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This week at BATS - Mon, 29 Nov 2004


Mon, 29 Nov 2004

Kia ora BATS mates

This week at BATS we are very excited to present Taki Rua's Untold Tales of Maui. If you haven't already booked the season is completely sold out. You can book on to a waiting list by replying to this email or turn up at 8pm any night of the performance to put your name down for standby return tickets for the evening.

Alternatively you could call Downstage as the season has extended there for 5 nights - 14 - 18 December. Call 802 6946 for more information.

But don't despair! Cracks in the Garden is returning for a three night season this week - Jo Randerson and Gentiane Lupi present their critically acclaimed show for a limited season. Book now to avoid disappointment, this show is hot.

BOOK NOW - 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.

Coming up next at BATS - The 8: Reindeer Monologues and Glamarama - seeing the year out in style. Check out www.bats.co.nz for more information.

The Untold Tales of Maui ***season sold out*** Season: Tuesday 30th November - Saturday 11th December (no show Sun/Mon) Time: 9pm Tickets: $20 full/$14 concession and groups 10+

Taki Rua Productions and Humourbeasts (Jemaine Clement and Taika Cohen) would like to invite you to experience theatre at its very best. With the aid of state of the art multi-media devices, massive back-projections, puppetry and computer animated characters, The Untold Tales of Maui are brought back to life through the tales of Nanny, the wizened kuia who spins fantastical stories for Kapa, our troubled youth in need of some guidance from the past...

Nanny¹s stories take us to a time when the sun raced across the sky like a hoiho hoha (or impatient horse), when people could take their jawbones out at will or change into different animals, when grandmothers could set things on fire with their fingernails, when you could catch fish the size of a small South Pacific nation. At first, young Kapa has no interest in these crusty myths, but as Nanny¹s incredible stories gather strength, the young fool is soon drawn into the mysterious and fantastical world of Maui and his famous exploits.

Cracks in the Garden Season: Thursday 2nd - Saturday 4th December Time: 7pm Tickets: $15 full/ $12 concession

STOP PRESS!! Cracks In The Garden is back at BATS for Three Nights Only!!

We're doing a quick pre-Christmas season because heaps of people want to see the show again or missed it the first time, and also so we can film the show to send to festivals overseas. Don't miss Jo and Gentiane before they take off to Europe - this could be your last chance.

Cracks In the Garden won the Best Comedy Award at the 2003 Melbourne Fringe Festival and has received rave reviews around New Zealand.

³There are hints of violence and sexual involvement, breakdowns and sulks, mental instability, co-dependency and religious obsession. There is also a bear suit and a giant cheese². "Intelligent, disturbing, character-based comedy....works brilliantly." The Age, Melbourne, 2003.

******************************************* BATS Theatre 1 Kent Terrace Wellington, Aotearoa bats@bats.co.nz bookings 802 4175 office 802 4176 fax 802 4010 www.bats.co.nz The Untold Tales of Maul - 30 Nov - 11 Dec Cracks in the Gardon - 2 - 4 Dec ********************************************

ENDS


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