The Legend Of Queen Kong

Fat Fruit


A powerful, mythological, immortal being called Queen Kong journeys through time and space – part ape, part rock, full queer. This ain’t no Barbarella.

Backed by queer and gender-diverse rock band the HOMOsapiens, led by Bec Matthews, The Legend Of Queen Kong is a fully accessible, queer, sci-fi extravaganza of meteoric proportions. It’s at once a rock concert and a high-concept cabaret of interstellar discovery, which probes at the very nature of being human.

With on-screen performance by acclaimed Deaf performer Asphyxia, and Auslan Interpreter Kirri Dangerfield accompanying the live show, The Legend of Queen Kong takes all audiences along on its space-rock odyssey. With accessibility baked into the core of the work, the team match unforgettable original rock with mind-blowing visual projections by Will Huxley and bass vibrations for the Deaf and hard of Hearing. It’s a hilarious, highly sensory, pop cultural romp through the queer cosmos.


Sarah Ward & Bec Matthews

Writer / Performer
Sarah Ward

Musical Director / Music / Q-lab Programmer
Bec Matthews

Performer / Auslan Translation & Access Consultant

Performer / Auslan Translation & Access Consultant
Kirri Dangerfield

Voice of The Motherboard / Auslan Translation & Access Consultant
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

Performing Lines

Information for Presenters

This production is available for national and international touring.

Samantha Butterworth Senior Producer

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

The Legend of Queen Kong is 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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