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Baby: NZ Book Awards Finalist

Baby: NZ Book Awards Finalist

Baby by Annaleese Jochems has been announced as a finalist in the 50th annual New Zealand Book Awards. The NZ Book Adwards site says Baby is: “A savagely funny and daring debut, this novel shimmers with feverish, fatalistic intensity. Baby is a strange and strangely moving love story built on obsession, narcissism and damage. Annaleese […]

The Universe is Pretty Big and I’m Afraid of Sex – 5 to 7 April 2018 – Bats Theatre – Wellington

The Universe is Pretty Big and I’m Afraid of Sex – 5 to 7 April 2018 – Bats Theatre – Wellington

Sex is scary, sex is beautiful, sex is awkward… let’s talk about it. Follow two technically grown humans as they journey through human interaction, to the centre of the universe! The Universe is pretty big and it’s all pretty scary if you think about it… even if you don’t think about it, it’s still pretty […]

Fa’aafa – 6 to 9 March 2018 – Bats Theatre – Wellington

Fa’aafa  – 6 to 9 March 2018 – Bats Theatre – Wellington

Fa’aafa combines Samoan oral traditions, adornment, movement and sound. Juxtaposed against the colour and contrast of modern digital projection, Fa’aafa creates a gripping and responsive Samoan fāgogo (fable) for young urban polynesians. Created by digital native Pati Solomona Tyrell this work unveils a world known only to Samoans through whispers. As a lens based media […]

Camp Binch – Chris Packer – 9 to 12 May 2018 – Basement, Auckland

Camp Binch – Chris Packer  – 9 to 12 May 2018 – Basement, Auckland

Well, the cat is out of the closet! Chris Parker’s CAMP BINCH is going to be all blokes, brews and banter (Gays, Fanta and deeply personal yet hilarious anecdotes about trying to fit into NZ’s narrow conception of “masculinity”). It’s Kiwi as bro! Off the back of sell-out seasons of D.O.C-ing, Camping and No More […]

Urzila Carlson Reckons You’re A Loser – 4 to 13 May 2018 – Auckland – Wellington

Urzila Carlson Reckons You’re A Loser – 4 to 13 May 2018 – Auckland – Wellington

Multi award-winning South African/New Zealand comedian – URZILA CARLSON brings her brand-new comedy show LOSER to SKYCITY THEATRE, 4-5 May, Auckland, and TE AUAHA, 8-13 May, Wellington, WELLINGTON as part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. “Marvellous subversiveness” – Theatreview “Effortlessly likeable… stream of belly-laughs” – The Age “Loser is almost always negative, Urzila […]

Royal Flush by The Drag Kings – 21 to 24 March 2018 – Wellington

Royal Flush by The Drag Kings –  21 to 24 March 2018 – Wellington

These jokers are wild! Fun, fruity and frolicsome, there’s nothing straight about ‘The DragKings’. Piss-taking, gender-faking and the odd bit of homage-making is what this troupe excell at. This brand NEW comedy cabaret from Wellington’s original drag king troupe will leave you in a right royal flush. These seasoned Grand-Daddies of Drag have strutted their […]

Pardon Me Alan Turing – 1 to 4 March 2018 – Bats Theatre Wellington

Pardon Me Alan Turing – 1 to 4 March 2018 – Bats Theatre Wellington

On the 6th July in New Zealand and 31st January 2017 in the UK, gay men were posthumously pardoned under a new law, but is it that easy? Is this what these men deserve? An eccentric Alan Turing, flamboyant Oscar Wilde and their modern day prince, meet across the centuries to ask those very questions. […]

Naked Girls Reading: The Pride Edition – 17 February 2018 – Wellington

Naked Girls Reading: The Pride Edition – 17 February 2018 – Wellington

We’re here, we’re queer, we’re naked! Get ready to fuck the cis-tem, the patriarchy and the heteronormative power structures that be, one piece of literature at a time. Gird your loins – it’s Naked Girls Reading: The Pride Edition! The show is exactly what is sounds like – completely naked women reading literature aloud. It’s […]

Wellington Pride Festival – 24 February to 10 March 2018

Wellington Pride Festival – 24 February to 10 March 2018

The annual Wellington Pride Festival | Tū Whakahīhī e Te Whanganui-ā-Tara is set to return next year, a two week long festival celebrating the LGBTIQ+ community in Wellington. The much loved ‘Out in the Park’ queer fair will open the festival on 24th February, 2018. Out in the Park will be in its 32nd year, […]

Auckland Pride Gala: Friday 2 February 2018 – Q Theatre

Auckland Pride Gala: Friday 2 February 2018 – Q Theatre

Always memorable, always glamorous, the annual Auckland Pride Gala has become a must-see dress-up occasion! A fiercely diverse variety showcase that previews the talent in the Auckland Pride Festival programme, along with a star-studded roll call of guest appearances from rainbow community heroes and icons. Kia ora! It’s the Dream Team! In keeping with this […]


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