Celebrating sexual diversity in all of its gender-bending glory – Night of the Queer returns to TAPAC for Auckland Pride with a brand new show set in an exotic garden of earthly delights. Featuring dazzling dance, extraordinary aerial artistry, sassy song, bold burlesque and diva-licious drag....
Bee (Hamish McGregor) is a virgin and sexually confused. He and his sidekick Bird turn to Mother Nature (Aeyla Duncan) for advice. Mother Nature introduces Bee and Bird to a rainbow of floral characters, each with wildly different preferences.
There’s charming, gay Red Rose (James Luck); free-loving Orange Tiger Lily (Ellyce Bisson), bi-sexual Purple Venus Fly Trap (Rebekkah Schoonbeek); fetishist Green Poison Ivy (Electra Shock); self-loving Yellow Daffodil (Logan Collis aka Honey); and the suave Bluebell (Colette Wilson) with equal parts yin and yang. Together they make up the rainbow, which symbolises the queer community.
See full cast bios at https://www.luckandschooney.com/night-of-the-queer
Since launching at TAPAC in 2015, Night of the Queer has become a cult classic and a highlight of Auckland Pride Festival. Celebratory and inclusive, the show offers a platform for some of Auckland’s most talented queer performers and emerging queer artists.
The 2020 season is presented by the dynamic dance theatre company Luck & Schooney, who co-produced the 2018 & 2019 seasons with TAPAC. Luck & Schooney are world class entertainers who are renowned for their heartfelt and sexy shows that explore serious topics in a playful, comedic way.
“A sassy, sizzling and fun piece. Key word being FUN” – Theatre Scenes
“Bold, risqué and deliciously satisfying … a cult classic in the making” NZ Herald.