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Drag Race's Latrice Royale and Willam to make West End debuts in 'Death Drop'

The legendary queens will star in the 'Dragatha Christie murder mystery' this summer.

2021-03-25

RuPaul's Drag Race legends Latrice Royale and Willam are set to appear in the West End's killer murder mystery comedy show Death Drop.

The drag performers, who made their Drag Race debuts in series four the US edition back in 2012, will star alongside Britain’s Got Talent 2020 semi-finalist Myra Dubois in the hit 'Dragatha Christie murder mystery' when the show returns for an eight-week run at London's Garrick Theatre from 19 May - 11 July (and tickets are on sale now here).

Making their West End debuts, Latrica and Willam will take over from fellow Drag Race queens Monet X Change and Courtney Act, who fronted the show at the end of last year before coronavirus lockdown restrictions forced it to temporarily close.

Latrice Royale, who also appeared on All Stars 1 and 4, says: "I cannot WAIT to be making my debut on London’s West End in Death Drop! This is just beyond any dream I could have even conceived of when I was a boy in Compton, California.

"And to get to come out of an entire year in lockdown and step into such a major production is a very welcome change.

"It gives me hope that the world is going to get back to 'normal' and when I can finally get on a stage again, I’m gonna tear it up! I miss connecting with a live audience so much, and getting to do it with my good Judy, Willam, makes it even more special."

Willam, whose time on Drag Race season four came to an abrupt end when he was booted off the series for 'rule-breaking', continues: "I’m excited to be in the West End with my breast friend Latrice Royale in Death Drop, a spectacular drag musical murder mystery. No spoilers please (I DID IT)."

British comedy queen Myra Dubois adds: "Rejoice! I, Myra DuBois (off the telly), am making my long-anticipated West End debut!

"People forget that as well as a globally revered singer, poet, muse, wellness facilitator, energy worker and empath; I’m also an actress. Award-winning, actually. What an honour it is to be able to swoop in and save this little show. I can’t wait to meet my supporting cast."

LoUis CYfer, Anna Phylactic and Holly Stars - who all performed in the show last year - will return to reprise their co-starring roles.

Death Drop returns to London's Garrick Theatre from 19 May - 11 July. Click here to get your tickets.