Bianca Del Rio—award-winning drag queen and comedy star—is set to return to the UK in May 2022 with her new tour Bianca Del Rio: Unsanitized.
The tour will begin in Brighton on 6 May and will visit 14 cities across the UK before ending in Nottingham on 30 May.
The self-proclaimed “clown in a gown” won the sixth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2014, and has since toured globally. Unsanitized follows the success of her 2019 It’s Jester Joke stand-up show, which also toured the UK and worldwide.
Speaking to Philadelphia Gay News about the new show, Bianca stated: “Years ago with drag, people understood what drag queens did. We were usually the snarky, cutthroat, funny, fishy people. Now, thanks to television, everybody’s supposed to be sweet, homogenized and love everyone. Well, that ain’t me!”.
“Unsanitized is a broad enough title to give everyone an idea of what you’re walking into. Because there’s so much to talk about after 2020″.
Bianca previously became the first drag queen to headline and sell out Wembley Arena. She made her West End debut in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, and she also appears in the show’s film adaptation.
Bianca has also starred in her own feature films like Hurricane Bianca, and authored a book called Blame it on Bianca Del Rio.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 29 October and are available here.
Words by Jessica Saunders
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