Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Final Fringe Extravaganza At Bats Theatre

Final Fringe Extravaganza At Bats Theatre


This week we have the final instalment of Fringe NZ 04 at BATS with three fab shows - Nearness, Inviting Caroline and To Be Frank.

Next week the critically acclaimed Beautiful Losers opens for two weeks only - not to be missed...

Love BATS x


Season: Monday 8 - Saturday 13 March

Time: 6.30pm

Tickets: $14 full/$12 concession/$10 Fringe addict

Nearness, a play by Brian Hotter premieres at BATS Theatre for Fringe NZ. This tender and original work is about a couple who bicker, fight and make love; bicker fight and make love. Nearness is the second play from Wellington actor/writer Brian Hotter and is proudly supported by PlayMarket and BATS through BATSLab, a scheme that provides professional development for writers. Come and be rocked with laughter with the realness of Nearness.

Inviting Caroline

Season: Tuesday 9 - Saturday 13 March

Time: 8pm

Tickets: $14 full/$12 concession/$10 Fringe addict

For ANYONE who¹s ever been to a partyŠ..Hamilton¹s Cloudscape Productions presents Inviting Caroline by Ross MacLeod. CAROLINE slept with CHRIS who's pestering HILLARY who¹s friends with FIONA who tolerates SEBASTIAN who¹s bugging SCOTT who¹s wondering if inviting Caroline was a really BAD IDEA. Inviting Caroline premiered at the WEL Energy Academy of Performing Arts in 2003 where it was coined, Œa future kiwi cult classic¹. Under the dramatic guidance of John Davies and with the technical expertise of Michael Knapp, this fast-paced energetic comedy is set to invite, ignite and explode Fringe NZ.

To Be Frank

Season: Wednesday 10 - Saturday 13 March

Time: 9.30pm

Tickets: $14 full/$12 concession/$10 Fringe addict

"Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds to break through and pour a torrent of light into our dark world" - Mary Shelley. Monster Productions presents a collaboration between dancers Adrian Smith, Matt Gibbons, Bronwyn Hayward and multimedia artist Mic Watts with lighting design by Glen Ashworth. Wellington and Auckland based artists, they are truly inspired by the tale they present for the audiences re-creation. Reanimating Frankenstein as the making of a shared dream for creating upcoming generations of humanity. Incorporating serious theatre, live multimedia and dancey dreams. An exploration of the text and its wider transmission through the culture industry, sparking associations and screen conflicts that project onto the mind itself!

BATS Theatre
1 Kent Terrace
Wellington, Aotearoa
bookings 802 4175
office 802 4176
fax 802 4010
Fringe NZ 2004 @ BATS - 16 fab shows over 5 weeks!

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>


Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Jenny Abrahamson's John & Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders, 1864-1891

This volume will be of interest to a range of readers interested in the South Island high country, New Zealand’s natural environment, and the history of science. More>>