Theatre

Being Pacific, Artist and Queer: Pati Solomona Tyrell of FAFSWAG

Being Pacific, Artist and Queer: Pati Solomona Tyrell of FAFSWAG

Listen to the Radio NZ podcast on Standing Room Only where they are talking to the people behind the shortlisted exhibitions for the Walters, New Zealand’s top art prize – a glimpse into some of the most exciting artwork being created in the country. Pati Solomona Tyrell is known as a cofounder of art collective […]

Dame Topp Twins

Dame Topp Twins

Jools and Lynda Topp – the Topp Twins – were made Dame Companions of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list; 14 years after being made Order members. Read more: Stuff: https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/104404597/the-rebels-got-their-medals-topp-twins-jools-and-lynda-made-dames Newshub: Topp Twins made Dames in Queen’s Birthday Honours NZ Herald: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12062902 Now to Love: The Topp Twins […]

Courtney Act: Under the Covers – 6 to 7 April 2018 – Q Theatre – Auckland

Courtney Act: Under the Covers – 6 to 7 April 2018 – Q Theatre – Auckland

Star of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Australian Idol and MTV’s Single AF, Courtney Act is bringing her brand new show, Under the Covers, to Auckland – 6 to 7 April 2018. Courtney has been under the covers with many, but not usually in front of a live audience. It’s time for to get tucked in with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wigging Out – 27 February to 3 March 2018 – Auckland

Wigging Out – 27 February to 3 March 2018 – Auckland

Who better to peer into the world of female friendships than two men in wigs? Wigging Out sees Thomas Sainsbury (the more popular Paula Bennett) and Hamish Russell (Drag Wars 2016 winner) don a couple of wigs and sashay onto the Basement Theatre stage Feb 27th to March 3rd, as part of the Auckland Fringe […]


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