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Beautiful Losers at BATS

Beautiful Losers at BATS

Kia ora Koutou

No time to rest after the Fringe! Previewing tonight and opening tomorrow at BATS is the fabulous Beautiful Losers. This show is not to be missed and will sell out....... We have one double pass to give away to the preview tonight at 8pm - the first to email back gets the prize!

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 but we do have eftpos. We will email to confirm your booking.

Coming up - the fantastic BATS 15th Birthday bash. We¹re feeling all grown up, wagging school, flirting, texting and organising parties while our parents are away ­ so even if you¹re grounded on the 7th of April sneak out and join in the fun at our annual birthday fundraiser party, there will be games, ships activities, dancing, DJ's, bands and dancing. The theme this year is Cruise Liner, so dress up and raid the piggy bank cos your cash on the night helps us buy new lights and upgrade our lighting grid. If you can't make it on the night any donations of prizes, goods or cold hard cash gratefully accepted!

xx The BATS crew

Beautiful Losers Season: Wednesday 17 –

Saturday 27 March $12 preview

Tuesday 16th, no show

Saturday 20th Time: 8pm Tickets: $18 full price/ $12 concession

Ian Hughes (Shortland Street, Bare) is beat poet Jack Kerouac and Scott Wills (Stickmen, Best Actor NZ Film Awards) is his side-kick & muse, Neal Cassady.

Just pull out the darkest, craziest thing you¹ve ever done. Just tell me, no excuses. In their pursuit for the ultimate high, Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady leave New York for Mexico, accompanied by a soundtrack of cool jazz, conversation, amphetamines & booze. This is the road trip that started all road trips.

It¹s the beat, the spoken word and two men who defined a generation. Written by Mike Hudson & directed by Margaret-Mary Hollins Beautiful Losers began life as a highly acclaimed 35 minute show created for the SiLO theatre¹s emerging directors programme, Restless Ecstasy, in 2002 and has been developed with assistance from Playmarket & Creative New Zealand into a full-length show starring the original cast.

³Capturing the essence of Kerouac & CassadyŠVery polished and very funnyŠ² (Sunday Star Times) ³Marvellous, irreverent, exuberanceŠa fine piece of work² (NZ Listener) ³Wonderfully aliveŠdynamic direction, brilliant performancesŠ²(Murray Edmond) ³If you¹ve never been to the theatre before Beautiful Losers is the one to see² (Accelerate magazine)

Brought to you by Pandemonium, the innovative Auckland company who have delighted audiences in the past year with Kate Parker¹s The Butcher¹s Daughter (³The most charming production to grace the Auckland stage in some time² NZ Herald ) and Macbeth ( ³A ripping thriller² NZ Herald )

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