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 (Monty Montgomery) is a virgin and sexually confused. He and his sidekick Bird (Bryony Skillington) 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; and the suave Bluebell (Colette Wilson) with equal parts yin and yang. Together they make up the rainbow, which symbolises the queer community.
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.” – Theatrescenes
“Bold, risqué and deliciously satisfying… a cult classic in the making.” - NZ Herald
This event was made possible through the Pride & Spark Empowerment Initiative and is sponsored by The Coffee Club and Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust.