her extraordinary drag career and incredible journey to finding love”.

American entertainer, choreographer and television personality Alyssa Edwards shot fame on RuPaul’s Drag RaceSupplied / SJM
American entertainer, choreographer and television personality Alyssa Edwards shot fame on RuPaul’s Drag Race

From Mesquite Texas to the global stage, Alyssa’ life is a spectacle as the American entertainer, choreographer and television personality shot to international fame on season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, before appearing on RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 2, America’s Got Talent and his notable Netflix docuseries, Dancing Queen.

Catapulted to fame in 2012 for her candid testimonials, outrageous tongue-pops and quirky personality, Alyssa’s magnetism led her to leading a sold out, critically acclaimed stint at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s historic West End in 2021.

Alyssa also embarked on a 31 a cross-country US tour spanning from Los Angeles to New York City – with 31 cities in between. Entitled the Life, Love and Lashes Tour, the one-diva show was “a non- stop adrenaline spectacle – pulling back the velvet curtain to reveal Alyssa’s most intimate secrets”.

With a global fan base which includes 1.9M followers on Instagram, Alyssa’s tour is sure to draw in a huge crowd.

Hailed as the “sickening queen supreme” by The Times, Alyssa Edwards’ latest show will be on in the West Midlands at the Birmingham Town Hall on 2 May, before heading to Cardiff, London, Manchester and Ediburgh. Tickets are available here.

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