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Drag Race winner will bring hit tour to north-east

By Kyle Ritchie

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Lawrence Chaney, the Scottish drag superstar best known for winning RuPaul’s Drag Race UK in 2021, is headed for Aberdeen.

She is touring the country with her hit Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show, Overweight and OVER IT! – which will be coming to the Tivoli Theatre.

She will be performing in the Granite City on Friday, November 10.

Drag Race star Lawrence Chaney is bringing her new show to Aberdeen.
Drag Race star Lawrence Chaney is bringing her new show to Aberdeen.

Lawrence made history as the first Scottish and the first plus-size winner of RuPaul's Drag Race UK.

This led her to release her very own TV Show Tartan Around with Lawrence Chaney which was broadcast globally, and on BBC Three in the UK as part of her Drag Race victory.

In her brand new tour show Overweight and OVER IT! Lawrence will have the audience in stitches talking about the trials and tribulations of being plus size: from dating and exercise to having to buy two seats on a plane but only getting one meal.

As Lawrence puts it, growing up in the late 90s/early 00s, all TV and media portrayed people's bodies negatively.

Now, in 2023 people think they possess no prejudice against plus-size people because they like one Lizzo song.

Since her Drag Race UK success, Lawrence has also written a book and partnered with many well-known brands while appearing back on screens on some of the country’s favourite programmes including The British Sewing Bee, Celebrity Gogglebox, Saturday Night Takeaway and The Wheel. She is even the face of Irn-Bru.

Lawrence picked up a BAFTA Award in 2021 in the Best Scot on Screen category.

Show promoter Doug Taylor said: “Tickets are flying out the door for Lawrence’s show at the Tivoli.

"It’s sure to be a superbly entertaining night. Lawrence's shows are huge fun, she’s such a charismatic performer with an impeccable stage presence. It’s just going to be a brilliant laugh. Get along Aberdeen.”

Visit www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or call 01224 641122 for tickets.

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