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 One night at the old Staircase
Posted in: Performance  2nd February 2016
As the Staircase party looms Bertha The Beast recounts a Saturday night drag show at one of the NZ's most fondly-remembered gay venues.

 Review: GALS R Us
Posted in: Performance  1st December 2015
While GALS is singing along nicely something is missing. Their latest concert threw that something into stark relief.

 13 questions for Beenie Man before Raggamuffin
Posted in: Performance  18th November 2015
He's repeatedly urged his fans to brutalise and murder gays and lesbians and he's coming to NZ for the February Raggamuffin concert. He once professed to have changed his views but it seems likely nothing has actually changed...

 Review: Hudson and Halls
Posted in: Performance  7th November 2015
Camp, farcical, energetic and ultimately tender, this evocation of classic TV cooking show hosts Hudson and Halls transcends stereotypes to provide a delicious piece of theatre.

 Review: The Stronger After Strindberg
Posted in: Performance  31st October 2015
If you appreciate quality performances with the some real emotional grunt you must see The Stronger After Strindberg as directed by adventurous gay director Patrick Graham.

 Review: OE. I AM
Posted in: Performance  29th October 2015
Life is a journey, with twists and turns and a destination that can never be taken for granted. Miriam Saphira takes us through the lows and highs of her own compelling journey so far.

 Preview: Hudson & Halls Live!
Posted in: Performance  7th October 2015
Silo theatre is wrapping up for the year, but not without one last spectacular world premiere production to keep you content over the Christmas break, Silo presents; Hudson & Halls Live!

 Our stories on stage, in our own words
Posted in: Performance  14th September 2015
A new documentary-style play will tell the stories of lgbt people from around the country, in their own words, with actors listening to MP3 players on stage and performing interviews word for word.

 Review: Yana Alana's Between the Cracks
Posted in: Performance  10th September 2015
Verity George went along to see Aussie cabaret provocateur Yana Alana and found she was "bloody marvellous".

 Review: An Evening with the Incredible Mr Capsis
Posted in: Performance  4th September 2015
Lexie Matheson went along to see Australian cabaret king Paul Capsis - and she's now a big fan. "Capsis is a bravura performer and when he gets it right, as he mostly does, he's quite superb."

 Q&A with Aussie's King of Cabaret
Posted in: Performance  31st August 2015
Australia’s King of Cabaret Paul Capsis is winging his way to Auckland this week for two shows. He tells about his shows, his music idols, and offers some advice for young gay performers.

 Legacy Project: Submissions open for year three
Posted in: Performance  26th August 2015
The creators of the successful Legacy Project are looking for a fresh bunch of voices for the third year of the theatre initiative, which brings lgbt New Zealand stories to the stage.

 Yana Alana’s queer, bare cabaret
Posted in: Performance  24th August 2015
Yana Alana, the alter-ego of Australian cabaret artist Sarah Ward, will perform at the Auckland International Cabaret Season next week. We find out more about the performer and her titillating show

 Bringing slasher to the stage
Posted in: Performance  16th August 2015
After his all-male Titus and time-jumped Earnest, gay Auckland director Benjamin Henson is taking his boundary-bashing work into the slasher genre with new show Not Psycho.

 Review: K Road Strip - A Place to Stand
Posted in: Performance  16th July 2015
"This is the power and the vulnerability of K Road Strip as a whole: It is an artistic expression of not just inclusion but also exclusion," writes Hannah Spyksma.