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Biscuit and Coffee

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January 2006

FLAXWORKS presents
Biscuit & Coffee
March 1st – 4th 2006
BATS Theatre 1Kent Tce
Tickets: Adult $15 Concession $12 Fringe Cardholders $10
Book at BATS ph 04 8024175

‘I rarely drink coffee after 5pm these days. However…Alex Ellis’ performance is well worth staying up all night over. She is a stunner.’ – Waikato Times.

While cafes supply a fix to thousands of Wellington’s coffee addicts two people will be supplying the laughs in the caffeine based comedy, ‘Biscuit & Coffee’ performing in this years Fringe Festival. Phil Ormsby, the writer/director and Alex Ellis, the performer of the one woman show claim to have the answers to the questions every dedicated java junkie must ask. Does the perfect coffee exist and where do I get it?

The show revolves around a central character, ‘Biscuit’ and her dysfunctional family, friends and colleagues as they search for the perfect coffee. Ellis tells the madcap tale of conspiracies, potions and ancient prophecies through the eyes of six very different characters while making and drinking coffee onstage. The more coffee that goes down the faster and more manic the story and story telling becomes leading to a final confrontation between all six characters.

Alex Ellis switches personalities at the drop of a coffee bean and effortlessly weaves her way through the increasingly serpentine storyline without missing a beat. The fast pace, subtle humour and lightening quick changes are guaranteed to keep you enthralled to the last second of the show Hawkes Bay Today described as ‘An Hour and Quarter of Pure Genius’.

For a new way to celebrate coffee don’t miss out on ‘Biscuit & Coffee’ at BATS theatre From Wednesday 1st March to Saturday 4th March at 6.15pm.

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