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The Hand Job

Greetings lovely BATS friends, family, supporters, media...

After an explosive STAB season we are proud to have three more fantastic comedy shows on before the Christmas break...check out Guano #18, out now (we can post you one ) or our website www.bats.co.nz for more details.

love the BATTY ones (Kate, Sharyn, Karen and Martyn) _____________________________________

The Hand Job

a dazzling new comedy about true friends and false nails. Written and directed by Conrad Newport

The Hand Job is a revenge comedy set in a suburban beauty salon. The play explores the complexities of loyalty, trust, ambition, success, and friendship in a highly entertaining yet moving story.

Marie is an ordinary young working woman, struggling to keep her small manicure business solvent. When Christine, an old school friend of Marie¹s arrives at the salon with a Œnail emergency¹, the divergent paths the two women have taken since leaving school collide in a spectacular showdown, as the past is dredged up and old scores are settled.

Cast: Bronwyn Bradley, Tanea Heke, Loren Horsley and Joe Ballard Designer: Ross Gibbs Lighting designer: Jennifer Lal

Previews Thursday November 30 - 7.30pm Opens Friday December 1st ­ 7.30pm Season runs to Saturday 16 December Monday ­ Tuesday 6.30pm, Wednesday ­ Saturday 7.30pm Tickets $18/$12 __________________________________

A Star Is Torn

a return season of the faaagulous award winning drag tragedy text & performance by Shane Bosher

Join Richard Head, Wanganui¹s greatest star, for an evening of anecdotes, musical theatre memorabilia, and ear-piercing showtones, all enacted in an alcoholic haze. Don¹t miss the hit of the 2000 Fringe Festival.

Opens December 7 ­ 23 Tuesday + Wednesday @ 9pm Thursday + Saturday @ 10pm December 18 ­ 23 @ 8pm Tickets $15/$12 ___________________________________

The Improv Bandits

Wednesday 20 - Saturday 23 December @ 10pm

The Improv Bandits perform their hilarious high-energy comedy theatre for 4 nights only and guarantee to get you you in good Xmas cheer.

Tickets $10/$8

BATS theatre 1 kent terrace, wellington, new zealand bookings phone: 04 802 4175 office phone: 04 802 4176 fax: 04 802 4010 email: bats@actrix.co.nz www.bats.co.nz


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