Part Queer cabaret, part house gig, all euphoric chaos. Come celebrate gender euphoria with the development season of Too Much Hair, a musical paradise for Thems, Femmes, Mens and everything in-between.
Cancellation: Due to the move into COVID-19 Protection Framework - Red the team behind Too Much Hair have made the difficult decision to cancel their show at Q Theatre. If you already had tickets to the show we will be in touch with you directly.
Combining celebratory stories about gender identity and expression with the power of music and the brilliance of emerging artists, Too Much Hair is a new musical cabaret. Co-created by Ania Upstill and William Duignan in conversation with the gender diverse community, Too Much Hair highlights the joy of being oneself and having diverse expressions of gender. Let's celebrate the destruction of the gender binary with confetti cannons, high heels and way too much hair.
Too Much hair is inspired by a poem by Hone Tuwhare, from an edition illustrated by Ralph Hotere. In this poem, God is described as 'A faceless /hermaphrodite /in turns /displaying/ much lovingness/ much stern-ness/ too much hair'. Upon reading the last line of the poem, we were struck by the resonance with TGNC (Trans and Gender Nonconforming) people today. Too Much Hair can refer to feminine people who choose not to follow stereotypes and shave; to masculine people who choose to grow their hair long; and to a multitude of other gender expressions. It is also a playful reference to the famous musical Hair. Many of us, at one moment or another, have felt that we've just got too much bloody hair.
This event was made possible through the Pride & Spark Empowerment Initiative.
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