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3 December 2017

Video: Lucy on The Project

Lucy was on the New Zealand show The Project on the set of Pleasuredome. For more about Lucy's role as Sappho in Pleasuredome Musical head on over to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Pleasuredome subsite

There are only 15 days left until the show ends in New Zealand. It’s a must see show! Tickets are available here:
http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=PLEASURE17

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


 

 

2 December 2017

Lucy On NZ Show The Project

Lucy was interviewed on the NZ show The Project on the set of Pleasuredome.

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

Welcome to the Pleasuredome! Check out Cassidy interviewing the lovely Lucy Lawless on The Project tonight at 7pm!

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30 November 2017

Audio and Video: RNZ Upbeat Interviews Lucy on the set of Pleasuredome

Upbeat Producer Zoe George visited Lucy Lawless on the set of Pleasuredome to talk about art, activism, how it’s tied together in the musical, sexual misconduct in Hollywood, the Hobbit law and what she wants her legacy to be.

You can download the audio interview here

Lucy Lawless: Outspoken

 

 

Lucy Lawless is outspoken.

Activism is at the Kiwi actor’s core and it makes up a large part of who she is and her career. Environmental issues have been a huge part of her advocacy and so have LGBTQI+ rights.

In the 1980s immersive-theatre experience Pleasuredome, on in Auckland until Christmas, Lawless shows the world what love is like for the LGBTQI community.

Producer Zoe George visited her on the set of the show to talk about how art and activism are tied together in the musical, sexual misconduct in Hollywood, the Hobbit law and what she wants her legacy to be.

Lucy Lawless is used to putting her body on the line as an actor and as an activist.

She was put through her paces in Xena, and took her body to the front line for Greenpeace protesting oil exploration in the Arctic. Now, she’s putting her body on the line for a different cause.

Lawless plays hedonistic diva Sappho. She says the show has an element of activism in it. “This [show] has two gay love stories and audiences have been positive about it,” she says. “It’s not a show about gay people for gay people … it’s for their parents.

“This is what romance looks like in the gay world. It’s not scary, it’s beautiful.”

To tell important stories, whether it’s on stage or 53 meters up on an oil rig, the most important thing for Lawless is to turn up. “You put your body and your time on the line for causes that you believe in because you want to leave the world better off,” she says. “You put your body on the line when you show up for a protest on Queen Street. Showing up is really critical to indicate to the politicians that you are serious about this.

“These days I’m … more of an activist than an artist. Unless I care about something I can’t really excel at it.”

Pleasuredome has received mixed reviews. Lawless doesn’t read them even though she admits that she tried to get out of the project a few times.

Regardless of the critics, Lawless thinks art doesn’t necessarily have to be about anything in particular. “Sometimes the message is beauty … celebration. It doesn’t have to be to service someone’s agenda.”

Lawless has been fortunate to make a living from creating art. She’s now employing other creatives on projects including Pleasuredome. She’s glad to hear the Labour Government is addressing the Hobbit Law.

Proper pay, not just for creatives, is important to Lawless. She proposes a living wage for everyone. “Minimum wage… especially in America is not acceptable. They can’t live off that,” she says. “It’s not respectful… I don’t mind having less so that I have loyal committed happy employees. You have a better work environment… its good for society.”

It’s not only pay that those in the industry have to worry about. It’s only been a few months since stories of sexual misconduct in Hollywood have appeared. It started with Harvey Weinstein. “I never met the man. I never moved in those circles,” Lawless says. “I’m super grateful … I think it means a good cleanout and [it’s] long overdue.” 

Change will continue to happen in and out of the industry. But for Lawless, she wants to continue the good fight. She has a clear idea what she wants her legacy to be. “The activism, you want to be part of some good change … but show business, I don’t care.”

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


 

 

6 October 2017

Video: Lucy on the Guy Williams Show 5 October 2017

This has to be one of the weirdest (and funniest) interviews Lucy has done. Of course it’s from New Zealand and she was there to promote Pleasuredome but talked more about Xena. She was once again asked to do the war cry. The look on her face when the host started to do it had me laughing. 

For more about Lucy's role as Sappho in Pleasuredome Musical head on over to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Pleasuredome subsite and for more info about Lucy being Xena go to AUSXIP Mothership – Australian Xena Information Page (just in case anyone has forgotten).

Caption: WTF is he doing?

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and here is the interview.

 

and just because we all love to hear Lucy doing the Xena War Cry…the following video is the one I shot from the 2012 Auckland Concert. I was perched on a fireplace – high above the crowd and Anika Moa managed to get Lucy to do the Xena war cry during her Auckland concert. Very funny banter between them just after they returned for an encore.

 


 

 

4 October 2017

Video: Lucy Interview on Radio Newstalkzb with Kerre and Mark

Actress Lucy Lawless joins Kerre and Mark in studio, to discuss her new musical Pleasuredome. Lawless described the show as a Studio 54 theme park for grown-ups. "You get to go back in time to when New York was quite gritty. It was the Reagan era. It was the dawning of the gay cancer - that was aids and there was a lot of fear...So this club is kind of this sepulchre of acceptance and support for the gay, transgender and partying community. Tickets to Pleasuredome are on sale via Ticketek.

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

 

 


 

 

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Radio Newstalkzb with Kerre and Mark 04 October 2017
Posted on: 4th October 2017

Radio Newstalkzb with Kerre and Mark 04 October 2017

Actress Lucy Lawless joins Kerre and Mark in studio, to discuss her new musical Pleasuredome. Lawless described the show as a Studio 54 theme park for grown-ups. “You get to go back in time to when New York was quite gritty. It was the Reagan era. It was the dawning of the gay cancer – […]



Pleasuredome: Red Carpet NZ Interviews Lucy, Ashleigh and Moses
Posted on: 2nd October 2017

Pleasuredome: Red Carpet NZ Interviews Lucy, Ashleigh and Moses

Red Carpet NZ interviewed Lucy, Ashleigh Taylor (Lilith) and Moses Mackay (Otis) at the premiere of Pleasuredome. I think the interviewer is a little excited (and trust me, she has every reason to be because the show is INCREDIBLE. Check out my review here: Pleasuredome Review by MaryD) For more about Lucy’s role as Sappho in […]



Pleasuredome: Lucy & Greens Leader James Shaw 21 September 2017
Posted on: 21st September 2017

Pleasuredome: Lucy & Greens Leader James Shaw 21 September 2017

Lucy’s in full Sappho mode (love the hair, reminds me of her Disco Lucy hair way back when – see below for those video clips) with James Shaw leader of the Green Party of New Zealand For more about Lucy’s role as Sappho in Pleasuredome Musical head on over to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Pleasuredome subsite



Pleasuredome Q&A with Lucy 24 August 2017
Posted on: 24th August 2017

Pleasuredome Q&A with Lucy 24 August 2017

Lucy did a Q&A for Pleasuredome on Facebook today. For more about Lucy’s role as Sappho in Pleasuredome go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Pleasuredome subsite



The Breeze 7 August 2017 [PLEASUREDOME]
Posted on: 7th August 2017

The Breeze 7 August 2017 [PLEASUREDOME]

PLEASUREDOME Interview from the NZ Radio show on The Breeze for 7 August 2017: The incredible Lucy Lawless joined us to chat about her latest project, a musical called ‘Pleasuredome’. The musical is set in a Manhattan streetscape (In Auckland) and is all about reliving a night out from the 1980s. ‘Pleasuredome’ starts on the […]



Newshub – Lucy Talks About Pleasuredome 03 August 2017
Posted on: 3rd August 2017

Newshub – Lucy Talks About Pleasuredome 03 August 2017

Lucy Lawless is set to feature in Pleasuredome, an immersive theatre experience opening in Auckland on September 28. The Xena: Warrior Princess star describes the show as “a wild, funkadelic, joyful ride”. Produced by Rob Tapert, husband of Lawless and producer of The Evil Dead, the show is said to be about desire, addiction, greed, and the power of […]



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Posted on: 3rd August 2017

InFocus NZ Herald 03 August 2017

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Posted on: 23rd July 2017

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