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Trim your Fringe! The affordable festival.

We have reached the final week of Fringe! Check out this list of shows happening at BATS here as part of the affordable festival...
Diverse contemporary dance with eclectic style showcases three separate works from three New Zealand choreographers in Ternion, last night tonight!
With two more performances, Charlie dares to confront the fragility of life in this compelling work by Fleur Fitzpatrick.
Can beauty be found behind the toaster? Two lives in neighbouring rooms co-exist intricately in the same space onstage with this rock'n'roll love story, Blinkers.
2 Kiwis and a Spic shows us original NZ dance theatre at its best, opening Tuesday night at 6.30pm!
Get Cuffed takes the stage with a wickedly funny, one-woman cabaret featuring Bryony Skillington, opening Wednesday night.
A poetic slice of life on the streets comes to BATS on Friday night with Ruthie Bird and the King of Hearts.
Hail to the Thief opens on Saturday night, with the secular retelling of the Biblical story of King David and his adulterous affair with Bathsheba. Power, corruption and seduction blur the boundaries of right and wrong…
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THIS WEEK AT BATS


_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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_2 Kiwis and a Spic
Season: Tue 26 - Fri 29 February
Time: 6.30pm
Tickets: $16 full / $12 concession / $10 Fringe Addicts
Three dance works, united by extreme physicality and dramatic theatrics.
Katie Burton (Winner Best Dance Fringe 07), Maria Dabrowska (Honourable Mention Best Dance, Stand out Performer Fringe 07) and Mariana Rinaldi bring their miscellaneous choreographic talents from Auckland, Wellington and Argentina together for a premiere event at BATS Theatre, Fringe 08.
Original NZ dance theatre at its best
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_Get Cuffed
Season: Wed 27 February - Sat 1 March
Time: 9.45pm
Tickets: $16 full / $12 concession / $10 Fringe Addicts
“Lights come up slowly to reveal a scantily clad woman tied to a four poster bed. She is totally still for the first few minutes, then spits out the dradle stuffed firmly into her mouth and begins to sing…”
Meet Esther - she's single, she's sexy and she's ready to sing.
Get Cuffed is a light-hearted look at one woman’s romantic history. Tied to a bed (and waiting for a lover who may or may not return), Esther looks back over a string of affairs and broken dreams, performing 13 songs that range from hilarious to heartbreaking.
A wickedly funny, one-woman cabaret featuring Bryony Skillington.
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_Ruthie Bird and the King of Hearts
Season: Fri 29 February - Sat 8 March
Time: 8pm
Tickets: $16 full / $13 concession / $10 Fringe Addicts
In Ellie Smith’s first play, life is a constant battle for Ruthie Bird and her mentally impaired son. Survival and dreams are at the heart of this funny and moving portrayal of homeless people. Interspersed with live blues vocals, the four characters live through a day they will never forget.
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Hail to the Thief
Season: Sat 1 - Sat 8 March
Time: 6.15pm
Tickets: $16 full / $12 concession / $10 Fringe Addicts
By Philip Braithwaite
Directed by David Lawrence (King Lear, I.D)
The newest play from Philip Braithwaite (The Ghost of Woody Allen) re-tells the story of King David and his adulterous affair with Bathsheba. Explore the consequences of political appetite in this post-modern take on a biblical classic.
Has much has changed in 4000 years?
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_Win Stuff
Win a double pass to the opening night of Get Cuffed_! To enter, just tell us what Esther is tied to during the show!

Competition drawn randomly on Tuesday 26 February at 3pm

Congratulations to Jane who won a double pass to see Ternion last week!

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Mental Health Break
One for writing on your hand? Check out this for handy work!
And fridge magnet poetry goes up a level - see what you can come up with here
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!


BOOK NOW
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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