The countdown is on for the premiere of Pleasuredome! Herald on Sunday has an article about the show and it’s getting quite exciting! For more about Lucy's role as Sappho in Pleasuredome Musical head on over to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Pleasuredome subsite


NZ Herald On Sunday
20 August 2017



Disco fever is hitting Auckland and after socialite Colin Mathura-Jeffree’s high-octane Studio 54 birthday party at REC in Britomart last Saturday, it looks as though punters will be up for dressing 80s-style as Pleasuredome opens soon.

A-listers such as dancing queen Candy Lane and Real Housewives’ Michelle Blanchard and Gilda Kirkpatrick partied with CMJ who knocked on wood for hours, and showed everyone how it’s done in the wardrobe stakes.

Pleasuredome the stage show — described as a “dirty urban musical” promising a raucous night of sex, drugs, and 80s hits — opens on September 28, and its backers hope the crowd will dress in theme, as thousands have done for various iterations of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Rehearsals began this week, with Lucy Lawless in the starring role as the hedonistic diva of the Pleasuredome. Spy caught up with other cast members about their excitement of working with Lawless. Sol3 Mio’s Moses Mackay (who plays the House DJ, Otis) and Shortland Street cop James Gordon (who plays nightclub owner Remy), are blown away by her enthusiasm and will be trying hard to keep up with her jiving to songs of the decadent decade.

“I’m excited to get stuck into this project,” Mackay told Spy. “The creative team and cast members are working on a concept that’s never been done before. I’m no stranger to the stage, but this type of performance will be a first on many levels for me. I love the challenge of new and innovative ideas and that’s why I’m excited to bring the role of Otis to life.”

This will be his first big acting role — he’s had cameos in Spartacus and made a guest appearance with Sol3 Mio on Shortland Street.

Gordon, 25, hasn’t hit the stage since acting school, where he performed in Mamma Mia.

“There is this brilliant kind of energy that can only come from entering into a new adventure together and I can’t wait to dive into it. Lucy is such a veteran of theatre and screen and was amazing to work with.
“All the stars of the cast were just as sweet, humble and generous: it’s such a relief to know that these experienced performers can be so down to earth.

“The energy for this show feels powerful and we think we can really create something that will inspire people and take them into another dimension and welcome audiences to the Pleasuredome,” Gordon said.

Spy thinks Lawless and her husband, Pleasuredome’s producer Robert Tapert, are bound to take this production global.


For more about Lucy's role as Sappho in Pleasuredome Musical head on over to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Pleasuredome subsite