Sasha Velour - Smoke & Mirrors Prod Shot

Sasha Velour - Smoke & Mirrors

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The Alexandra, Birmingham

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Mon 2 Mar 2020

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"Smoke & Mirrors,” Sasha Velour's first one-queen theatre tour, is an effortless blend of drag, visual art, and magic. Velour introduces audiences to a whole new side of her artistry, through 13 dazzling and genre-busting lip-synch performances, all directed and choreographed by the queen herself.

The Alexandra, Birminghamchange

Mon 2 Mar 2020
Suffolk Queensway, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 4DS
Mon at 20:00
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]

You’ll be on the edge of your seat as she explodes into rose petals, vanishes in a puff of smoke, saws herself in half, conjures a rainstorm, even transforms into a tree in front of your eyes (to name just a few). But the real magic is the way that these illusions and deceptions serve to unmask deeper truths, sparking fresh analysis of gender, fame, family, and the importance of dreaming big and living life over-the-top.

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Featuring the music of Annie Lennox, Whitney Houston, Shirley Bassey, Judy Garland, Celine Dion, Sia, Nina Simone, Le Tigre and more. Costumes designed by long-time collaborator Diego Montoya.

The drag icon is constantly reinventing herself, and it's our privilege to watch her do it.
- NYLON
'Smoke & Mirrors' is a spellbinding tour de force."
- Forbes

Sasha Velour’s “Smoke & Mirrors” toured Australia and New Zealand in January 2019, had a sold-out 8-night New York City residency in March 2019, toured 23 cities in North America in the fall of 2019, and had limited sold-out engagements in Los Angeles and London, all to rave reviews.

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What the critics say

[An] inventive, surprisingly openhearted show…Expressionist performance-art illustration.
- The New York Times
The intensely personal [Smoke & Mirrors] shows what a top-of-her-game queen Velour really is, both as an artist and as a storyteller.
- Paper Magazine
A blend of music, magic tricks and runway-worthy looks.
- V Magazine
‘Smoke & Mirrors’ takes the traditional drag show, if there is such a thing, and fragments and distorts it in a funhouse mirror, to surprising and beguiling effect.
- The Columbus Dispatch
Velour has pulled out all the stops.
- San Antonio Current

The Alexandra, Birmingham

Suffolk Queensway, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 4DS
Birmingham New Street Station and Grand Central.
The box office is open from 12pm - 6pm on Mon - Sat. On show nights box office will close 15 mins after show starts. On Sundays and Bank Holidays the box office is open 2 hours before the performance start time.
For every performance our Box Office will be open 2 hours before the show begins and for evening performances will close 15 minutes after the scheduled start time. Sunday/Bank Holidays: The Box Office is closed unless there is a performance.
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The Alexandra was built in 1901 by William Coutts and throughout its vast history, has become home to first class entertainment. In 2018, the venue underwent an extensive refurbishment and reverted to its original name, The Alexandra. The theatre is a valuable contributor to culture within Birmingham and the West Midlands, presenting first-rate musicals, drama, comedy and more.

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The Alexandra, Birminghamchange

Mon 2 Mar 2020
Suffolk Queensway, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 4DS
Mon at 20:00
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]