Words: Emily Maskell
The legendary Ru Paul’s Drag Race fan-favourites and UNHhhh hosts, Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova, announced on Monday (23 May) that they are crossing the pond to perform the ‘Trixie and Katya Live’ tour in Europe.
After touring the show in Australia and the US, the pair will descend on the UK and kick off the European leg of the tour at London’s OVO Arena on 5 November.
They will be embarking on 22 dates around Europe throughout November and December of this year with a show Entertainment Weekly describes as “a new scripted satire inspired by road trip comedies from the '90s, including To Wong Foo, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Crossroads, and more.”
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Speaking to EW, Trixie said: "After over a year of living on your small screens, we are pulling out all of the stops on this live show. You can expect spectacular musical numbers, a dazzling set, and impeccable timing from two of the most talented women in the world. Do I smell a Tony?"
"Trixie and Katya Live will redefine drag, theatre, and art. You may leave with more questions than answers, but one thing's for sure: The world will never be the same," Katya added.
Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova are longtime collaborators and have worked as a duo on various projects, from UNHhhh to their shared podcast, The Bald and the Beautiful.
‘Trixie and Katya Live,’ however, marks their debut theatrical tour as a pair.
In a YouTube video announcement of the US tour, Trixie and Katya detailed the show would include: “dancing, acting, costume, props, wigs, music, narrative plot structure, well-rehearsed line reads, onstage love triangles, off stage platonic squares… it’s worth every single penny.”
LGBTQ+ talent site Obsessed concludes the announcement: “What critics are calling "shockingly poignant and mercifully brief" Trixie and Katya Live! is sure to be UNHhhhlike anything you've ever witnessed.”