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Little Town Liars - A new musical by Joshua Hopton Stewart


Narrator - Abigail Ennor. Photos by Jared Pallesen Creative Photography

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30 November, 2012

For release in conjunction with the Fringe Festival 2013.

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“I was abducted by aliens!”

Little Town Liars - A new musical by Joshua Hopton Stewart

Be ready to embrace the hilarious and innovative musical that will open 2013’s Fringe Festival in Wellington. From the theatre company who brought you the sell-out show, Society Slump Superstars, Fresh Dada presents Little Town Liars, written and directed by one of Wellington’s most talented up-and-coming creative’s, Joshua Hopton Stewart.

Little Town Liars will not only be the very first show of Wellington’s Fringe Festival but also the debut of BATS Theatre’s new venue location. The show will run from February 7th - 15th 2013 at BATS theatre, 8pm.

“It’s a huge honour that we’re opening the new BATS Theatre venue – we’re very excited to be a part of such a monumental time in the history of BATS,” says writer and director Joshua Hopton Stewart.

The show is set in Louisiana, 1956. It is the Halloween fair and the town is a buzz with excitement. The Austin kids – Belinda and Jake, along with their good friend Shirley, venture into the woods to take what they think are just innocent herbal pills. 3 days later, they wake up. What begins as a simple cover up, quickly snowballs into a case of mass hysteria within the town, where the excuse “I was abducted by aliens” becomes the popular excuse to cover up one’s wrongdoings.


Jake, Belinda and their friend Shirley (Left to right: Jared Pallesen, Ellie Neal, Annabel Harris)

Little Town Liars is a real tribute to Wellington’s creative arts industry with a cast of 12 enthusiastic and very talented kiwi performers, who have a knack for creating hysterical characters. “Our talented crew has been working hard to bring the beauty of 1950s America alive. The accents, the fashion, the architecture, the fads – it solicits such a specific atmosphere. Combining that with the hysteria of UFO culture, hallucinogenic drug-use, teenage pregnancy, adultery, embezzlement, and murder, Little Town Liars is set to be a chaotic mash of 1950s awesomeness,” Hopton Stewart says.

Tickets can be purchased from www.bats.co.nz/ticket-form/ door sales available.

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