Podcasting my story

In the last couple of days two interviews I had have been posted to the internet as podcasts. They both spend quite a bit of  time  on gender before talking about my work but I’m really quite happy that I managed to cover both in a consistent manner. 

The first published was me being interviewed on National Radio by Jesse Mulligan  about my life.

The second published but first recorded was a long form discussion on Dr Tennant’s Verbal High  My time starts  about 10 minutes into the recording and runs for around an hour. I get to talk quite a bit about my comedy work with the rest being a reasonable coverage of some of the same material covered in 50 Years Before The Frock and some material that’s not in the show.

Reprising the show

I’m really excited to have been asked to reprise the show during Transgender Week of Awareness this year.

Provisionally it’s scheduled for 16 November 2018 @ 7 PM in the Classic Studio, 321 Queen Street, Auckland.

Thanks to sponsorship from Outline the tickets are $10.

There’s an event listing on my performer website, and I’ll be publishing more details there as they come to hand.

I’ve also “expressed interest” in reprising the show in community venues during Auckland Pride next year but no idea yet if it will be accepted.

Auckland Fringe Festival Shows

The show’s three night run at the Auckland Fringe has just wrapped up. I enjoyed doing it even though I had bronchitis in the week leading up to the show & was still coughing more than I’d like on stage.

I had 100% positive feedback from the audience, which either means they liked it or were too polite to say otherwise.

I’m now looking for opportunities to present the show in other venues and contexts.

Started writing

I’ve just written the first draft of the first 5 to 10 minutes and last 2 minutes of the show tonight. Still a lot of writing & rewriting to do but I’m confident I can get it done in the next month. leaving 2 months to tweak and learn it.

I’ve entered the show in the festival & need to proof the entries tomorrow.


50 Years Before The Frock is my story starting with the first time I questioned my gender identity at age four until the first time I appeared in public as Julia,  stepping onto a stage and doing stand-up comedy at age 57.

Yeah, I know that’s 53 years, but 50 years before the frock sounds so much better than 53 years before the frock.