Interview: Brisbane burlesque star Trigger Happy talks all things Shreklesque

Interview originally published by The AU Review on 31/04/21

You might know him from America’s Got Talent, but burlesque performer Trigger Happy has added another string to his already well-strung bow in the form of Shreklesque. Yep, you read that correctly. Shreklesque.

Blending burlesque, drag, and everyone’s favourite orgre, Shreklesque has been entertaining sold out audiences since its first outing at Perth Fringe last year.

Trigger himself also has quite the resume. As well as stints closer to home at the likes of Brisbane Festival, the Australian Burlesque Festival and the New Zealand Burlesque Festival, he’s also travelled further afield, to the Vienna Boylesque Festival and New York Nerdlesque Festival. And, of course, there was his Golden Buzzer moment on AGT.

His goal? To wow audiences, push boundaries and show that every body is a burlesque body!

With upcoming dates at Brisbane’s Tivoli and Sydney’s Enmore Theatre selling fast, it’s an exciting time for Trigger, as creator, director and leading ogre. We were lucky enough to grab five minutes with him to talk all things Shreklesque – but first, in true burlesque style, let us tease you a little with the show’s trailer…

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