For a saucy fun night with a few Sydney-based Drag Kings, go to The Giant Dwarf to see ‘All the King’s Hens’. On the first night many enthusiastic audience members left saying “so good”, “amazing” and “love it”. This was despite the fact that a full first act clearly telegraphed what was likely to happen after the interval.
Co-creator Anna Gambrill draws on several years of experience working in a hens party company to create an agency and throws its door open to review the traditions, gender roles, love and sense of self behind marriage rituals. This agency has a set of a two panel backdrop, keyboard and a few chairs making this comedic cabaret easy to transport. It also signals that this is not an up-market outfit.
It transpires early in the show that Magic Mike is in town so people and performers are cancelling events, especially those for this events agency. Plus the feared boss, who never appears, has a serious gambling problem. These two factors are endangering the viability of the agency and everyone’s jobs. Continue reading ALL THE KING’S HENS : A SAUCY, FUN NIGHT OUT