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Queen of the Whole Universe

Creative Director Jonathan Smith

The Opera House, Wellington
Saturday, 12 March 2011 at 8:30pm

We were delighted that the infamous fundraiser for HIV/AIDS causes, Queen of the Whole Universe, was held on the opening evening of the Outgames programme.

Guinness World Record for the largest drag queen stage show, staged in Wellington in June 2009

Sing Out! Choral Concert

Wellington Town Hall
Sunday, 13 March 2011 at 12:30-2pm

The Sing Out! Choral Concert was the culmination of the exciting gay and lesbianchoral workshop hosted by The Homophones, Wellington's Gay Men's Chorus, and features our special guests, Auckland's Gay and Lesbian Singers, as well as a massed choir formed by all the workshop participants.

Fairy Stories -Tease, Tinsel, and Ten Twisted Tales

Written and Directed by Paul Jenden
Circa Theatre (Circa 2), 11 March-9 April 2011
Performance times Tues-Sat: 7.30pm and Sunday 4.30pm.

Take a bunch of your best-loved fairy tales, mix them thoroughly, throw in some chiffon, glitter, and an extra large dollop of humour and you have Fairy Stories, Paul Jenden's wacky collection of adult bedtime stories, with over fifty amazing costumes and five sizzling fairies.

The Idea of America

by Sam Shore
BATS Theatre, 8-19 March 2011 at 7pm

The Idea of America showcased the universal story of how a family copes with the loss of a parent, interwoven with the world of a stage diva gone mad!

"Witty, sexy, entertaining: yes" - Theatreview

Tomboi - Laugh Your Bits Off Comedy

BATS Theatre, 16-19 March 2011 at 9pm

Tomboi brought their unique brand of Kitsch'n'Sync humour back to the stage, mixing live comedy and multi-media madness - an intoxicatingcocktail of late-night laughs.

Confessions of a Drag Queen

Written and Performed by Ricky Beirao
Directed by William Donaldson, Musical Direction by Hayley Sproull
BATS Theatre, 18-19 March 2011 at 10:30pm

Confessions told the story of a young boy, from escaping South America in a boat full of bananas to discovering gay nightlife and the drag world.


Downstage, 11-12 March 2011 at 9pm
Tickets $35

Described as Sheila E meets Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Drumdrag combined wild and pounding percussion rhythms with a generous helping of glamour and gender-bending fun.

Mates & Lovers

by Ronald Trifero Nelson
Downstage, 8-12 March 2011 at 6pm

Based on Chris Brickell's Montana award-winning book Mates and Lovers: A History of Gay New Zealand.

"Mates and Lovers on stage is a brave work well realised. It speaks to us. It entertains us and even manages to educate us a little too. Because it is us" - Jay Bennie, GayNZ

Xerxes by NZ Opera

St James Theatre15 March 2011 at 7:30pm, 16 March 2011 at6:00pm, 18 March 2011 at7:30pm and19 March 2011 at7:30pm

Xerxes traced the crazy trajectory of thwarted passion when two brothers and two sisters become rivals in love.

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