Every boy deserves to feel beautiful.
"Joyful, celebratory, hilariously funny, poignant and personal. This production illustrates the power of live theatre to advance social dialogues about culture, gender and sexuality." - David O’Donnell, Theatreview
The sparkle of this sensational show cannot be dimmed! Join legendary drag king Hugo Grrrl for the return his spectacular and multi award-winning solo show - Princess Boy Wonder.
A glittering and hilarious campy cabaret and courageous transgender coming-of-age tale all at once, this bold queer theatre work celebrates trans identities, loud, outlandish personal expression and life lived beyond the binary.
Expect outrageous drag, sensational costuming, heart-warming storytelling, loin- warming dance moves and a jam-packed hour of queer pride. Princess Boy Wonder is a fierce and frank glamour party not to be missed.
Sequins, karaoke, eleven quick changes, a Disney theme, and smashing the cis-normative view on gender.
Winner - Grand Design Award, NZ Fringe 2020
Winner - Melbourne Fringe Festival Tour Ready Award, NZ Fringe 2020
Nominee - Outstanding Solo Performance, NZ Fringe 2020
Nominee - Best in Fringe, NZ Fringe 2020
George Fowler (aka Hugo Grrrl) is a trans man, drag king and Wellington-based comedy and cabaret producer - creating smutty, rough-around-the-edges, politically-charged theatre that’s bound to leave ya with a smile on your face and a bit of glitter in your hair. This quirky bloke was nominated for Wellingtonian Of The Year 2018 for his work on diversity in the arts, and has won Best Producer, Best MC and Outstanding Achievement in the 2018 Wellington Comedy Awards. He won Season 1 of TVNZ’s House of Drag, was the first drag king to ever be featured on a televised drag reality show and is the first New Zealander to headline The Austin International Drag Festival. Princess Boy Wonder is the premiere opportunity to peer into the mind behind the moustache.
Directed by iconic queer theatre maker and academic Lori Leigh.
The Random Stage is fully wheelchair accessible; please contact the BATS Box Office by 4.30pm on the show day if you have accessibility requirements so that the appropriate arrangements can be made. Read more about accessibility at BATS.