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Pity the Fool

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Don't miss out, don't be a fool - missing the last 3 comedy shows at BATS is the last thing you wanna do! That and making really lame rhymes...

Opening on Tuesday night at 8pm is Funk Rabbit, giving us fresh comedy with an old school funk. International improv comedy duo Funk Rabbit hail from Canada. They have made Wellington their home, beginning their journey together with Comedy in the Pit last year, so don't miss their slot in the Comedy Festival!

(Not) The All India Radio Show opens at 9.30pm on Tuesday, presenting a comic ‘live news show’. Complete with sensationalist headlines, the culturally sensitive human interest stories, the election campaign advertisements…it's all reinterpreted here for your subversive comic delight.

Opening at 6.30pm on Wednesday night, see Tim and Andy: An Adventure. Out of work actor Tim spends most of his time watching daytime soaps while Andy slaves away at Subway. Find out if the the fragile ecosystem of their mutual tolerance will survive when Andy is cast in the new Subway TV commercial....Check out the trailer here for a taste of what's to come.

In other news, BATS is seeking a new Front of House Manager and Publicist! If you have a passion for theatre and people and you're keen to become the new face and voice of BATS Theatre, drop in and pick up a job description now! Applications close Wednesday 14 May at 5pm.



Funk Rabbit

Season: Tue 6 - Sat 10 May
Time: 8pm
Tickets: $16 full/ $13 concession

International improv duo!

2 improvisers, 1 hour; endless possibilities.

From a single suggestion, Funk Rabbit weave together several stories and countless characters to create a spontaneous sweater set to keep you toasty with laughter.

Now with added DJ!


(Not) The All India Radio Show

Season: Tue 6 - Sat 10 May
Time: 9.30pm
Tickets: $16 full / $13 concession

Move over Simon and Wendy, look out Hilary and Mike - the Untouchables have taken over the airwaves! For the latest headlines, in-depth coverage, news and analysis, you don’t want to be looking here.

From the people who brought you The Lambuji and Tinguji Show and Yatra (nominated Most Original Production of the Year, Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards, 2004), it will be news like you’ve never seen it before …

Tim and Andy: An Adventure

Season: Wed 30 April - Sat 3 May
Time: 9.30pm
Tickets: $18 full / $13 concession

Have you ever lost a friend? Have you ever been so poor you couldn't afford a front door knob? Ever had to break up with a girl in a wheelchair while keeping within the boundaries of political-correctness? Or had your dreams of becoming a Subway poster-boy shattered by your egotistical flatmate? Tim and Andy have.

Join Nic Sampson and Joseph Moore for a solid hour of all of the above.



Win! Win! Win! "What can I win?", I hear you say. Only a double pass to see Tim and Andy: An Adventure of course! And what an adventure that will be. To be in the draw, just tell us who stars in this show.

This competition will be drawn randomly on Tuesday 6 May at 3pm.


Mental Health Break

The myth of Candy Mountain explored...never again will it be the same. Be prepared to annoy EVERYONE you work with.

Test your speed on the alphabet. Top speed so far is 3.54 seconds in our office....

Have you come across a video clip or website that keeps you sane at work? Let us know about it and we might pop it in a future BATSmail.


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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