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Bats Theatre 6 July 2005

Bats Theatre 6 July 2005

Kia ora BATS mates in Wellington and afar!

Forget Broadway - this week BATS Theatre hosts the professional premiere of two works from NZ's own:

'Couch' is an existentialist comedy by NZ playwright Stayci Taylor and performed by Welly's third year Toi Whakaari students. Opens tonight at 7pm and only runs until Saturday so be in quick!!!

Opening Thursday at 9pm is 'Bouncing with Billie' devised by Theatre Militia (at BATS in 2004) and Wellington's own artist/poet Fergus Collinson. Check out Fergus' work in The Pit bar while you're here!

To make sure you don't miss out - book by email: or phone: (04) 802 4175. Please include your name, the show name/s and the date/s of the performance you would like to attend, and the number of tickets.

Next week at BATS: Clan of the Puppet Ninjas present Bird Mouse Sausage. More info next week or check out


Now on:

'Couch' by Stayci Taylor, Season: Tuesday 5 ­ Saturday 9 July Time: 7pm, plus 3pm on Saturday 9 July only Tickets: $15 full / $12 concession

A hilarious journey with a karaoke queen, a checkout chick and an agoraphobic slattern as they question their own existence through the lenses of historical philosophers. Realities collide and theories are challenged when religion comes knocking.

Throw yourself into this colourfully camp world where everything and nothing is what it seems and music is the 'chicken soup' for the soul.

Directed by Sue Ott Rowlands

'Bouncing with Billie' Season: Thursday 7 ­ Saturday 16 July (no show Sunday/Monday) Time: 9pm Tickets: $15 full / $12 concession

Theatre Militia (at BATS in 2004) present a new devised work based on the life of Wellington artist/poet Fergus Collinson. A fragmented portrait of one of the city¹s most unique personalities, combining poetry and sign language, media and monologue in its exploration of disability, sexuality and the role of the artist in New Zealand.


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