Hugo Grrrl

  • When: 7th Mar
  • Where: Community Stage
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Hugo Grrrl is a drag king, a doofus and comedy and cabaret producer from Wellington, New Zealand, creating  smutty, rough-around-the-edges, politically-charged late-night theatre that’s bound to leave ya with a smile on your face and a bit of glitter in your hair.

He won season 1 of NZ’s drag race (House of Drag) making him the first drag king ever to both feature in and win a televised reality competition. He headlined the Austin International Drag Festival 2019, won Best Producer, Best MC and Outstanding Achievement (for diversity in comedy) at The Wellington Comedy Awards 2018 and was nominated for Wellingtonian of The Year for contribution to the arts 2018.

His debut solo show Princess Boy Wonder won two NZ Fringe Festival awards (Grand Design and Melbourne Tour Ready) in addition to nominations for Outstanding Solo Performance and best show. He co-created The Glitter Garden, the world’s first drag musical for kids,  alongside award-winning director and playwright Dr Lori Leigh which was a smash hit this school holidays at Circa Theatre.

Stay tuned to see what this filthy little powerhouse is up to next. Coming to a city near you, he’s the lad who’s always happy to see you, he aims to sexually confuse, he’s Hugo Grrrl!