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Kia ora

We have three shows to tickle your funny bone this week. Opening tonight- The Lambuji and Tinguji Show from the crew who brought you Yatra, and Love Possibly by the Improv Divas and WIT. Charlie Pickering opens tomorrow with Betterman direct from a sell-out season in Auckland.

Next week at BATS - the ODDFELLOWS NZ International Comedy Festival continues with I Love David Hasslehoff, Enter The Jandal and Just A Buck Eejit.

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.

Do you have any spare carpet lying around? BATS is looking for a donation of about 10 square metres of carpet in good condition to refurbish our backstage stairs – with much BATS aroha in return! Send us an email if you can help us out.

And if you missed the sell-out season at BATS earlier this year, the Bacchanals are performingA Midsummer Night’s Dreamby William Shakespeare for five nights only from Tuesday 10 to Saturday 14 May at the McKenzie Theatre at Capital E. For bookings phone 0800-JULIET (0800 585-438).

Love BATS x

The Lambuji and Tinguji Show
Season: Tuesday 10 – Saturday 14 May (opening night sold out)
Time: 6.30pm
Tickets: $15 full/$12 concession and groups 8+

Drawing inspiration from two comic characters in the infamous 1977 Bollywood movie “Coolie”. Lambuji (The Tall One) and Tinguji (The Short One) had a short but memorable appearance during a fantastical comic song and dance routine in the movie. Rina Patel and Mishul Prasad have been exploring the nature of these two characters and have reinvented them to reflect the realities of immigrant life in New Zealand, while at the same time staying true to the characters comic origins. Resulting in a hilarious comic adventure that is testament to the power of the imagination. Presented by the Untouchables – who brought you the award winning Yatra in Fringe 04.

Season: Tuesday 10 – Saturday 14 May (opening night sold out)
Time: 8pm
Tickets: $15 full/$12 concession and groups 8+

Yet another romantic comedy! ‘Lovepossibly' is a totally improvised ‘chick flick’ where you call the shots, brought to you by the Wellington Improvisation Troupe’s Improv Divas (‘highly inventive” – National Business Review). Love and long-form improvisation are high-stakes games for consenting adults only. But if you loved ‘Four Flops and a Turkey’, ‘Nothing Hill’ and ‘Bridget’s Dairy Intolerance’, you must see this show. Launched at BATS in 2001, the Divas were New Zealand’s first all-female improvisation act - now they are pioneering the first improv RomCom in the country. They are joined on stage by WIT’s leading men and sensitive new age guys. Featuring Clare Kerrison, Danielle Hodgson, Kirstin Price, Julian Wilson, Nicola Hill, Nigel Chin, Paul Sullivan and Simon Smith. PG Adult Themes.

Season: Wednesday 11 – Saturday 14 May (opening night sold out)
Time: 9.30pm
Tickets: $15 full/$12 concession and groups 10+

One of Australia’s hottest comics in his first Wellington season. From gym memberships to genetic engineering, everyone wants to improve. If everything goes to plan, Charlie will achieve world peace, a higher consciousness and rockhard abs. If not, he'll still be hilarious.“Stuffs more material into an hour than other comics do in two”(Herald-Sun Melbourne)“A master of media skewering… of higher brow than most”(NZ Herald)
No stranger to the Australian public, Charlie spent two years hosting Triple J’sDrive Showand regularly appears on Australian television with guest spots onRove [Live]and weekly comedy segments onToday.


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