Newsflash! Non-binary is the new black!
James Hilary Penwarden lost their gender, found some new pronouns, and now they’re milking their hot new identity for all it’s worth. Coming out from the shadows of the weird kids’ corner, they’re dragging their trendy gender identity crisis to the stand-up stage. And it’s an award-winning show, baby!
Penwarden is here to raise the flag for a new brand of stand-up comedy – a brand that is down with the patriarchy and here for the theytriarchy.
From sexuality and gender to the TV series Lost (we’re all still angry about the way that show ended in 2009, right?), Penwarden spans the full gamut of queer experience in 55 minutes. Learn about how bisexual ex-Catholics really fill their god-shaped holes.
Bring your gays, theys, and baes! This an open callout for an orgiastic celebration of queer humour. But don’t worry – introverts will be safe at this orgy.
“Unique, bawdy, wonderfully humane and consistently captivating. Them Fatale is one heck of a show.” – Jonathan Kingston-Smith, Theatreview
WINNER – Adelaide Fringe Tour-Ready Award, NZ Fringe Festival 2021
NOMINATED – Best in Fringe, Outstanding Solo Performance + Social Impact Award, NZ Fringe Festival 2021
This event was made possible with support from the Rule Foundation and through the Pride & Spark Empowerment Initiative.
CONTENT NOTE: Them Fatale contains discussion of homophobia, transphobia, sexual acts, abortion, and criticism of religion. And spoilers for the TV show Lost.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before show start time. Latecomers admitted into the theatre at Basement's discretion – no refunds will be given.
Please note unfortunately the Basement Studio space is not wheelchair accessible.
$15 and $20 Basement Mates tickets available for this event. Find out more about Basement Mates here.