Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


This Week At Bats...

Kia ora koutou

This week is your last chance to see Bedbound by Enda Walsh – closes on Thursday! Starring Steven Ray and Amiria Grenell.

“Walsh creates blistering arias of brutal, visceral intensity” Laurie Atkinson, Dominion Post.

Next at BATS – Hate Crimes by Paul Rothwell, directed by David Lawrence. Opens on 31 March.

BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment - to book for any performance at BATS simply 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.

Happy Easter from the BATS crew x

Season: Until Thursday 24 March
Time: 8pm
Tickets: $16 full/$12 concession

“I'm in the bed. The panic has sucked me dry again 'til all that's left is ta start over. I get that tiredness turn to tight . . . and I give in ta the words. I let go. Go.”

Bedbound premieres in New Zealand at BATS Theatre, bringing an edgy new play with a graphic warning on the ravages of capitalism.
“Like Beckett with a broken bottle in his hand” (The Times) Enda Walsh, author of award-winning Disco Pigs has penned a tale of a father and a daughter sharing a small bed. He talks frantically of his extraordinary past, she tries to piece together her extraordinary present. Feverishly exciting and blackly comic, the world they live in is unlike any other.

The play is outrageous, intense and seems to break playwriting rules at every twist. Bedbound brings exciting Christchurch Theatre company A DIFFERENT LIGHT to Wellington. It is a creative collaboration spearheaded by director Tony McCaffrey, noted Christchurch director with previous highly successful shows including the New Zealand tour of Disco Pigs in 2003 ('The energy bounces off BATS's walls' - Dominion Post ); The Curative (2003); The Maids (2004); and Duck (2004).

With a combination of the vastly experienced Wellington actor Steven Ray as the Father, a money grabbing nightmare product of Capitalism; and exciting new talent Amiria Grenell as the Daughter, a victim of Capitalism gone terribly wrong. A specially commissioned soundscape for the production has been composed by O.G, his album Uncharted available now. With set by Toby Papazoglou and lighting by Martyn Roberts, Bedbound promises a theatre tour de force with typical Irish intensity.

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Reuben Moss' Property is Theft! & Kaitani at The Physics Room

Property is Theft! continues Moss’ interest in the contemporary urban environment as a space controlled by pulsing and unequal flows of capital and labour. Kaitani features work by the University of Canterbury Fijian Students Association and Kulimoe’anga Stone Maka. More>>

Handcrafted Form: Rare Treasures From Japan

This unique exhibition at Expressions Whirinaki represents 90 everyday objects made by contemporary Japanese artisans who employ various traditional craft techniques made in regional workshops. The works used in daily life are crafted from raw materials with techniques appropriate to bringing out the best of its medium, balancing ease of use with aesthetic appeal. More>>

Howard Davis Article: A Musical Axis - Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius

Brahms' warm and exquisitely subtle Symphony No. 3 in F major, Wagner's irrepressibly sentimental symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, and Sibelius' chilling and immensely challenging Violin Concerto in D minor exemplify distinct stages of development in a tangled and convoluted series of skirmishes that came to define subsequent disputes about the nature of post-Romantic orchestral writing well into the following century. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: A Pale Ghost Writer

Reviewed by Ruth Brassington, Richard Flanagan's new novel is about a novelist hastily ghost-writing the biography of a crook about to go to trial. The reader is kept on a cliff-edge, as the narrator tries to get blood out of his stone man. More>>

New Zealand Wars Commemoration: Witi Ihimaera's Sleeps Standing Moetū

The second of several articles to mark Rā Maumahara, remembering the New Zealand Land Wars. The first was a Q&A with Vincent O’Malley, author of The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000. More>>




  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland