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The winter chill didn't stop the audience from heading down to BATS last week to catch Thomas Sainsbury's double bill The Mall and LUV which received rave reviews.

We've cranked up the heat in the theatre for this week with two world premieres of New Zealand Theatre. Black Tuesday opening tomorrow on Tuesday (now is that some spooky co-incidence or genius programming ?) and Diane Spodarek's Winter opening on Thursday.

Vote for us for in the Captial Times Best of Wellington 2008 [] readers' poll for Best Theatre and for The Pit Bar as we coninue to be this country's most accessible professional theatre for both audience and practioners by supporting and presenting new New Zealand work. (I just love cut and paste!)

Love BATSxx


In this issue:

- Black Tuesday
- Winter
- The Pit Bar
- TONIGHT Conversation with Simon Ferry
- Mental Health Break

Black Tuesday []

Written by Richard Dey and Felix Preval

Directed by Rachel Lenart

Season: Tueday 29 July - Saturday 9 August 6.30pm

Tickets $13 concession/$13 group of 8+

From the makers of Bouncing With Billie, Sensible Susan and the Queen's Merkin and Chapman Tripp nominated A Bright Room Called Day a powerful production about the event that marked the end of a long struggle between workers, unionists, 'Scabs' and police. BOOK NOW [book[at]]

Winter []

Written by Diane Spoderek
Directed by Sally Richards

Season: Thursday 31 July - Saturday 9 August 8.30pm

Tickets $18 Full/$12 concession and groups 8+

A sharp, dark and humorous drama about cultural differences between the U.S and New Zealand.

BOOK NOW [book[at]]

The Pit Bar

Robot Party vs Show Pony is Ruth Korver's exhibition up right now and Halva Eve are coming in to do an acoustic set on Friday. We're also marking the opening of Black Tuesday on Tuesday and Winter on Thursday with a new warming beverage - New Zealand's own Milford Single Malt Whisky. So pop in for a nip this week at The Pit Bar.

xx The Pit Bar Man(ager)

p.s the heater's on!

TONIGHT Conversation with Simon Ferry

Simon Ferry is the Artistic Director of Centrepoint Theatre and is also an actor, director,farmer and writer.

Find out what makes him tick as a practioner and why he is leaving Centrepoint in CONVERSATION at BATS Theatre at 7pm.

CONVERSATION is a series of monthly conversations with leading theatre artists and practitioners. There will be no admission charge but we will be asking for koha towards costs. We are not pre-booking seats so admittance will be on first come first served basis.


Win tickets for two to see Winter on opening night Thursday 31 July.To be into win tell us who the writer and director of Winter is.The Winner will be drawn on Wednesday 30 July at 12 noon.ENTER NOW [book[at]]

Mental Health Break

A sweet, short and small clip with shadows. []


To book for any performance at BATS simply email book[at] [book[at]] 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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