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Unitec Acting Up Tour at Bats

9 August 2006

Kia ora all,

Missed us? A few technical difficulties with BATSmail this week so we've gone back to manual!


Auckland gets a bad wrap sometimes: too many egos, Shortland Street etc etc etc - well we here at BATS actually enjoy the odd Auckland based show, and this week’s full.

The Unitec final year acting students are camping out at BATS right now, ready to wow you with two devised shows: La Creduta Morta and You Can't Surf in Aotea Square. Not only are they great shows, but you can be the one to say you saw them before they had even made it big. Always nice. Did I tell you I met Jude Law before he was a giant celebrity love-rat? Never mind...

With three performances a day, there are no excuses for missing these fledgling pros. And with the Theatre out of action next week for maintenance, it's your last chance to settle down with a $1 mixture and watch some great theatre for a while.

Oh yes, on Friday night at 9pm Winning Productions present Face Down and Drowning in It too - a one off improvised performance directed by Stephen Bain, featuring some top names. See below for more on all shows on this week!

See you down here,

BOOK HOW? 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!

Unitec Acting Up Tour:

“La Creduta Morta and “You Can't Surf in Aotea Square”

Wednesday 9th - 7pm You Can't Surf in Aotea Square
Thursday 10th - 11am La Creduta Morta, 1pm You Can't Surf in Aotea Square, 7pm La Creduta Morta
Friday 11th - 11am You Can't Surf in Aotea Square, 1pm La Creduta Morta, 7pm You Can't Surf in Aotea Square
Saturday 12th - 2pm to 4pm: Info and Expo 6:30pm Double bill performance of both shows

$15 full / $10 concession / $5 Secondary School Students

La Creduta Morta Unitec

A fusion of the rich textual energy of Shakespeare with the vibrant, physical energy of Commedia dell 'Arte. Commedia dell'Arte is a form of semi-improvised comedy which started in the marketplaces of Italy over 400 years ago. It is a half-mask tradition which has had a huge impact on many forms of theatre.
See the review! “...a delight to behold.”

You Can't Surf in Aotea Square Unitec

A collage of characters that move in and out of Aotea Square, bound together in a story of death, love, and Auckland City. It's skateboarders on sculptures, seagulls versus lawyers, sushi eaters, hamburger eaters, lovers and the lost walking through a place that claims them.
There will be an opportunity after each show for the audience to discuss elements of the production with the cast.

Face Down and Drowning in It
Friday 11th August

A one off improvised show directed by Stephen Bain, featuring Jo Smith, Caoimhe McFehin, Jason Whyte , Regan Taylor, Gareth Reeves and Jeff Henderson

Shifting: Tuesday 22 August - Saturday 2 September
And What Remains: Friday 25 August - Saturday 2 September

BATS Theatre is closed next week for a bit of a make over. Wanna help? email Steph at


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