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Decapitation doesn't come any funnier

Decapitation doesn't come any funnier

Dear BATS mates

Starting next Monday we have the fantastic smash hit of the Fringe at BATS - Head of the House returning for a limited season. So if you missed out last time this is your lucky day! Reply to this email to BOOK NOW

Also LOOK OUT because here comes the party you've all been waiting for - Loving Las Vegas at the BATS City Casino. That's right - we are turning fourteen and to celebrate we want you to come party with us and help raise funds to buy our sound system! There will be dancing, there will be weddings, there will be prizes! Sequins, suits and other Vegas styles essential. So put Wednesday 16th April in your diary now - more next week!


Head of the House Season: Monday 7th - Saturday 12th April Time: 7pm Tickets: $15 waged $10 concession Award winning playwright Dean Hewison mixes bizarre characters, offbeat humour and a modern day murder mystery into a delicious and nutritious feast of comedy. Head of the House is a black comedy about five flatmates who discover their landlord's head in the washing machine. All is revealed as the flatties unravel the evidence - and each other's secrets - all the while being watched by the head, which is sitting on the kitchen table!

"Good jokes, an intriguing mystery, and an opportunity for eight actors to have a good time with their stereotypes and with the fast and furious verbal and physical excellent cast" - Laurie Atkinson, The Dominion Post

"Dean Hewison is a name to look out for" - Nelson Wattie, Theatre News

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