Public invited to don drag

Gathered before the Tucked and Loaded  show at Stilettos Revue Bar are performers (from left)...
Gathered before the Tucked and Loaded show at Stilettos Revue Bar are performers (from left) Sunday Eruption (Mac Veitch), Sam In Colour (Sam White), Jake Hammer (Jasper Ririnui), Dirtier Harry (Harry Biggs) and Amara Morningstar (Fabian Clarke). Photo: Peter McIntosh
Showing how much fun drag can be was one of the main aims of  Tucked and Loaded — a colourful show in which the audience was invited to take part — and organisers were delighted by the interest the Dunedin public showed.

The event, organised by Sacrilege Productions and Dunedin Pride, featured eight acts followed by a lightning drag round in which members of the public got to don costumes and strut their stuff on stage.

Dunedin Pride member Matthew Schep said ticket sales had been good,  a full house was expected, and Stilettos had given the show "incredible support".

Sacrilege Productions co-director and MC for the evening Jasper Ririnui, alias Jake Hammer, was "really stoked" and "really pleased" so many people were interested. They said the show was aimed to show drag could be "fun and cool and educational" rather than "a terrifying, hypersexual thing".

Joining the line-up were "drag prince" Sam In Colour (Sam White), who was planning to lip sync to a Britney Spears track, recreating her VMA performance, and the glamorous Amara Morningstar (Fabian Clarke), who looked forward to the night but admitted to some last-minute nerves. 

elena.mcphee@odt.co.nz

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