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Anything to Declare?

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Anything to Declare?
Written and Performed By Mel Dodge
Directed By Rachel More

BATS Theatre
25-28 February, 6.30pm or 04 802 4175

‘Anything to Declare?’ is an insightful comedy detailing the adventures of our intrepid Kiwi heroine, Lucy, and the random strangers she meets while roving around Europe on her ‘BIG OE’.

Everywhere she turns Lucy meets a variety of weird and wonderful characters. “Isn’t it funny how perfect strangers will tell you their most intimate secrets – safe in the knowledge, they’ll never see you again!” Lucy’s courageous adventures lead her all over the continent, in and out of love and closer to a better understanding of where she fits in the world.

‘Anything to Declare?’ is devised around the experiences of writer and performer, Mel Dodge "I was amazed by the honesty of strangers while I was travelling. Our joys and despair are universal no matter what country we come from." Mel spent 3 years travelling through out Europe and living in London. She has an M.A. in Acting from ArtsEd drama school in London.

Written with dramaturge assistance from Jo Randerson this show promises to be a must see experience this Fringe.


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