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11 July 2006

Hello BATSy Bats,

It struck me that the title of this email sounds like an informercial, or worse ... spam ... but its true! These two shows we have on are mega gigantically great works you simply must see!

Look Back in Anger is in its 2nd week, and wowing everyone who sees it. Lovepuke opens tomorrow, and just from my sneaky peeks today I can tell you it is a humdinger, in the way that only Duncan Sarkies can write, and Lyndee-Jane can bring to life.

And in other news, we are after a new Front of House Manager, to start mid August.

See below for more info on the shows, a giveaway, and the job. I'm standing by for your bookings...



Look! Book in Anger... - to book for any performance at BATS email with your name, the show, date and number of tickets. We will reply to confirm your booking and you can pay when you come to the show. Choice!

Lovepuke by Duncan Sarkies
Tues 11th - Sat 22nd July

a seriously sexy comedy by Duncan Sarkies (Scarfies, Wild Man Eyes, Stray Thoughts & Nose Bleeds) and starring eight sexy singletons looking for love in the Windy City. It's about love, sex, relationships, bodily functions and how bloody stupid we can get about it all.

Director Lyndee-Jane Rutherford wanted to revive Lovepuke as it's "a fantastic play. It's genius. It's about love. The characters are all people we know, have been, don't want to be and would never admit to being".

Relieve your winter blues laughing as you witness four men and four women fight it out on the battleground of love.

WIN! A double pass for this Saturday's show of Lovepuke goes to the best email telling me why love makes them want to puke. Winners contacted on Wednesday. Email

_Read more! or Book by Email Now!

Look Back in Anger
by John Osborne
until Sat 22 July
$20 full / $15 concession

"If you've seen the play before (incredibly this is its first professional outing in Wellington), or the film or TV versions, I recommend you refresh your sense of it with this production. If you've never seen it, don't miss this opportunity." - John Smythe, Theatreview and currently Capital Times.

The 50th anniversary of a play which changed the face of British theatre forever.

This emotional and powerful work is both an extraordinary portrait of post-war Britain and a love story for its time.


Read more! or Book by Email Now!

We're looking for a Front of House Manager.

This position is part-time, full-on and requires a passion for theatre coupled with excellent customer service, performing arts marketing and cash handling skills.

The FOH Managers (two in total) are the face of BATS, essentially the gaffer tape that holds the place together! They run the box office and administrate BATS' marketing and audience development initiatives.

We seek one person from mid August 2006.

Normal hours are sole charge, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings weekly, plus every second Saturday evening (approx. 40 hours per fortnight).

Pick up a job description from the BATS office, or contact James or Clare at or (04) 802 4176.

Send your application to or post to BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Terrace, Wellington by 5pm Friday 28 July.

BATS Theatre has core staff of five people: Clare, James, Rob, Steph & Mia. They are cool.

1 Kent Terrace, Wellington, Aotearoa
bookings 802 4175 office 802 4176 fax 802 4010


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