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Going Hammer and Tongs

Going Hammer and Tongs

Opening on Thursday we have the much anticipated weird and wonderful comedy - The Fall and Rise or the Rise and Fall of Dinky Jon. The final installment of STAB 2003: A Theatre Revolution stars Jonathan Brugh, with direction by Jeremy Randerson.

Dinky Jon is a limerick-loving, deeply gifted and slightly weird farm-boy making his comic debut at BATS. Send BATS a limerick and you'll get 2 for 1 tickets to the show, 8pm, this Friday or Saturday night (21st or 22nd).

STAB 2003 is commissioned by BATS Theatre, and funded by Creative New Zealand.

Hit reply to BOOK NOW. Tell us how many tickets you would like and when. You can pay when you attend the performance as we don't take credit card bookings. We will email to confirm your booking.

The Fall and Rise or The Rise and Fall of Dinky Jon
Season: Thursday 20 - Saturday 29 November (no show Monday 24th)
Time: 8pm
Tickets: $15 full, $12 concession

Dinky Jon's going hammer 'n tongs.
Hell for leather like a bloody jack hammer.
Where's he going who bloody cares.
Fact is he's gone...
That's Dinky Jon!!!

The Rise and Fall or the Fall and Rise of Dinky Jon' is a new NZ production, specially commissioned by Bats Theatre for STAB 2003: A Theatre Revolution. Dinky Jon is a solo comedy show which takes a satirical look at New Zealand culture through the eyes of a struggling, though deeply gifted, 33 year old limerick writer and farm boy. Dinky Jon is played by well-known Auckland comedian Jonathan Brugh, most well-known for his work on as part of the hit comic duo Sugar & Spice.

There is life, our reality, and then there is Dinky Jon and Dinky Jon's reality. There is a dawn, one particular dawn, that breaks on a verdant, rolling farm. A 33 year old boy wheels his dog into the thin sunlight, and prepares to feed out. Inside, his grandpa fingers a phone number written in Turkish; somewhere in the distance there is the joyful lament of a cow. Dinky Jon's chaotic, heart-warming and hilarious journey embraces our history while exposing the conundrums of today's complex world.

The Rise and Fall or the Fall and Rise of Dinky Jon' also features the premiere appearance of incredible contraptions you may never see on stage again such as some kind of pseudo-musical puppetry organ and some flying wizardry, plus a few surprising physical stunts.

Join Dinky, Wogo, Hippo, Wacko and Bess and see how Dinky negotiates his way in and out of our world from the parallel universe he dwells in.

Created and performed by Jonathan Brugh. Devised by Jonathan Brugh and Jeremy Randerson.
Directed by Jeremy Randerson.
Producers: Jo Randerson and Melanie Hamilton.
Technical Management: Robrecht Ghesquière and Brit Bartkowiak
Music and Sound Design: Bret McKenzie.

BATS Theatre
1 Kent Terrace
Wellington, Aotearoa
bookings 802 4175
office 802 4176
fax 802 4010
STAB 2003 - Dinky Jon - 20 - 29 November

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