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Alyssa: Memoirs of a Queen!


Vaudeville Theatre

404 Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R 0NH 0330 333 4814

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7th to 13th June 2021.
THOSE AGED UNDER 14 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

London, are you prepared?

For one week only, experience the magic of Alyssa Edwards as she sashays her way into London's glittering West End!

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 herstory will be brought to life!

Creative team:
Writer: Brad Loekle
Director: Spencer Noll
Designer: Libby Tood
Lighting Designer: Gillian Tan
Press Representative: Kevin Wilson
Marketing: Jan Baister (JB Creative Consulting)
Graphic Design: Steph Pyne
Photography: Dillon Del Toro
Video Creation: Dekel Lazimi Lev
Production Management: Ian Taylor and Jerome Reid for eStage
Produced by: New Frame Productions
Rehearsal space: supported in partnership with Pineapple Dance Studios

Justin Dwayne Lee Johnson
(Alyssa Edwards)

Justin Dwayne Lee Johnson, known by his stage name Alyssa Edwards, is an American entertainer, choreographer, drag performer and television personality. Prior to his TV debut, Johnson was a gifted dance instructor and accomplished performer in the drag pageantry scene before rising to international prominence on the fifth season of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’, where he quickly became a fan favorite. In 2012, Johnson was chosen as one of the 14 drag queens to compete on the fifth season of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’, where he immediately catapulted to fame for his candid testimonials, outrageous tongue-pops and quirky personality. In 2016, Johnson returned as one of 10 contestants in Season 2 of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars’, where he stole the hearts of the audience, ultimately finishing as fourth runner-up. With personal appearances and tours spanning the globe, the Alyssa Edwards persona has quickly become a household name in many countries. Performing to fans throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Central and South America, Johnson balances his time between international bookings and teaching dance in his hometown. Johnson currently resides in Mesquite, Texas, a small suburb of Dallas, where he owns and runs an award-winning dance studio, Beyond Belief Dance Company. Johnson and his dance studio are the centrepieces of the 10-part Netflix Original docuseries ‘Dancing Queen’, produced by RuPaul and World of Wonder.

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Based on paying FULL PRICE (no discount!) for tickets, site writers and contributing guests have ALSO created the colour-coded plans for "value for money," considering factors like views, comfort and value-for-money compared with other same-priced seats available.

Some notes for this extra event appear below. For a full discussion, opinions, reviews, notes, tips, hints and advice on all the seats in this theatre, visit the theatre page (link at the top of this page) and click on "BEST SEAT ADVICE" (on the left of your screen).

On the plans below:
Seats in GREEN many feel may offer either noticeable value, or something to compensate for a problem; for example, being a well-priced restricted view ticket. Any seats coloured LIGHT GREEN are sold at "premium" prices because the show producer thinks they are the best. The monkey says "you are only getting what you pay for" but uses this colour to highlight the ones it feels best at the price, and help everybody else find equally good seats nearby at lower prices.

Seats in WHITE, many feel, provided about what they pay for. Generally unremarkable.

Seats in RED are coloured to draw attention. Not necessarily to be avoided - maybe nothing specific is wrong with them, other than opinions that there are better seats at the same price. Other times there may be something to consider before buying – perhaps overpricing, obstructed views, less comfort etc.

Please remember that cheaper seats often do not offer the same view / location quality as top price ones, and that ticket prices are designed to reflect this difference.

To enable "social distancing," available locations may vary.

Vaudeville Theatre value seating plan

Few changes from the advice posted, beyond stalls row AZ being the front row and noting that all seats in the front four rows back to C are "VIP" package with a cocktail, signed brochure and signed poster included. For best value, don't take the outermost seats in these rows, feels the monkey.

Dress circle seat G19 is top non-premium price and worth missing. At second price up there, take row K over J for legroom if required.  

The monkey advises checking performance times on your tickets and that performances are happening as scheduled, before travelling.

Monday at 7.30pm
Tuesday at 7.30pm
Thursday at 7.30pm
Friday at 7.30pm
Saturday at 3pm and 7.30pm
Sunday at 3pm and 7.30pm


Runs 1 hour 10 minutes approximately, including one interval.

Theatres use "dynamic pricing." Seat prices change according to demand for a particular performance. Prices below were compiled as booking originally opened. Current prices are advised at time of enquiry.

To enable "social distancing," locations may vary.

Vaudeville Theatre prices seating plan

When the box office does not have seats available, or you require an alternative choice of seats, the Theatremonkey Ticketshop, telephone 020 7420 9778 (0044 207 420 9778 if calling from outside the United Kingdom), agency service can offer seats with a variable "per ticket" service charge - £15 on £60, £12.50 on £50, £8.75 on £35, £5 on £20 seats. More than the box office, but well worth trying as it often has tickets when other companies do not! Note that this system will confirm exact seat numbers prior to purchase. A £1.95 per booking, not per ticket, handling fee may apply on some transactions by telephone. NO handling fee applies for online purchases.

Another alternative is www.seetickets.com which offers seats with a fee of £12 on £60, £10 on £50, £7 on £35, £4 on £20 seats; and £2.75 per booking (not per ticket) postal charge.

Alternatively, through Ticketmaster with a sliding scale of per ticket booking fees: £11.75 on £60, £9.75 on £50, £7 on £35, £4 on £20 seats. This system allows you to choose your own seats from the selection the company has available.

Encore Tickets (telephone 0207 400 1253 / 0044 207 400 1253 if calling from outside the United Kingdom) offer seats with booking fees of £12 on £60, £10 on £50, £7 on £35, £4 on £20 seats. A postage charge of £1.45 per booking, not per ticket may be applied to bookings made from UK addresses more than 5 days before the performance.

Discounts and "Meal and Show" packages may also be available. Hotel / theatre ticket packages are also available.

Londontheatredirect.com charge a booking fee of £12 on £60, £10 on £50, £7 on £35, £4 on £20 seats. There is a £1 per booking, not per ticket, transaction fee for collecting tickets from the box office before your performance. Alternatively, if time allows, there is a postage to your home option, costing £2.95 (£4.95 to non-UK addresses) per booking, not per ticket. Optional Ticket Insurance is also available. 

Discounts and Meal and Show Packages may also be available.

 

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