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Waxing Lyrical Or Axing Maniacal?


Swinging from psychological thriller to romantic musicals, we've got it all this week!

You cannot miss the latest thriller, Handy Man [], from "very promising local playwright" Gavin McGibbon (John Smythe, Theatreview []). When the toilet of their bach floods, near-divorcees Richard and Clare need a plumber in the middle of nowhere. Dom turns out to be more than happy to oblige, so happy, in fact, that he won't leave… On at 6.30pm every night this week, it is a "drama that exhumes parts of ourselves we'd rather not reveal" (John Smythe, Theatreview []). A psychological thriller about isolation, love and a leaky toilet.

The Last 5 Years
[] by James Robert Brown shows "flawed people traversing common emotional experiences that may seems clichéd in drama but lend themselves well to a musical treatment" (John Smythe, Theatreview) [] With live musicians, watch as this musical works cleverly to reveal a relationship from start to finish, from finish to start. This captivating show is at 8.30pm each night, portraying modern romance in a compelling manner, both funny and poignant.


Handy Man []

Season: Tue 13 - Sat 24 May
Time: 6.30pm
Tickets: $16 full/ $13 concession

Let Me Lie to You presents
by Gavin McGibbon (NZ)
Produced by Simon Vincent

A long weekend, a remote bach and a married couple, sounds like a great escape. However for Richard and Clare it's anything but. With divorce looming, they're there to empty the place out, and just when they thought it couldn't get any worse... the toilet floods.

They need a plumber. In the middle of nowhere. But what will it cost them? Dom, however, turns out to be more than happy to oblige, so happy in fact, he won't leave...

Handy Man is a psychological thriller about isolation, love and a leaky toilet.

"Scary people have to come from somewhere- why not the Yellow Pages?"

From the writer of After Service and Stand Up Love.

"Classy Kiwi theatre"- Capital Times (After Service)

"Excellent"- Theatreview (Stand Up Love) BOOK NOW []

The Last Five Years

Season: Thurs 15 - Sat 24 May
Time: 8.30pm
Tickets: $20 full / $13 concession

A Musical by Jason Robert Brown

Produced by: totalTHEATRE

Directed by: Nigel EdgecombeA fresh and contemporary musical from Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown, The Last Five Years chronicles a young couple's romance in a compelling new way: her story starts at the end of their relationship; his begins on the day they meet. Funny and poignant, the show captures some of the most heartbreaking and exhilarating moments of modern romance. Starring Nigel Edgecombe and Sarah Lineham, with Musical Direction from Tom McLeod."Compulsively enjoyable ... Unpredictably heartfelt insights, energized by a seductive, rhythmic drive ... Poignant and ironic." -Linda Winer, The New York PostBOOK NOW []


Have a go, you never know, you could win free tickets to see a show!

If you book into see Handy Man
[] on a Tuesday or a Wednesday, you will go into the draw to win your tickets for free! (maxiumum of two tickets, opening night booking excluded). Winners will be notified when they come to collect their tickets. All you have to do is book []in for the show!

Win a double pass to see Handy Man
[] on Tuesday 20 May at 6.30pm! To be in the draw, just tell us which local playwright wrote this thriller!


Mental Health Break

If you're taking a break, a cup of coffee should help on this one - but don't feel too sheepish [] while checking your reaction times with this cute game.

Feeling forgetful] how simple it can be to get confused by the easiest of questions.

Have you come across a video clip or website that keeps you sane at work] 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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