Start Your Engines: Bringing RuPaul’s Drag Race to the UK

Start Your Engines: Bringing RuPaul’s Drag Race to the UK

Monday, 11 November, 2019
18:45-21:00

Location

Tanner Warehouse
50 Bermondsey St
Bermondsey
London
SE1 3UD
United Kingdom
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RuPaul’s Drag Race has arrived on UK screens

After years of rumour and pleas by fans, the hit US show has found a home on BBC Three and the hunt is underway for the UK’s first drag superstar. Bringing its unique blend of comedy, fashion, and heart to BBC Three, the show has managed that rare thing: a UK spinoff of a hit US format that fans on both sides of the Atlantic love.

In an exciting behind-the-scenes event, find out what went into turning a beloved US format, with fans around the world, into a hit UK show. Hear from senior figures in the show’s production team – including Drag Race creator Fenton Bailey – about how the programme was adapted for the UK, for the BBC and for the fans on this side of the Atlantic.

 

Panel:

Fenton Bailey – Creator and Executive Producer, RuPaul’s Drag Race US and UK

Bruce McCoy – Executive Producer, RuPaul’s Drag Race US and UK

Sally Miles - Executive Producer, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

Ruby Kuraishe – Commissioning Editor, BBC

Navi Lamba – Head of Social, BBC Three

 

Host:

Scott Bryan, TV critic and broadcaster

 

Event details

Date: Monday 11th November 

Venue: Tanner Warehouse, 50 Bermondsey St, Bermondsey, London, SE1 3UD

Time: 6.45pm for a 7pm start

 

Booking Details 
Tickets are £10.00. 
All tickets are non-refundable.
Tickets for full members of the Royal Television Society are complimentary but MUST be booked in advance – please provide your membership number when booking

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