Article Title:Open wide, Auckland
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Published on:29th December 2004 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:553
Text:Pollyfilla Open your eyes wider, there is a world of drag outside Auckland! That's the message Wellington drag performer Pollyfilla is sending as she announces a five-night run, 15 – 19 February at Auckland's Maidment Studio for the Hero Festival. "I do get sick of the way that New Zealand's queer media seems to be centred around Auckland, and any events/people doing things not in Auckland can never seemingly be as important – you feel like an also-ran," she says. "I know that there are a lot of other people in New Zealand, doing things for the queer communities they are based in, who are sick of constantly being filed under "South of the Bombay Hills" - 90% of the country is South of the Bombay Hills!" Well, now it's time for Pollyfilla to bring her new show Glamarama north of the Bombays, following a successful premiere season at Wellington's BATS Theatre in December. The show has been described as Shirley Temple on acid meets Jim Carrey in drag, with Pollyfilla playing hostess to some of her favourite, eclectic, weird and rare songs from the vaults of her music collection, inspired by the style of Las Vegas lounge singers and floor shows of the 1950s   
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