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‘Dead Funny’ - Award-winning designer takes center stage

Published: Mon 22 Jan 2018 12:42 PM
‘Dead Funny’ - Award-winning designer takes center stage in Lola’s Grave Mistake
Two-time Wellington Theatre Awards’ Designer of the Year Ian Harman is keeping himself on his toes with his latest artistic vision. As well as showcasing his exceptional talents in costume, set and production design, Lola’s Grave Mistake (BATS Theatre, 7-10 February) stars Harman’s glamorous alter-ego, Mr Lola Illusion, in a solo cabaret spectacular that promises to be ‘dead funny’
Lola’s Grave Mistake is Lola Illusion’s second full-length solo show and premiered with an acclaimed sell-out season in the 2016 Palmerston North Solo Festival. His first solo outing, The Lola Show, also toured to Wellington (as part of Fringe 2017), but the entertainer can most reliably be found on the bill for cabaret and variety nights both here in the Capital and in Palmerston North, where he is the beloved Master of Ceremonies for events at The Boom Boom Room, the city’s premiere burlesque and cabaret showcase. Now he’s back at BATS, and once again the bewitching boylesque crooner, cunning conjurer and professional show-off is on his own.
Finding himself trapped in a beautiful but desolate purgatory of heartbreak and perpetual opening nights, Lola will need his wits, his tricks and his greatest hits if he’s ever going to remedy his mistake, bury his troubles and avoid eternal damnation.
‘Anyone who can sing at full voice, run on the spot in high heels at the same time and not even break a sweat is worth watching’
- Tina White, The Evening Standard
Whether you’re looking for a wow-worthy night of theatrical fabulousness or you're on the hunt for a heart-sized bulletproof vest before Valentine’s Day, Lola’s Grave Mistake is just the ticket. Join Mr Lola Illusion for a bedazzlingly hilarious cabaret pilgrimage of heartbreak and hope with a saucy message - what kills you could make you stronger.
ENDS

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