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RuPaul star Alyssa Edwards announces 2023 UK tour with Manchester date

The Drag Race and Dancing Queen star is coming to Manny next year.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 28th November 2022

RuPaul and Dancing Queen star Alyssa Edwards is coming to Manchester next year with her newly announced UK tour.

Edward’s critcally-acclaimed smash-hit show, Becoming Alyssa, The Life Story Of A Traveling Queen, is making it’s way over from America to the UK in May of 2023.

Becoming Alyssa is an epic, must-see, tell-all and dance-all story about her life growing up, her extraordinary drag career and incredible journey to finding love.

Alyssa – real name Justin Dwayne Lee Johnson – is an American entertainer, choreographer and television personality, best-know for appearances on appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race, America’s Got Talent and, of course, his own highly-pooular Netlfix series, Dancing Queen.

Here are Alyssa Edwards’ tour dates for 2023:

  • Tue 2 May – Birmingham Town Hall
  • Wed 3 May – Cardiff St David’s Hall
  • Thu 4 May – London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
  • Fri 5 MayManchester Opera House
  • Thu 11 May – Edinburgh Queens Hall

Becoming one of the most beloved characters to every grace the Drag Race back in 2012, Edwards following has continued to grow ever since, enjoying a sold-out run at the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End back in 2021, before embarking on a massive US tour spanning 31 different cities.


His previous tour, Entitled the Life, Love and Lashes, was a self-proclaimed “one-diva show” that pulled back the curtain to reveal some of Alyssa’s most intimate secrets and this latest iteration promises to go even further.

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Having performed to droves of fans across Europe, Asia, as well as North, Central and South America, not to mention teaching dance classes back in his hometown of Mesquite, Texas at his award-winning dance studio, Beyond Belief Dance Company, you can expect Johnson’s show to non-stop action.


Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, 2 December. You can buy them HERE.

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