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Gina Garvey in “Thunderplump”

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December 12, 2012

Wellington Fringe Festival and Gina Garvey presents

Gina Garvey in “Thunderplump”

Q: What do Jesus, Luke Skywalker and Freddie Mercury have in common?
A: Gina

Falling like a perfectly formed chocolate-dipped-story-telling-strawberry from the sky, comes Gina Garvey launching her first solo show at the 2013 Wellington Fringe Festival.

Gina says audiences will be taken firmly in hand and buckled in tightly on her story-telling RocketShip Matilda, as she takes them from the glamorous cul-de-sacs of Hamilton, to her ancestral cobbled streets of Italy.

“There are tall, wide and wobbly stories to tell, and whether the audience is laughing, crying or just mortified with embarrassment on my behalf when I recount some of my global yet personal mishaps, I think there will be a lot of damp spots on audience chairs – a reliable sign of a great show."

Gina’s training as an actor in the UK, and repeated performer on Shortland Street in New Zealand has led inextricably to her launching her first one-woman show.

“I was eating some home-made lasagne and thought, ‘why don’t I share these voices in my head, with an audience?’ It seemed like a good idea at the time."

Gina will be strapping on her most robust rubberized comedy-gusset as she takes to the stage, posing deeply philosophical questions that go to the heart of being human such as, "Why doesn't someone invent a petrol pump nozzle that doesn't drip?"

and “Should the computer message ‘DNS Server Error 404’ always be taken as a direct instruction to have a chocolate break, or only sometimes?"

Gina says, “If you like sitting in a La-Z-Boy on the beach, sipping a Margarita whilst someone rubs your tummy and whispers stories in your ear that make you giggle, then you have serious fantasy problems and need to get out more – come and see ThunderPlump!"

DETAILS
www.ginagarvey.com

Venue: The Fringe Bar, Cuba Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Dates: Wed 6th, Thurs 7th, Fri 8th, Sat 9th March, 2013 Time: 8.30pm
Tickets: Eventfinder.co.nz Keyword=ThunderPlump

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