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Come aboard the LOVE BATS

Come aboard the LOVE BATS

That's right BATS mates - tonight it's time to board the LOVE BATS, we're expecting you! All are welcome to our 15th birthday fundraiser bash. Come win prizes and dance the night away, it's exciting and new. Party starts at 7.30pm till late, $10 on the door plus cash for ship's activities, raffles and drinks. Your support helps us to buy some new lights and upgrade our lighting grid. Yay!

Coming up after Easter is Gagarin Way directed by Jean Betts - not to be missed!

To book simply reply to this email with your name, number of tickets and date you wish to attend. We will reply to confirm your booking and you can pay when you come to the show.

Lots of birthday love xxxx the LOVE BATS crew

Gagarin Way Season: Wednesday 14 April - Saturday 1 May Time: 7.30pm Tickets: $18 full/$12 concession

In the middle of the night in a storeroom in a factory in Fife, Eddie and Gary are going to change the world.

Written by Gregory Burke, directed by Jean Betts, starring Simon Vincent, Craig Hall, Malcolm Murray and Kevin Keys. Scottish playwright Gregory Burke¹s explosive debut play makes its New Zealand premiere at BATS - "I wanted to write a play about the twentieth century, economics, and men; and it turned into Gagarin Way. A comedy. I didn't expect it to be a comedy but when you consider the themes which emerged while I wrote it - Marxist and Hegelian theories of history, anarchism, psychopathology, existentialism, mental illness, political terrorism, nihilism, globalisation and the crisis in masculinity - then it couldn't really be anything else." - Gregory Burke

This highly verbal and very clever comedy, stunned audiences when it appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2001) winning a fistful of awards and excellent reviews wherever it has played.

Multi-award winning director and playwright Jean Betts (The Collective, Fold, The Misandrist, Ophelia Thinks Harder) has amassed a stunning cast featuring Simon Vincent (2003 Chapman Tripp Most Promising Male Newcomer, Fond Love and Kisses, The Platinum Collection), Craig Hall (Red Fish Blue Fish, The Strip, Mercy Peak), Kevin Keys (Fact and Fable, The Real Inspector Hound, Arcadian Nights) and Malcolm Murray (Strata, Knot A Problem, Shortland Street)

³blistering, brilliant, crazily confident Š a ton of theatrical dynamite cunningly disguised as a mere Molotov cocktail. It slips down easily and then explodes² ­ The Guardian ³Gregory Burke¹s first play cuts through our crud and shines a light on the festering world sores beneath. And it¹s deadly funny about the mess we are in.²- ³excites, teases and provokes in equal measures² ­ The Stage ³slick, funny, original and violent (both in language and in deed) and above all theatrically gripping²- The Daily Telegraph ³a sharpness of social perception matched only by his boldness of expression. It is a rare, and immediately impressive combination² ­ Scotland on Sunday

I¹m no a fucking anarchist. I dinnay like labels. No unless they¹re on my clothes. And I¹m quite partial tay a Big Mac. Which kinday disqualifies me fay the anarchist movement.

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