Dunedin’s greatest and only fetish drag theatre-cabaret-fusion company is back, and this time it’s themed. You may remember us as “was that the people who did the show with the bondage? And the real heart as a prop?” The answer is, of course, yes. Yes it was. And if you’re concerned about the title, fear not: while Double Maths does feature a bucket hat, a strategically placed bottle of gin, a baseball bat and a large quantity of fake blood, there will be minimal actual mathematics.
Double Maths takes us on a journey to Dunedin Central High School, where Andrew Woolf is trying everything he can think of to distract his class so he doesn’t have to teach Maths. Who better to call in than the Sacrilege team, complete with Halloween costumes? Cue an acerbic drag queen, a wide-eyed magician/palaeontologist, a scruffy punk, a drag king dressed as Fred Dagg and some dancers wildly unsuited for a school environment. They even brought their own tarp.
Sacrilege is a company dedicated to bringing high quality comedy and cabaret to Dunedin, with a particular focus on breaking norms and providing a platform for performers marginalised by mainstream drag and burlesque culture.
“I think it really captures a lot about who I was as a teenager: the pain, the confusion, the sexual discovery, the pain, the heartbreak, the pain...”
Directed by Andrew Brinsley-Pirie.
Written and produced by Kerry Lane.
Presented by Sacrilege Productions.
Tickets available on the door or through eventfinda.
R16. Contains nudity and sexual themes.