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Sensible Susan & the Queen's Merkin

Hi Kevin, Hail to the Merkin! You've gotta see this one! xx Bri

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Theatre Militia Presents

Sensible Susan & the Queen's Merkin:

A morality play

Directed by Rachel Lenart

18 - 22 February, 9.30pm

BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Tce

Bookings: 802 4175 or book@bats.co.nz


Cost: $16/12/10

Theatre Militia are back with an entertaining morality play which revolves around a wardrobe, a mission and a Queen's pubic wig.

Once upon a time there lived a sensible girl named Susan . . .

Our prudent heroine Susan is sent to the Underworld via a magical wardrobe to save her errant husband, Simple Simon. Logically making her way through a Dantean hell she encounters flying phalluses, the burocracy of purgatory and the Seven Dead Sins, dealing with them all reasonably and rationally.

Susan's repressed and controlled existence is under threat - while she clings dearly to realism the world she encounters does not. Susan must embrace the liberation of the absurd, challenging her sensible perspective in order to return to the real world. Singing, dancing and pontificating on the meaning of her life, Susan's journey takes her to the point of redemption . . . or death!

Drawing on the traditions of the medieval Morality Play, Theatre Militia presents a subversive homage to the most pious of theatrical forms.

From the team who brought you Bouncing With Billie, Theatre Militia's Symposium and the Chapman Tripp nominated production A Bright Room Called Day, Sensible Susan and the Queen's Merkin is Theatre Militia's second Fringe Festival show and fifth devised production.

'We love the Fringe', says director Rachel Lenart, 'it's the perfect opportunity to explore our style and the forms within our work. Sensible Susan is a hilarious experiment in both"

Starring: Richard Dey, Bex Joyce, Felix Preval, Hannah Smith and Simon Smith

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