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Pure Gold

Tue, 24 Aug 2004

Pure Gold

Kia ora koutou

This week is your last chance to catch the fantastic, critically acclaimed Wheeler's Luck, performed by Nigel Collins and Toby Leach - must close on Saturday so don't miss out!

"Wheeler's Luck is pure gold....This group is the Front Lawn of our generation" Lynn Freeman, Capital Times

"Gloriously performed....rivalling Ben Hur for excitement but much funnier" Laurie Atkinson, Dominion Post

Next week sees the launch of Dance Your Socks Off at BATS, with The Fall Guy opening on Wednesday for four nights only - Guy Ryan's beautiful solo piece about falling and flying. Check out www.bats.co.nz for more info.

To book for any performance 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.

Love y'all x BATS

Wheeler's Luck Season: Every night until Saturday 28 August Time: 7.30pm - plus extra late show 11pm on Friday 28th Tickets: $16 full price/$12 concession

A good kiwi yarn, straight from the horse's mouth!

Wheeler's Luck is a new New Zealand play that explores who we are as a nation. A bit tongue in cheek, it's about small town New Zealand, land ownership, folklore, karma, what we value and how we are progressing as a nation. Oh . . . and it's a love story.

The play, set in early 2004, begins with reclusive landowner and spinster Nora Cox dying without leaving a will. Developers are knocking on the door, and the future of Cox Point and its historic festival are placed into jeopardy.

Will the community stand up and claim the piece of land that has been close to its heart for over a century? Or will they choose a new course for the town? Stripped Bare or Bare Back? The town must decide.

Wheeler's Luck is a first time collaboration by New Zealand Drama School graduates, actors Toby Leach and Nigel Collins under the direction of Damon Andrews. The trio boasts an impressive list of credentials. Toby (Chapman Tripp best supporting actor 2002 "Trick of the Light", "Have car will travel", "Duggan", "Hamatsa" ­ La Mamma, New York City) Nigel ("DNA", "Let's Go, "The boxer") and Damon ("Niu Sila", "Split", "Angelo's Song"). These qualified professionals of small town New Zealand play an entire town to tell a tale that speaks of there own experience, and love of our country.


******************************************* BATS Theatre 1 Kent Terrace Wellington, Aotearoa bats@bats.co.nz bookings 802 4175 office 802 4176 fax 802 4010 www.bats.co.nz Wheeler's Luck 13-28 August 7.30pm ********************************************

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