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Delicate, delicious and divine

Wed, 02 Jun 2004

Kia ora BATS fans,

More stellar theatre at BATS this week as 'the telescope' continues its season of exquisite visual performance.

But don't just take our word for it - here are what the critics are saying:

"...often funny....lovely, delicate performance...." Laurie Atkinson, The Dominion Post

"...delicious lighting...divine soundscapes." Lynn Freeman, The Capital Times

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.

Also check out the telescope on tour this month, in Auckland at the Silo Theatre and in Hamilton as part of the Fuel Festival.

Arohanui, The BATS crew x

The Telescope Season: Thursday 27 May - Saturday 5 May (No show Sun/Mon) Time: 8pm Tickets: $16 full/ $12 concession

the telescope is the tale of an agoraphobic astronomer on the verge of a major discovery.

the telescope was first performed In 2002,as part of the STAB commission at BATS Theatre. Starring Peter Rutherford as the agoraphobic astronomer, the telescope is unique in that the story unfolds almost exclusively using sound and light.

While there is dialogue, it is the compelling sounds from HUM, the Wellington Lounge act, and the lighting from award winning designer Martyn Roberts which drive the audience understanding of this tale of loneliness, love and hope.


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