Ladies' night serves up beefcake

The Beefcake Boys (from left) B-Train, Mikey, Aaron, AJ, Spencer and Jimmy (front) ham it up at the Dunedin Railway Station in preparation for their Mosgiel show. Photo by Gregor Richardson.
The Beefcake Boys (from left) B-Train, Mikey, Aaron, AJ, Spencer and Jimmy (front) ham it up at the Dunedin Railway Station in preparation for their Mosgiel show. Photo by Gregor Richardson.

Ravishing rascals The Beefcake Boys are preparing to entertain Taieri women at a Mosgiel Memorial RSA fundraiser this month.

The lads would perform a humorous show at the Otago Racing Club at Wingatui on March 29, which promised to be ''more funny than bawdy'', RSA manager Gary Dalton said.

There is no full nudity in the show, one of the club's major fundraisers for the year.

Mr Dalton encouraged all fun-loving females to gather their friends and support the event.

''Wives can leave their husbands at home to watch the rugby,'' he said.

The Beefcake Boys include Dunedin performer Jimmy Fletcher, known in the television and film industry as Jimmy the Dwarf. He has appeared in a variety of New Zealand television shows and worked as a body double for children and small monsters in many films, including The Lord of the Rings, in which he was Gimli's body double.

The Beefcake Boys' organiser and promoter Aaron Keown, of Christchurch, said Jimmy and most other performers were recognisable from television and film productions including Shortland Street, Auckland Daze and Hercules.

''It's a ladies' night but we kind of take the mickey out of ladies' nights,'' he said.

The show will be filmed for a documentary being made about the group, which formed about 10 years ago. Tickets cost $25 and can be bought from the Mosgiel Memorial RSA.

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