Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

A Completely Nude Literary Event Premieres in WGTN

Boys in the Buff! A Completely Nude Literary Event Premieres in WGTN
For the first time in Aotearoa New Zealand, completely naked men will be reading literature aloud onstage in the radical and sumptuous sensation - Naked Boys Reading! Catch our cast of slutty hunks baring it all in this unmissable celebration of naked bodies, good storytelling, and wholesome masculinity. On for one night only - Friday April 6th, 8pm at The Fringe Bar.

After two years of Naked Girls Reading in New Zealand, the team behind the beloved nationwide cabaret show figured it's about time the boys had a crack. (Or, rather, showed their cracks!) The show is exactly what is sounds like - completely naked men reading literature aloud. It's a sexy book club, a homoerotic slumber party, a sumptuous and scandalous event sure to arouse, educate and entertain all at once. Come along to experience the ancient and beautiful art of storytelling - and also, you know, butts.

The production’s star-studded cast features Luke Gumbley, a father and conflicted breadwinner; Donald James, youth educator and local musician, and; Samuel Andrews, queer sociologist and drag performer. These unclad, clever cads have picked their favourite bits of literature to recite for you. Naturally, the theme for this edition is ‘masculinity’ so expect excerpts of everything macho - from The Great Gatsby to the politics of penetration, from Grindr etiquette to patriarchal parenting, perhaps even some hunky, heroic erotica! We’ll be sauntering through the literary landscape of all things manly in an evening. It’s a night not to be missed.

“We have no idea what this show is going to be!”, says MC and producer Hugo Grrrl. “It’s a first for us and a first for New Zealand. After running shows with naked women for two years, I think having a cast of naked boys is going to be quite the culture shock! But the cast are chomping at the bit to strip off and get to some hearty discussions of masculinity, fatherhood and patriarchy - important, wholesome stuff. I think it’s going to be pretty special. A recipe for a wonderful, sexy disaster.”

Hugo Grrrl, the alter-ego of comedy and cabaret producer Gen Fowler, is the creator of the project and also produces a wide variety of other productions in Wellington and beyond including The Rocky Horror Drag Show and The Pun Battle. Grrrl is also reigning national drag king champion (‘Yes, there is such a thing!’ laughs Fowler) and was recently awarded Best Producer in The Wellington Comedy Awards 2017.

Naked Boys Reading: The NZ Premiere runs for one night only at 8pm at The Fringe Bar (Friday 6th of April). This show is one of the bi-monthly Naked Girls Reading events, and future themes include Motherhood, Food and The Occult. Pre-sale tickets are just $20 and available through Eventfinder.co.nz. For more information please see our Facebook event

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Joseph Cederwall Review: NZSO Plays Zappa

The first of the NZSO’s Shed Series concerts at the more informal and intimate space of Wellington's Shed 6 last Friday night featured music composed by, or with a connection to Frank Zappa. Zappa, a psychedelic rock legend, activist and popular culture figure and all round colourful character, was an excellent choice for the concert’s theme of innovation. More>>

Let The Games Begin: PM Sends Best Wishes To Athletes

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has sent her warm wishes to the New Zealand athletes preparing for the opening of the Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast... More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review of Books: Martin Edmonds' The Expatriates

This book is an extension of, and tribute to, the life’s work of James McNeish. Without sacrificing any degree of authorial independence, the result is gracefully written, handsomely produced, and likely to propagate many further works of its kind. More>>

Max Rashbrooke Review: The King's Singers and Voices New Zealand

To be good at one thing is impressive; to be so versatile across a range of genres is truly exceptional. More>>

Joe Cederwall Review: WOMAD 2018 - Harmony of Difference (part 1)

A friend described WOMAD as his “favourite white middle class celebration of diversity.” There is certainly an echo of truth to this as the crowd is still largely white and middle class, but this WOMAD for me represented that a better world is possible ... More>>

Harmony of Difference (part 2)

Top international world music artists seldom make it down to this neck of the woods, so for those of us into this sort of thing WOMAD is certainly a welcome addition to the cultural calendar. Now it is a case of waiting and looking forward to seeing what they manage to conjure up for next year. More>>

Howard Davis Review: A Bigger Splash - Te Papa Celebrates Twenty Years

Considering the available resources, this is a decidedly hit-and-miss affair, mainly due to some highly questionable curatorial decisions. In their overweening wish to "push boundaries," Charlotte Davy and Megan Tamati-Quennell have made a number of serious miscalculations by ignoring a basic rule - keep it simple. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland