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Cabaret Askew full of twists and turns

Fri 11 Nov 2011 In: Performance View at NDHA

If you need a little more laughter in your life, and you like your laughter accompanied with a bit of skin, you may well want to check out Cabaret Askew. The show playing at Auckland's Herald Theatre offers a mishmash of music, dance and feats, and many members of the glbt community pop up ion various roles. The MC is Anita Wigl'it, a towering drag queen whose camp humour is as high as the heels she clomps about in, throwing jokes left, right and centre-stage and pulling an unwitting guy up onto the stage for a makeover. In all there are six singers, eight circus performers and nine dancers, including local girl Phloss Candy with a pair of drag kings, which proved a hit with the crowd thanks to Miss Phloss' talent with nipple tassles. The show offers a mix of traditional cabaret with a touch of fresh creativity, as bodies are melded and moved in ways most people can only dream of. Cabaret Askew is the creation of choreographer Kali-Zahira, recently returned to New Zealand from performing in Asia and the Middle East. It's the debut offering from Singe Performance, a platform specifically developed to showcase the talents of some of New Zealand's more diverse performers. Cabaret Askew is on stage at Herald Theatre: 11 November, 7.30pm 2 November, 5.30pm and 9.30pm $28-$30 Buy tickets here or call 0800 BUY TICKETS Jacqui Stanford - 11th November 2011    

Credit: Jacqui Stanford

First published: Friday, 11th November 2011 - 4:52pm

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