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There Ain’t Nothing Like a Dame

It’s a particularly hot day in London’s glittering (and slightly glistening) West End as we prepare to meet an international icon. Dame Edna Everage is touring one last time – with the UK leg of Eat, Hope, Pray enjoying a Christmas run at the London Palladium. And it’s on that famous stage that we’re listening to the lady herself talk about the show...

“It’s a bit of an emotional moment for me. I have not appeared on the stage in the West End of London for over 15 years, possums. So it is a wonderful opportunity for me to recycle a little bit of old material. And by an amazing coincidence there is a lovely woman here wearing a lovely bit of old material herself.

“No, this is a special, special show. I’m not a vain woman. I’m truthful. And this is the best show I have ever, ever done. And unfortunately it is not just me but the Australian government have insisted that Les Patterson, whom I had hoped might have passed away, far from it, opens the show. So you needn’t have to come at the beginning.

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The world's biggest dragazine is back – with more queens than ever before! There's an exclusive interview with our cover girl, Alaska, as well as ALL 14 queens from season six of RuPaul's Drag Race, including Adore Delano, Courtney Act and Bianca Del Rio. Elsewhere, legendary film maker John Waters talks about his friend and star, drag legend Divine. We go on set with The Supreme Fabulettes, catch up with Conchita and talk farewell tours with Dame Edna Everage. Plus: RuPaul looks back on her classic Christmas drag album, Ho, Ho, Ho, Willam looks to the future and we have an exclusive chat with Drag Race UK Ambassador, The Vivienne. Have a Shady Christmas!