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Fringe @ BATS...Week 1...

aloha fair people far and wide...

welcome to BATS Theatre's weekly Fringe 2001 instalments. So as not to overwhelm you all with BATS' entire Fringe lineup we will do it nice and slowly!!

anyway on with the show, here's our first 4 offerings...



Season: Wednesday 21 - Saturday 24 Feb
Time: 6.30pm
Tickets: $15.00 Full Price, $12.00 Concession, $10.00 Fringe Friend

The body contaminated, routinised, mythologised, romanticised, destitute. domesticated. And liberated.

STRIDENT kicks off the Fringe 2001 with on-the-edge contemporary multi-disciplinary dance theatre. Movement, theatre, visual art, projection and sound meld in an evening of vignettes, fantasies and dreams from around the dinner table.

Created and performed by: Lyne Pringle, Claire Martin, Justine Cooper, Melanie Turner, Sarah Sproull, Katharina Waldner, Stuart Armstrong Sound: Sebastian Morgan-Lynch


Being Jon Stubbs

Season: Thursday 22 - Sunday 25 Feb
Time: 9.30pm
Tickets: $8.00 Full Price, $6.00 Concession, $5.00 Fringe Friend

" A Bad smell is hard to get rid of "

Jon Stubbs returns to Wellington and more importantly to BATS to present the Universe Premiere of " Being Jon Stubbs ". Jon opened a porthole in his own head and what came out was pretty surreal ( if not a thespian then " really weird ". He stayed up late for many nights and formed it into three quarters of an hour of puppets, politicians and the odd rabbit along the way.

So who is Jon Stubbs ? And what have others said about him ? Craccum said " pleasantly like an escaped mental patient presenting playschool ", the Sunday Star Times said " Stubbs shows himself to be an actor of considerable range " but it was best said by the New Zealand Herald " a sexy muffin "

Written and Performed by Jon Stubbs
Directed by Tama Smith
Lighting Jennifer Lal
Sound Paul Salmon
Medical Consultants Jo Sier and Dr F.B. Hamilton


The Improv Bandits

Season: 23 & 24 Feb, 2 & 3, 9 & 10, 16 & 17, 23 & 24 March
Time: 11pm, 10pm 23 &24 March
Tickets: $12.00 Full Price, $10.00 Concession, $7.00 Fringe Friend

The Improv Bandits are ready to storm the stage with an action-packed show that is different every night. It's comedy theatre as you've never seen it before and The Improv Bandits are now at BATS every week till May.

"tears streaming down my face" - Theatre News (NZ)



Season: Sunday 25 Feb - Friday 2 March
Time: 6.30pm
Tickets: $15.00 Full Price, $12.00 Concession, $10.00 Fringe Friend

An exuberant tale filled with rain, mud, and magic. A tale of giant moa, tiny people and the journey of a large green egg.

'True New Zealand Theatre, ingenious and ingenuous with a strong seasoning of myth and legend.' - Waikato Times

In the shadow of Maungameimei, the mountain of gathering, local pig huntress Minna and pregnant newcomer Dianne strike up an unlikely friendship. As they grow closer, Minna begins to tell the much younger woman her story – a magnetic story of love and loss, history and place. Shifting between 19th Century Ireland and present day rural Northland, Minna's narrative reveals a New Zealand full of magic, and possibility - mountains that talk, pig hunters that dance, and... flying moa?

Moa Hunting is written and performed by John Bolton Theatre School graduates Kate Parker and Julie Nolan.

that's all for now from the BATS Team.....if you want a full Fringe programme sent to you by snail mail just drop us a line.

happy wishes to all and we'll see you soon....


BATS theatre
1 kent terrace, wellington, new zealand
bookings phone: 04 802 4175
office phone: 04 802 4176
fax: 04 802 4010
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