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BATS -The Ongoing Oddysey....

FRINGE 2001 IS OVER...but of course now life trots along down here at BATS. Over the next 3 weeks leading up to the TV2 International Laugh! Festival we have many more shows on to entertain and delight you....
CLOUDBOY Season: Thursday 29th - Saturday 31st March Time: 8pm Tickets: $15 Full Price/ $12 Concession CDs available at the door - $15

"on this day with this cup of roses sipping silently for the stars have gone away leaving dead air full of recollection....."

Down At The End of The Garden

To match the release of their long-awaited album proper, renowned Dunedin/Wellington pop experimentalists "Cloudboy" are transcending the boundaries between concert and theatre. Touring the country with a hybrid show of live and electronic music, film and pantomime, the cast are inviting you to follow their journey through the songs from "Down At The End Of The Garden". A lushly orchestrated avant-pop album, Cloudboy¹s latest offering evokes a technicolor netherworld of epic proportions, ranging from the brooding and melancholic to the absolutely sublime.

Translating the musical vision into theatre unreality are key players Demarnia Lloyd (singer/narrator), Craig Monk (violin, guitar, keyboard) and Johannes Contag (flute, electronics) with vocalists/performers Andy Cummings and J T Mitchell, as well as a group of guest musicians picked from Wellington¹s highly acclaimed Jazz "improv" scene; film projections are staged by Dunedin Fringe Festival VJ Alan Thomasson; sets and costumes will be provided courtesy of Donna Demente, whose work in transfiguring Oamaru¹s historic quarter has been met with great critical acclaim.

If you want to experience a truly original and utterly contemporary approach to staging music at a theatre, don't miss this performance. ==================== GYPSY TRAIL Season: Thursday 5 April - Saturday 7 April (only 3 nights!!!) Time: 7pm Tickets: $15 Full Price/ $12 Concession

ŒGypsy Trail¹ takes you on a musical and visual journey through time following the Rom on their nomadic wanderings.

The music and dance of the gypsy or Rom people is a reflection of their travels, beginning almost 1000 years ago, from their homeland in India into the Middle-East and on into Europe. In each country they settled the Rom not only absorbed local music and dance and mixed it with their own, they also influenced the dominant culture. The Rom people act as a link between the 3 different dance styles presented in this production.

Directed and Produced by Esther McCreadie Featuring Huda Sabour Melsom, Leilah, La Escuela de Baile Flamenco group, and students of Bharata-Natyam and special guests. ====================
BRUISED By Richard Huber Directed by Lisa Warrington Performed by Edwin Wright

Season: Tuesday 3 - Saurday 14 April Time: 8.30pm Tickets: $12.00 Full Price/ $8.00 Concession Friday 11:28pm. A guy - too stoned - is lured into an Irish pub by the flickering red of a neon sign. He orders water from the barman. Overhears a very private conversation. And discovers hell behind the door of the women's toilets. a-jig a-jig a-jig a-jig jig

"Šacted superbly by Edwin WrightŠ" The Dominion
FOUR DOORS & A SOFA Strictly limited return season FRINGE HIT - 4 nights only!

Season: Wednesday 11- Saturday 14 April Time: 7pm Tickets: $14 Waged/ $12 Unwaged

And don't forget the.... IMPROV BANDITS

Every Friday until May @ 10pm

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

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