Sunday, August 14, 2016

Busy times!

Oh my word, what a busy bee I've been. Four shows in a week! Saturday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Saturday 6th August. I emceed Caburlesque's Tim Burton Tribute show. This meant a chance to finally fulfill a thirty year long dream - to play Mrs Lovett and sing Little Priest.
Here I am with the amazing Clever Hansel, who is my new Partner In Crime. We had a blast with this and plan to work together again! The Mad Hatter took over the second half of the show and closed it with a Burlesque act. SO cute that one guy in the audience told David and I that he thought the Mad Hatter was a different person!
On Monday 8 August at 2pm,  I spent a couple of hours in drag, helping out at the unveiling of Carmen's traffic light. The link goes to a page with some history of Carmen and a video of the event, in which I make brief, background appearances. I was so busy working the room, I didn't get in many pics.
 This is what you have to do to when it is pouring with rain and your hairdo would flop like a souffle if it got wet! Shopping bag hat, raincoat. I only had to walk 200m and got pretty wet. That's my sonfromanothermother in the mirror.
 The weather was so freezing and wet, the event was moved into Soho Brown's cafe. I am on the left, pinning an orchid onto a guest.
Me, Indy and Amanduh (wearing my peacock costume) and the Mrs Robinsons. I did get to sing a couple of songs as well. But mostly, what an honour to be involved in this event. Carmen is an integral art of the cloth of this city and she deserves to be commemorated.

WELL, on Wednesday night, AB FAB the MOVIE premiered in Wellington and The Roxy Cinema put on a special evening with bubbles and nibbles. BUT, so far no pix so I will leave that for next time!
Ciao all!

8 comments:

  1. Fantastic..Proud you had so much fun doing it. And happy that it was something you had been wanting to do for so long.. yea...
    Have a great week.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Judy! It is a REALLY HARD song with far more words and tongue twisters than ought to fit into the music, but that's why it was fun ;-)

      Delete
  2. I am so impressed, you just rock and roll your world with grace and flair. Fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aw that is such a lovely compliment, thank you!

      Delete
  3. I read about the wonderful tribute to Carmen, what an amazing thing to do. That traffic light is gorgeous. NZ seems like a much more enlightened place than Scotland. Xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think we owe a great deal to our Scottish ancestors, MoR. In a new place, with better weather and more space, it brought out the best in them ;-)

      Delete
  4. Wow it looks like you've been having an absolutely amazing time! You really do live your life to the full! XxxX

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was a great week but I was absolutely knackered by the weekend!

      Delete