It’s the end of the world according to some – though that’s hearsay, it’s sad to announce that the end of Queen of the Whole Universe as we know it.
Yes – with this marking the 8th year of the incredibly popular event and its 10th performance, it also marks the last of its kind.
Rather than dwell on the end of an era however, the show is focusing on going out on an even bigger bang that before! The 2012 Queen of the Whole Universe will be its biggest show to date – biggest in cast numbers, biggest in wigs, biggest in heels, sequins, choreography… the whole lot!
The 2012 event also has some surprises along the way; as some of those contestants from previous shows dating back to its very first in 2004 returning overseas to join the festivities.
There is even the very possibility that the 2012 event looks to break its own Guinness World Record for the largest number of drag queens on stage in a theatrical production, previously set in 2009.
Throughout its tenure, Queen of the Whole Universe has helped raise funds for HIV/AIDS charities across New Zealand totalling over $175,000. In 2012, QWU have chosen Body Positive, Positive Women and NZAF Health Services as its charities it seeks to raise money for!