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Pianos, Beds, Baths and Sinks

Anneliese has been battling to fit props and set items backstage, including a piano, bath, bed and sink! And so the third week of the Fringe begins. Check out this list of shows happening at BATS here.

Shipwrecked Beneath the Stars battles to keep the Kong ship afloat - but will they succeed? Only two more nights left to find out so book in now.

Babycakes reunites old work buddies at the reject table of a wedding reception with hilarious consequences. This show is booked up for tonight, and seats are going quickly for the rest of their season - so get in quick if you want to see this show!

Theatre Militia's latest hilarious and satirical production opens tonight with Sensible Susan and the Queen's Merkin: A Morality Play. Get in touch asap if you'd like to come along - their opening night is booked completely, and their season is also booking up fast!

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Feathers knives, hammers and hula hoops. Check out Step Up Darlings It's Ten-In-One opening on Wednesday night for sideshow burlesque of the likes only your nana would recall!

Diverse contemporary dance with eclectic style showcases three separate works from three New Zealand choreographers in Ternion, opening Thursday night.

Opening on Saturday night, Charlie dares to confront confront the fragility of life with this compelling work by Fleur Fitzpatrick.

Can beauty be found behind the toaster? Blinkers opens on Sunday night with a rock'n'roll love story.

xxxBATS


_Shipwrecked Beneath the Stars

Season: Fri 15 – Tue 19 February

Time: 8pm

Tickets: $15 full / $12 concession / $10 Fringe Addicts

By Gavin McGibbon

When guarding the Kong ship you have to be on your game and Patrick is anything but. Will Adrien Brody's pretentious stand-in, a childhood sweetheart come hooker and a long forgotten menace from Patrick's past sink the boat before Peter Jackson's done with it? From the writer of Stand Up Love and After Service.

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_Babycakes

Season: Sun 17 - Wed 20 February

Time: 6.30pm

Tickets: $16 full / $12 concession / $10 Fringe Addicts

By Georgina Titheridge

You’re invited to a wedding reception, but you’re stuck at the reject table. This is Babycakes. Winner of the NZ Young Playwrights Competition 2007. It's a comedy about reuniting with your old work buddies, the booze hag, the sleaze bag, and the guy you might have pashed if you were drunk enough.

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_Sensible Susan and the Queen's Merkin: A Morality Play

Season: Mon 18 - Fri 22 February (Signed Performance Tue 19 February)

Time: 9.30pm

Tickets: $16 full / $12 concession / $10 Fringe Addicts

THEATRE MILITIA presents

A Devised work by Hannah Clarke, Richard Dey, Bex Joyce, Felix Preval and

Simon Smith

Produced by Zelda Edwards

Directed by Rachel Lenart

Following A Bright Room Called Day, comes an hilarious, satirical tale of the perils of materialism and mediocrity. Sensible Susan (who chose nylons over Narnia) is put through the proverbial wringer as she discovers the secrets of the Queen's Merkin. Puppetry, mask, song, rhyming couplets - a world of fantasy spills, literally, out of the closet...

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_Step Up Darlings It's Ten-In-One

Season: Wed 20 - Sat 23 February

Time: 8pm

Tickets: $16 full / $12 concession / $10 Fringe Addicts

One tent, one ticket, 10 ACTS! SIDESHOW BURLESQUE as only Nana would remember. 3 beauties, Gypsies if you will, perform their greatest oddities from a time long forgotten. Feathers, knives, hammers and hula hoops. Step back with us, just for a moment, you will be most pleasurably surprised!

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_Ternion

Season: Thurs 21 - Mon 25 February

Time: 6.30pm

Tickets: $15 full / $12 concession / $10 Fringe Addicts

Join three New Zealand choreographers as they come together to create an hour of diverse contemporary dance that will showcase their eclectic style and movement.

Original ideas and beautiful imagery will be shown in three separate works that will take the audience on a journey through time, into water and into the compelling world of dance.

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_Charlie

Season: Sat 23 - Tue 26 February

Time: 9.30pm

Tickets: $16 full / $12 concession / $10 Fringe Addicts

TWIN ENGINE THEATRE presents

How do you want to be remembered when you die?

For Anna Sutherland, a 30 year old woman awaiting her execution on death row, every minute counts.

Don’t miss 60 minutes of explosive, provocative theatre where all your preconceptions and stereotypes will be challenged.

Written & directed by Fleur Fitzpatrick, Charlie dares to confront the fragility of life, as we meet two people whose lives will be forever intertwined.

**R16 – contains offensive language & nudity**

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_Blinkers

Season: Sun 24 - Thurs 28 February

Time: 8pm

Tickets: $16 full / $12 concession / $10 Fringe Addicts

Written and performed by Dan Musgrove and Natalie Medlock

Directed by Sophie Roberts

An unlikely love story between two neighbours, Blinkers crams the simplicity of horses and the driving rhythms of Patti Smith into two tiny apartments, and asks why it is so difficult to communicate over the smallest distances? Saddle up for a funny and moving peek at love…

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_Win Stuff

Win a double pass to the opening night of Ternion! To enter, just tell us how many choreographers worked on this show.

Competition drawn randomly on Wednesday 20 February at 3pm

Congratulations to Alex who won a double pass to see The Beckoning of Hope last week!

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_Mental Health Break

Did you forget Valentine's Day? Looking to impress with your way with words? Check out this site to write poetry to astound in just seconds.

And who knew that the chewing habit could create art like this!

Use your Fringe Addict Card to snap up the cheap deals on Tuatara at The Pit Bar - just $5 a bottle during Fringe for all Addict Card holders!


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To book for any performance at BATS simply email book@bats.co.nz 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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