Stages of Fear - BATS Theatre - October
Media Release: For Immediate Use
Presented by Slave Labour Productions, Making Friends Collective, my accomplice and Pat-A-Cake Productions
We all like to be scared. It reminds us that we’re safe.
This October, four of Wellington’s most exciting young theatre companies are teaming up to bring to BATS a unique quartet of horror experiences, just in time for Halloween.
With four short pieces by the respective companies, separated by a brief interval, audiences will be treated to a dynamic collection of fear-inspired theatre - both scripted and devised.
Provocative, adrenalising, disgusting, shocking, and terrifying, the lineup is as follows:
Slave Labour Productions presents: I Can Hear Them in the Walls
Slave Labour kicks off Stages of Fear with a tale of terror in which a troubled woman living alone seeks help for her insomnia after hearing strange noises in the walls of her home. After unsuccessful exterminations, she enlists professional, medical help when her sanity is pushed to its limit. It soon becomes apparent however, that the noises are the least of her problems, and the 'help' isn't all what it appears to be.
Pat-a-Cake Productions presents: Undergrowth
Nightmares aren't just your irrational fears noticing you. They are...
But when did we stop looking for monsters under the bed?
It's dark and you're in charge of the torch.
Shine it on the shadows of your paranoia...
You can scare yourself better than anyone
Making Friends Collective present: Hole
Kurt and Jess Morrison are a nice couple with a nice house in a nice neighbourhood. They're also powerless to stop their suburban idyll from being invaded by the abrasive, aggressive Constable Hape, a police officer looking for something and refusing to explain herself. But Constable Hape isn't the only one with secrets...and this house isn't one for keeping secrets quiet.
Making Friends Collective continue their investigations into the theatrical form and the dark ironies of the everyday with this grim tale of status quos and the darkness they hide, bringing horror to the Wellington theatre audience through collaboration and invention.
my accomplice presents: PANICDOTES
There is a microphone.
There is an envelope.
Written on the envelope: READ ME.
The company waits expectantly for an audience member to read it.
My Accomplice, winners of Best Theatre at this year's Dunedin Fringe and Best Design at this year's Wellington Fringe, want to tell you some stories. Some scary stories about real life, about real things. These are real stories. And they want you to tell some scary stories. If you don't have any before this show, then you certainly will after.
8pm, Friday 17th -
Saturday 19th / Friday 24th - Saturday 26th
BATS Theatre - Corner of Cuba and Dixon Streets
tickets: $18 / $14 / Groups 6+ $13
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Stages of Fear
17th - 19th / 24th - 26th October