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In five more days Apollo 13: Mission Control will launch at BATS, first of the 2008 STAB season shows. The countdown has already begun for the most interactive show you'll ever be part of, opening this Saturday 18 October. There'll also be a Public Preview on Friday, for more info scroll below.

Apollo 13: Mission Control is gonna be one epic show that's gonna rock! Already the theatre has been transformed into a Mission Control room at NASA's Houston base. Think old school retro computers, massive as video screens and so many other features I don't even know the name of. It's like walking through a time warp into the early seventies. Raid that wardrobe, throw your best retro look and grab a box of spaceman candies at the candy bar and you're set!

With your own computer console, you will have to work together and bring those stranded astronauts home.

Have you booked yet? You don't want to get left behind! Grab an Explorer Pass and you can see both STAB shows, Apollo 13: Mission Control and Heat for only $26

The Apollo 13: Mission Control soundtrack composed by Lawrence Arabia can be bought from the BATS Box Office for $10.

Avoid the madness, skip the rush, grab you tickets in advance.

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This Week at BATS

Apollo 13: Mission Control

Season: Saturday 18 October - Saturday 1 November (no show
Tickets: $20 full / $13 concession / $15 groups (10+) or get an
explorer pass to see both STAB shows for just $26!
Time: 8pm
Preview: Friday 17 October, 8pm, tickets just $13

Can You Bring Them Home?
The Interactive theatre experience of 2008.

APOLLO 13: Mission Control is a live film on stage, placing the audience into the heart of the action as HASA's Mission Control team, and pushing the boundaries for theatre in New Zealand.

Featuring Jason Whyte, Brad Knewstubb, Kip Chapman, Rachel Forman, Michael Whalley, Ryan O'Kane and Rob Larsen.


Win an Explorer Pass

Win tickets to the two hottest shows in town.
We are giving one double Explorer Passes to the 2008 STAB shows
at BATS Theatre.
Apollo 13: Mission Control and Heat.

To be in to win tell us how many Apollo missions were undertaken?

Entries close at 12pm Wednesday 22 October.

The Pit Bar

The Pit Bar will be closed this week and will open on Friday 17 October for the Apollo 13: Mission Control preview night.

Mental Health Break

Check out this music video
[] by Lawrence Arabia featuring some of the Hackman crew. Bonus points for you if you can spot the BATS Staff in there.

This one sees our primate friends re enact a moment from the film
Apollo 13 [].

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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