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A powerful, mythological, immortal being journeys through time and space – part ape, part rock, full queer.

This ain’t no Barbarella. This is Queen Kong and after promising to rock your universe in 2021, she’s finally here with her queer and gender-diverse rock band the HOMOsapiens and a cast of multi-talented performers.

The Legend Of Queen Kong is a fully accessible, queer, sci-fi extravaganza of meteoric proportions. With on-screen performance by acclaimed Deaf performer Asphyxia and Auslan interpreter Kirri Dangerfield accompanying the live show, this combination of concert and high-concept cabaret takes you on a space-rock odyssey of interstellar discovery. The team matches unforgettable original music with mind-blowing visual projections by Will Huxley and bass vibrations for the Deaf and hard of Hearing for one hilarious, highly sensory, pop cultural romp through the queer cosmos.

  • 'Strap yourself in for one of the most bizarre and unusual rides of the festival.'

    Glam Adelaide

  • 'A sensory explosion that will really make you laugh out loud.

    Broadway World
  • Co-Creators Sarah Ward & Bec Matthews

  • Writer & Performer Sarah Ward
  • Musical Director, Music & Q-lab Programmer Bec Matthews
  • Auslan Translation & Access Consultants Asphyxia, Kirri Dangerfield, Ilana Charnelle Gelbart
  • Performers Asphyxia & Kirri Dangerfield
  • Voice of The Motherboard Ilana Charnelle Gelbart
  • The HOMOsapiens (Music) Bec Matthews, Cerise Howard, Jo Franklin, Gen Bernstein
  • Lighting Designer & Q-lab Programmer Paul Lim
  • Costume Designers Alice Swing, Isaac Lummis, Jo Foley, Sarah Seahorse
  • Video Artist Will Huxley
  • Animator Finn Scholes
  • Directorial Eye Susie Dee
  • Sound Operator Lara Soulio
  • Producer Performing Lines
  • Photos Alexis D Lea & Elleni Toumpas

Produced by Performing Lines, and supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts and the Victorian government through Creative Victoria. The work was commissioned by Adelaide Cabaret Festival, and supported in further development by Arts Centre Melbourne.

The project has previously been produced by Auspicious Projects. Additional support has been provided by Rose Chong Costumiers and Ethical Investment Services.

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