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BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon:
The Return of The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show, LIVE!
Co-Starring and Co-Written by BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon Produced and Directed by BenDeLaCreme
13 – 23 November, 2021
You better watch out, you better not cry, because Jinkx and DeLa are coming back to YOUR town… LIVE!!
Global drag icons and ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ stars, BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon are taking the stage once again in a post-apocalypse-mas extravaganza certain to make this yuletide gayer than ever! That’s right…
After a year of doom, gloom, and zoom, the Queens of Christmas have risen from the rubble to unearth your favourite holiday tradition with a UK tour of The Return of The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show, LIVE! from November 13 – 23, 2021.
The wildly successful, internationally acclaimed Jinkx and DeLa Holiday Show is back with its signature whip-smart comedy, brand new songs, and a few perennial favourites.
The Return of The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show, LIVE! will open at Liverpool Playhouse on Saturday 13 November and will then play Edinburgh Queens Hall (Monday 15), London Troxy (Friday 19), Manchester Palace Theatre (Saturday 20), Brighton Theatre Royal (Sunday 21), Newcastle Tyne Theatre and Opera House (Monday 22), Birmingham Town Hall (Tuesday 23).
BenDeLaCreme said: “After a year in captivity Jinkx and I are bustin’ at the seams and rarin’ to go! Waiting for Santa is NOTHING compared to the excitement I feel to be back in theatres, sharing the holidays with the chosen family we’ve collected around the globe!”
Jinkx Monsoon added: “I’m thrilled to be back on tour with my sister DeLa, celebrating the holidays the way I was meant to: boozed up, bawdy, and on display.”
For the past three years, Jinkx and DeLa have owned the holiday season with their critically-acclaimed sold-out holiday tours (‘To Jesus, Thanks for Everything;’ in 2018 and ‘All I Want for Christmas Is Attention’ in 2019). In 2020, BenDeLaCreme produced her first-ever film under BenDeLaCreme Presents with’ The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Specia’l (Hulu / PVOD), a 60-minute variety special made for the screen. The special debuted to critical acclaim and solidified itself as a global queer holiday must-watch for years to come.
The Return of The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show, LIVE! is produced and directed by BenDeLaCreme, co-written and co-created by BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon, and associate produced by Kevin Heard. It is presented by BenDeLaCreme presents in association with Soho Theatre and Tim Whitehead.
Press are invited to review in London at the Troxy, 49 Commercial Road, London, E1 OHX, on Friday 19 November at 8pm. RSVP for press seats to Kevinwilsonpr@gmail.com
Praise for Jinkx & DeLa
“Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme are the Queens of Christmas.” -Entertainment Weekly
“Filled with queer Christmas cheer, these queens deliver the goodies.” – Film Inquiry
“A masterclass in polished, elevated drag, that plays to the special talents of its stars, this is a pairing not to be missed.”
“[Jinkx & Dela] are experts at the kind of physical comedy Lucille Ball perfected in her heyday. Wheth- er it’s with a snarl of the lip, in Jinkx’s case, or a widening of the eyes, in DeLa’s, each has the ability to make small movements speak volumes…”
– Exeunt Magazine
“A double dose of delight…One story, two queens, and an extravagantly side-splitting evening.” – Out Front Magazine
BenDeLaCreme (Director, Producer, Co-Creator, Co-Writer, Starring as Herself )
Sweet as pie and sharp as cheddar, the Terminally Delightful BenDeLaCreme is known for combining her background in performing and visual arts with a love of spectacle, glamour, and Saturday morn- ing cartoons.
Continuing to break new ground by, and for, drag artists, DeLa’s production company, Ben- DeLaCreme Presents, produced its first national tour with, To Jesus, Thanks for Everything!
-Jinkx and DeLa, co-created and co-written by BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon. In 2019,
the queens hit the road again with a brand new holiday show titled, All I Want for Christmas is Attention. That tour was a sold-out sensation and marked DeLa’s first producer credit for an interna- tional tour. In 2020, BenDeLaCreme self-produced, directed and co-wrote her debut film under BenDeLaCreme Presents, The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Special, which became a critical and commercial success, leading to an exclusive licensing deal with Hulu. DeLa is thrilled to add producing and direct- ing her first film feature to her long list of career achievements. BenDeLaCreme also made a cameo appearance along with Jinkx Monsoon in Hulu’s biggest film debut to date, Happiest Season.
She has dazzled crowds throughout the Americas, Europe, and Australia, premiered four critically acclaimed solo shows off-Broadway, as well as written, directed, and produced myriad narrative works and variety spectaculars that have played to sold-out audiences for over a decade. Ben- DeLaCreme’s live performances have received glowing reviews: “Keeping you entertained while making you think about your place in the world is all a part of the BenDeLaCreme experience,” said Forbes and Billboard raves that her work “…soars past entertainment and into the realm of theatri- cal art.”
BenDeLaCreme’s Name and Pronouns
(please format BenDeLaCreme like so when in Title Case – capital B-D-L-C)
Shortened to DeLa. Please do not print as BenDe-
Jinkx Monsoon (Co-Creator, Co-Writer, Starring as Herself)
Since winning Season 5 of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’, Jinkx Monsoon (she/her) has travelled the world performing her original cabaret shows with her music partner, Major Scales. The duo are best known for their highly acclaimed show The Vaudevillians, which enjoyed multiple extensions Off-Broadway and toured to many international festivals.
With original music by Major Scales, Jinkx has released two albums: ‘The Inevitable Album’ and ‘The Ginger Snapped’ (available on Apple Music, iTunes and Spotify).
While live performing is her passion, Jinkx is no stranger to film and TV work. Besides her stint in reality TV, she has appeared on the CBS cop drama ‘Blue Bloods,’ the Netflix original ‘AJ and the Queen;’, and has voiced characters for such animated shows as ‘Steven Universe’, ‘Mighty Magiswords’, ‘Bravest Warriors’, as well as a few surprises that are yet to come! Jinkx has been the subject of two documentaries: ‘Drag Becomes Him’, and ‘The Queens’.
She is an award-winning stage actress, having won the Gregory Award for her portrayal of Hedwig
in ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’, and most re- cently, The MAC Award for her show ‘The Ginger Snapped’;, co-written with Major Scales.
You can watch her web show, ‘Cool Mom’ with comedy partner Nick Sahoyah on the streaming app WOW Presents Plus.
Jinkx is extremely proud of her partnership with BenDeLaCreme, having co-written and co-starred in both ‘To Jesus, Thanks for Everything! -Jinkx and Dela’, ‘All I Want for Christmas is Attention’ and ‘The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Special’ now on Hulu.
The Return of The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show, LIVE!
Saturday 13 November
Williamson Square, Liverpool L1 1EL
Monday 15 November
Clerk St, Newington, Edinburgh EH8 9JG
Friday 19 November
490 Commercial Rd, London E1 0HX
Saturday 20 November
97 Oxford St, Manchester M1 6FT
Sunday 21 November
New Road, Brighton BN1 1SD
Monday 22 November
Tyne Theatre and Opera House
117 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4AG
Tuesday 23 November
Victoria Square, Birmingham B3 3DQ
Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Special:
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