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Fasitua Amosa & Beulah Koale at Assembly Roxy

Fasitua Amosa & Beulah Koale at Assembly Roxy

“laugh-out-loud funny” ~ The Public Reviews

“wonderfully poignant, extremely brave and often confronting” ~ Broadway Baby

“sharp, witty and heart-warming” ~ Theatreview

“told with sincerity and passion” ~ British Theatre Guide

“when it screams, it screams truth” ~ A Younger Theatre

“cracking comic timing” ~ WOW 24/7

“stunningly entertaining” ~ Black Diamond 107.8 FM

“loud and proud” ~ ScotsGay

“subverts the language of oppression” ~ Fest


“funny and heartfelt … fast and furious” ~ The Guardian

“hits you with considerable force, with moments of heartrending pathos” ~ The List

 And the critics also said:

“explosively funny” ~ Joyce MacMillan – The Scotsman

“inventive … swaggeringly acted comedy” ~ Mark Lawson – The Guardian


Black Faggot at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, July 31-Aug 25 2014. Starring Beulah Koale and Fasitua Amosa. Written by Victor Rodger. Directed by Roy Ward. Produced by Karin Williams. Part of the New Zealand at Edinburgh season supported by Creative New Zealand


Gay Samoans are coming to Edinburgh!

Black Faggot, the runaway hit of Auckland and Melbourne Fringe Festivals, makes its UK debut at Edinburgh Fringe Festival after sold-out seasons and rave reviews in New Zealand and Australia.

Black Faggot is award-winning Kiwi/Samoan playwright Victor Rodger’s response to the debate around New Zealand’s same-sex marriage bill, which became law in 2013. Victor watched a Destiny Church rally against gay marriage and thought, “one of those kids will be gay and feeling quite wretched about himself.”

The result is a series of hilarious and poignant monologues grappling with challenges faced by young, gay men in New Zealand’s immigrant Pacific Islands communities. A parade of colourful characters collide in raw, emotional and outrageous situations: the “undercover brother” desperate to prove he’s straight, an island mama whose beloved son turns out to be queer, a teenager trying to “pray the gay away”, and a tough Samoan homo who’s out, proud and in your face.

Winner of five awards at Auckland Fringe and two at Melbourne Fringe, Black Faggot is featured in the New Zealand season at Edinburgh 2014. Black Faggot is directed by Roy Ward and produced by Karin Williams.


Assembly Roxy

July 31 – Aug 25

17:30 – 18:30

Tickets: £12.50 – £10.50