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It has arrived...the Fringe is upon us! Check out our list of shows here.

For a laugh-filled hour of hilarious solo performances, our first Fringe show will hit the spot! The Man, The Pie and The Taxi Guy opens Tue 5 February.

Project Exiles: The return of a man called Ulysses, the theatrical quest blending Ancient Greek legend and contemporary immigrant experiences will open Fri 8 February.

And for some BabyshadS goodness, check out their blackest comedy yet - And They Did. opening Sat 9 February.

So you better warm up at The Pit Bar with their great Fringe deals...just $5 for any beer from the Tuatara range! [Correction: The Pit Bar deals for $5 Tuatara beer are for Fringe Addict Card Holders ONLY. Non-card holders will be charged the usual $6 per bottle (and $6.50 for Ardennes). Sorry for the inconvenience - but an added incentive to buy your Fringe Addict Card!]

Fringe Addict Cards are available at the BATS Theatre Box Office now! For a mere $15, you will be able to get yourself some great deals around town, plus tickets to any BATS Fringe shows will be just $10.


The Man, The Pie and The Taxi Guy
Season: Tue 5 February – Sun 10 February (no show Waitangi Day)
Time: 8pm, plus 9.30pm on Thurs and Fri
Tickets: $16 full / $12 concession / $10 Fringe Addicts
An hour full of raq, robust and laugh out loud humour. These three solo shows back-to-back take you on a journey through the life of a cabbie waking up to his worst nightmare, a man who finds Jesus through a coffee mug and a pie shop owner who builds up the courage to make a stand for what he believes in!

_Project Exiles: The return of a man called Ulysses
Season: Fri 8 - Mon 11 February
Tickets: $15 full / $12 concession / $10 Fringe Addicts
Written and directed by Jaime Dörner
El Toro Productions
Like Ulysses on his Odyssey, like his son who searches for him, immigrants to NZ are sailors in a quest, searching, looking to belong, to fit in, looking for their real self.
Ulysses decides to go home, but home is not the same anymore. "People are not a frozen image in a photograph..."
"...intense, absorbing hour from six totally committed actors, and a startling piece of performance writing." - The Guardian

And They Did.
Season: Sat 9 - Wed 13 February
Time: 9.30pm
Tickets: $16 full / $12 concession / $10 Fringe Addicts
BabyshadS present...
'I work, therefore I am'
When you're poor, desperate and at the mercy of your employer's whims, one's moral fibre starts to wear a little thin. The blackest 'shad comedy yet, And They Did. is a thoughtful exploration of the possibilities that could arise from a delusion employer-employee setting.

Win Stuff
Win yourself a Fringe Addict Card for sweet deals at BATS and around town during this year's Fringe Festival! Just tell us what price tickets are with your Addict Card to be in to win.
Competition drawn randomly on Tue 5 February at 3pm.

Mental Health Break
Feel like laying low for awhile? Check out these great techniques and learn how to be invisible.
And snaffle up the cheap deals on Tuatara at The Pit Bar - just $5 a bottle during Fringe!

To book for any performance at BATS simply email with your name, number of tickets and date you wish to attend. We will reply to confirm your booking and you can pay when you come to the show. Splendid!


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