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Bats Theatre: International Laugh! Festival 2000

Bats Theatre: International Laugh! Festival 2000


Benjamin Crellin presents


Tuesday 2nd - Saturday 6th May @ 7.00pm

A comedy headcase set to burst, Benjamin crams sixty minutes with as much funny as his sanity allows. Tight stand-up from a loose unit. Spot on observational humour slikly combines with psuedo political ranting. Catch this local talent before the orderly's do.

"One of the best of standups Playstation generation" -The Evening Post

Tickets $12.50 (waged) $10.00 (concession/groups 6+)


Cognito presents


Tuesday 2nd - Sunday 7th May @ 8.30pm

Pinky Agnew, Fiona McKinnon, Cathie Sheat and Caroline E. Waltz

Cognito productions bring you a brand new mix for your taste and delight. Comedy Soup features some old, some new, and there's bound to be a little bit of blue in there somewhere.

Pinky Agnew, star of stage and small screen, joins Cognito favourites Cathie Sheat and Caroline E. Waltz (of Short, Fat and Funny, Cognito World). When you add to this spicy mix the hottest young woman to reach Wellington stage, Fiona McKinnon, you have a dish to suit every age and taste.

Tickets $15.00 (waged) $12.50 (concession/groups 10+)


Open Book Productions present


Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th May @ 10.00pm

Holes, woods, balls, shafts, in the rough. A socioeconomic class struggle of Kafkaesque proportions. Fresh from success in Fringe 2000, Open Book Productions invite you to come along and experience the dirty yet wholly understood world of championship golf. Come to the 19th hole and enjoy a few drinks and incredible golfing sagas. Kafkaesque in its conception. Russ Meyers in its execution. The Challenger Shuttle launch in its success. "No Pogs, No Patches" is the greatest thing that has happened to golf... ever.

Tickets $10.00 (waged) $8.00 (concession)


Sock Puppet 4 presents


Sunday 7th - Tuesday 9th May @ 7.00pm

Stand-up comedy wrapped in animation served with sound bite sauce. It's time to stop being logical and start losing our minds just for an hour. COMEDEATION is the brain child of Guy Capper

Tickets $15.00 (waged) $10.00 (concession/groups 10+)


Penash Productions presents


Wednesday 10th - Saturday 13th May @ 7.00pm

Join Rhys the free-styling dance champion and a host of equally insane characters in this hysterical roller coaster ride through history. When our hero discovers a Time Machine in his grandfather's attic it sparks off a series of misadventures which ultimately lead him to a distant future where only he can defend humanity against an evil robot empire!

Tickets $12.00 (waged) $10.00 (concession/groups 6+) $8.00 (children)


Justine Smith & Jan Maree are


(the return of the Showgals)

Wednesday 10th - Saturday 13th May @ 8.30pm


Super heroes, housewives, sex sirens and rock vixens. It's Jan and Justine saving the day... their way!

The smooth cabaret-style comedy which has become their trademark is again a strong feature. Blending elements of their highly successful solo stand-up with sketches, singing and a bit of well timed jiggling about. Not only will they be showcasing a brand new line-up of characters they will also be hosting the debut singles from all-new chick band 'The Silent Treatment'.

Serving up lashings of laughter with their intimitable sass, spunk and style.

Tickets $12.00 (waged) $10.00 (concession/groups 6+) $8.00 (sub-card)


Improv Productions presents


Wednesday 10th - Saturday 13th May @ 10.00pm

The improv bandits are big fans of BATS Theatre and are ready to have some fun. This number one high-energy comedy theatre show is not to be missed as The Improv Bandits continue to redefine improvised comedy. Back in NZ after showcase performances in Melbourne and chicago be sure to catch The Improv bandits and see why the NZ Listener listed them in the Best Theatre of '99 review.

"improvised comedy at its hilarious best" (The Evening Post)

"the gladiators of quick response" (Austin American-Statesman)

Tickets $15.00 (waged) $12.00 (concession)

____________________LAUGH 2000 ends__________________________


a new comedy by In Transit Theatre

Saturday May 20th - Saturday June 10th

Previews Thursday 18th & Friday 19th

Mon/Tues @ 6.30pm Wed-Sat @ 8.00pm

A shopaholic, a bureaucrat, and a receptionist at a leg waxing clinic all live in the same apartment building connected only by their frustrated dreams and the sound of the opera singer upstairs. They're each obsessive loners. But when they hit money trouble a web of unknown connections brings them together, forcing them to confront the choice between dreams and failure.

written by the Company

directed by Juliet O'Brien

performed by Timothy Bartlett, Kat Davison + Juliet O'Brien

design by Tracey Monastra

music by Steve Gallagher & Andrew Pennell

lighting designer Jennifer Lal

Tickets: $20.00 (full) $14.00 (concession) $10.00 (previews)


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