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Home / The Hilarious Comedy About How I Nearly Killed Myself / A Play About How I Nearly Died But Didn't Then Learned a Lot About Life Afterwards by Freya Desmarais

From the company that brought you There's So Much To Live For (Fringe 2011) and 6 Little Plays 4 Christchurch (BATS, 2011)...

Based on a true story, this one woman play follows Freya Desmarais in her journey to rock bottom and back.

This ‘mental’ drama/comedy is coloured by life lessons that apply to anyone who has ever felt inadequate or unsure of themselves (hint: everybody. So it’s real good and stuff eh and you can totally relate to it. Not that you should feel inadequate or unsure of yourself, because you're unbelievably fabulous. Don't forget it.)

Directed by talented newcomer Penny Lawrence and produced by Abby Rainbow (yes that is her real last name), Home sets out to address the serious and extremely topical issues of depression, suicide and mental illness in New Zealand – how we deal with it as individuals, as a community and as a nation (spoiler alert: ah, not really that well tbh. Like, no offense.)

Beginning in darkness and making the journey back to light, Home is a deeply personal story that pulls no punches, and is told with an absolute commitment to truth, humour and true love – the love you must find for yourself. Nawww.

"New co-op on the block Hungry Mile Theatre... brings a whole new voice to our contemporary theatre scene... well worth engaging with."
"...stakes its idiosyncratic claim for our attention and approval..."
- John Smythe, Theatreview

"[the] concept is fresh and original and the actors in this new theatre group have the potential for a bright future."
- Ewen Coleman, Dominion Post

Writer / performer: Freya Desmarais
Director / lighting design / set design: Penny Lawrence
Producer / Stage Manager: Abby Rainbow
Sound Design : Anna Madeleine

BATS Theatre
February, 20, 21, 22, 23
Full ticket $16 , Concession $13 , Addict Card $12
BATS Theatre
04 802 4175


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