Entertainment Hive 2020

Puppetry performer has naked ambition

By Honey B

Performer Greg "Nacho'' Chivers says his mum shouldn't be surprised when it comes to his interesting career choice. He says it's partly her fault he is a dick tricker in the enormously popular cult show, Puppetry of the Penis. "Dad is proud of what I do and mum is slowly warming to it after seven years,'' Nacho admits. "I guess it's natural to be in front of people nude because I grew up on a big property but we only had one bathroom. "So it was quite normal to be in the shower and have one sister on the toilet, another sister doing her hair and my mum would come in and do her make-up. "We would all be in the bathroom together, so chatting nude is normal. "I might have to ask my mum to the show again - it really would be like going back in time!'' Nacho says he has always wanted to perform and he takes his art quite seriously. "The thing is I can't sing and I can't dance, I can't play an instrument and I'm not a comedian, but I like to rock it on-stage and through this show I can entertain. "We are always searching for new angles and always workshopping  and continuously critiquing the cock. "We delve into every possible angle of the penis and it can be quite funny. "The show has really evolved over the years and there are a few new tricks in there - we do perform about 50 tricks.'' Nacho, who takes his nickname from a porn star, says his favourite installation at the moment is "the woman''. "It's the oldest trick in the book, but I really like performing the woman at the moment. "Most guys would have tried it. But it's really fun, I treat the stage like a catwalk and I strut the space like a Thailand lady- boy!'' Nacho also says the chicken nuggets are "haunting''. He adds: "Through this show we like to think that we are educating and entertaining. "I am sure that most guys will shuffle a few shapes after seeing the show.'' Nacho says he's looking forward to performing in Adelaide and opening the show on Valentine's Day. "Adelaide is great - it's got the Malls Balls. "But I didn't know it had a nude beach as well! I will have to head to Maslin Beach while we are here because I have some wicked tan lines that I need to get rid of.'' Puppetry of the Penis, Royalty Theatre, Angas St, February 14, 15, 21, 22 & 28 and March 7 & 8. Bookings: Fringetix 1300 621 255
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