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Can't get enough of BATS

Can't get enough of BATS

It’s been an awesome week at BATS. Two knock out hit International shows, killer rave reviews and some of the hottest and happening talents of Wellington all under one roof. The audience just can’t get enough of Mr Marmalade and The Little Tragedies.

“..A pithy, sugary treat that is sure to excite your theatrical tastebuds...” Thomas La Hood (theatreview) And excite your tastebuds it will. Mr Marmalade is so sweet it will leave you with a high. Check out the review here.

Showing til this Saturday is The Little Tragedies, “A startling production that is modern, lyrical, and timeless” Laurie Atkinson (The Dominion Post). The epic Russian tale gets a modern interpretation and as the reviewer put it. “Anyone who appreciates a well-told tale should see it…. That’s all of yas !”
Conversation tonight is with Paul McLaughlin. Read below for more details. The Woolshed Sessions is booking out so quickly that we have added an extra Sunday night show on Sunday 12 October 7pm.

Feeling inspired? Are those creative juices over flowing? looking for a date to work towards? Fringe Applications are due this Wednesday 1 October. Email Steph with your fabulous ideas and proposals.
Love: BATSxxx


_Conversation with Paul McLaughlin
Come down to BATS, grab a drink or two at The Pit Bar and have a Conversation with Paul McLaughlin tonight.
You might have seen him on TV shows such as Jackson's Wharf or Seven Periods with Mr. Gormsby, with a CV of 11 years of work as an actor. Over 35 professional stage productions, a grad of Otago Uni and Toi Whakaari/The NZ Drama School, you don't want to miss this fourth installment of conversation.
You can also catch up on some of the past Converstions with Jo Randerson or Simon Ferry online here.

_Mr Marmalade
By Noah Haidle
Directed by Sophie Roberts
Season: Thursday 29 September– Saturday 11 October (no show Sun/Mon)
Time: 7pm
Tickets: $18 full / $12 concession, groups (10+)

The international hit play from the director of the award-winning Blinkers, Mr Marmalade is a surreal, fantastical exploration on the themes of family, identity and understanding. It is for anyone who has ever been a child, or has ever thought about becoming one again.

_The Little Tragedies
By Alexander Pushkin
Directed by Slava Stepnov
Season: Tuesday 23 September – Saturday 4 October (no show Sun/Mon)
Time: 9.30pm
Tickets: $18 full / $12 concession & groups 8+

Theatre of Glorious Abandon (NZ) and New York’s STEPS Theatre present The Little Tragedies, a modern interpretation on themes of vice and virtue, money and rivalry, love and death. Alexander Pushkin’s Russian masterpiece about free will, fate, and the human obsessions that continue to haunt us even two hundred years after the “little tragedies” were first written.

_Win Tickets to The Little Tragedies
Want to see three punchy short dramas in one play ? Win a double pass for two to see The Little Tragedies on Thursday 2 October at 9.30pm.
To enter the competition tell us who wrote The Little Tragedies.

_The Pit Bar
The Concerned Residents will be playing this Friday at The Pit Bar. Come on over and check out the fabulous sounds from 11pm onwards and there is also ofcourse Scrabble on Tuesday.

To book for any performance at BATS email
with your name, the show, date and number of tickets. We will reply to confirm your booking and you can pay when you come to the show. Choice!

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