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Christmas Treats at BATS

Christmas Treats at BATS

This week is your final chance to catch some BATS action for 2004 - with Glamarama opening tomorrow night and The Eight: Reindeer Monologues continuing until Saturday.

Next at BATS ­ The Bacchanals bring William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream to BATS, opening on January 12 kicking off a north island tour.

We hope you all have a great Christmas and look forward to seeing you down at 1 Kent Terrace in 2005!

Love the BATS crew x
The Eight: Reindeer Monologues
Season: Tuesday 7 - Saturday 18 December (no show Sun/Mon)
Time: 7pm
Tickets: $15 full/$12 concession/$10 groups of 10+

Written By Jeff Goode (USA), Directed By Holly Shanahan, THE SLEIGH RIDE IS OVER. Tear down the tinsel. Dismantle the mistletoe and un-wrap the presents ­ Christmas is CANCELED!

This is the "E! True Hollywood Story" of the biggest scandal to hit the North Pole since . . . EVER! Reindeer's elite ­ Dasher, Cupid, Prancer, Blitzen, Comet, Dancer, Donner and Vixen aka, ŒThe Eight', are here to tell you the full sordid story.

Their stories introduce us to a very different Santa Claus than the one we have come to know and love. We are drawn into their world as the "elite" of reindeer kind, the pressures of the yearly flight - issues of fog, religion, ballet, Mrs. Claus and of course the REAL scoop on the "Rudolph debacle"Š

Now is Vixen the victim or the wench who stole Christmas?? A dark festive comedy absolutely not to be missed.

Glamarama
Season: Tuesday 14 ­ Saturday 18 December
Time: 9pm
Tickets: $15 full/$12 concession and groups of 10+

Hot on the high heels of her whirlwind tour of Blenheim ­ Wellingtons favourite drag performer Pollyfilla is back after a 2 years absence from the theatre, in her dazzling new production ­ "GLAMARAMA". Described as Shirley Temple on Acid Meets Jim Carrey in Drag, Pollyfilla plays hostess to some of her favorite, eclectic, weird and rare songs from the vaults of her music collection, inspired by the style of Las Vegas Lounge Singers and Floor Shows of the 1950s & 1960s!

"GLAMARAMA is a great night out! Our catchphrase this year is EXTRAVAGANZA!, Darling! Audiences may expect Smatterings of Sequins, Sparkles, Synthetic hair, Silly Songs, Shirley Bassey, Six inch heels, Smutty jokes and Seat Wetting" says Pollyfilla of her new production, though she warns that this show "may be inappropriate for anyone who finds swearing or men in dresses offensive!"

Pollyfilla is supported onstage by three fabulous showgirls, plucked out of obscurity from the Jean Goodman School of Dance - The Dazzling Fillettes: Cyndi, Gem and Barby! And in her theatrical stage debut - special guest Star Miss Drag Wellington 2004 ­ Mia Slapper!


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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 Eight: Reindeer Monologues - 7 - 18 Dec
Glamarama ­ 14 ­ 18 December
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