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Saturday 24 June 2017


 Review: Resident Alien
Posted in: Performance  22nd March 2017
Who would have thought the acerbic, world-weary ramblings of a tired old queen could be so uplifting.


 Review: The Ak Pride Festival Great Debate
Posted in: Performance  21st February 2017
Laughter, adult language, dubious claims, conflict, drama and therapy-level sharing all add up to Best (Ak Pride Great) Debate Ever!


 Ak Pride: Pardon Me Alan Turing
Posted in: Performance  20th February 2017
Is quashing the convictions of some men previously convicted of having gay sex really going to undo the accumulated effects of decades of being a convicted criminal? A play for Ak Pride explores at the subject.


 Review: NZ Bear Week Comedy Night
Posted in: Performance  17th February 2017
Peacocking, dic pics, daddy issues and more were given the full comedy treatment last evening in a "brilliant" Bear Comedy Night.


 Review: Legacy Project 4
Posted in: Performance  16th February 2017
Six short plays written and directed by an eclectic mix of queer artists showcase a dazzling display of local talent.


 Review: Femslick
Posted in: Performance  15th February 2017
Artist Akashi Fisiinaua’s latest show, Femslick, is a sensual composition of political statements turned into dance and performance.


 Review: Hot Brown Honey
Posted in: Performance  14th February 2017
Like a Pacific nuclear test Hot Brown Honey detonated stereotypes and vapourised culturally-enforced limitations on women's lives. But as an Auckland Pride event one aspect was troubling...


 Ak Pride: Wild and silly bear comedy night
Posted in: Performance  14th February 2017
The Bear Comedy Show, a staple of LYC Bear New Zealand Week and Auckland Pride, returns to The Classic Thursday night in Queen Street with Neil Thornton and Eli Matthewson heading the line-up.


 Ak Pride: GLBTI life in six short plays
Posted in: Performance  14th February 2017
First same-sex love, coming out and flawed relationships are some of the subjects explored in a collection of theatre pieces which begin their season tonight for the Auckland Pride Festival.


 Review: Impostar: Who do you think you are?
Posted in: Performance  13th February 2017
Jason Chasland is, quite simply, a phenomenon and his one man show, Impostar: Who do you think you are? is quite simply brilliant.


 Review: Auckland Pride Festival 2017 Gala
Posted in: Performance  11th February 2017
Shining a spotlight on some of the forthcoming festival events the Gala was, without warning, a triumphant showcase for a stunning, luminous talent brought back from years gone by.


 Review: Alok Vaid-Menon AKL
Posted in: Performance  10th October 2016
One half of the now-famous DarkMatter poetry duo, Alok Vaid-Menon performed three shows this weekend in Auckland. Elspeth Fougere delves into a world of poetry, identity and critique.


 Signing in and hooking up
Posted in: Performance  22nd September 2016
Hook-up boys is the sexy, and slightly dirty, new play by Bruce Brown that brings to the stage the stories about the apps, snaps and hookups that heavily feature in the modern gay experience. We chat to Bruce about sex, connection and hooking up.


 Review: Mating in Captivity
Posted in: Performance  19th August 2016
Sex, sexuality and "butt-stuff"


 Review: GALS The Full Catastrophe
Posted in: Performance  15th August 2016
Something rather good has happened at GALS. After losing their long-time musical director/conductor the choir seems to have seized the opportunity to boldly opt for a new approach. Full steam ahead!