Rhubarb Rouge, aka recent Toi Whakaari graduate and Wellingtonian Ricky Beirao, said the first night of his play in Auckland was “gay!”
Confessions of a Drag Queen, Ricky’s semi-autobiographical play about his journey from Brazil to New Zealand, and from boy to drag queen, debuted at Auckland‘s Basement Theatre last night to a sold-out crowd.
“It was gayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!” Ricky enthuses, adding: “I think the audience started a bit nervous with me — not knowing what to expect — but they warmed up really quickly to it and by the end they were loving it! We had two curtain calls!”
Ricky says he is now “a bit nervous” waiting for reviews to come in, which are typically written on open night. “Argh I hate this part!”
Confessions of a Drag Queen runs for a further 3 nights, with the last night being this Saturday. Tickets are still available online.