New Zealand Fringe Festival 2014de Sade, a tour through the depths of the darkest mind that ever existed, premieres as part of the
2014 New Zealand Fringe Festival and will be performed from 19-22 February at Fringe Bar, Allen Street. Alexander Sparrow – writer and comedian – will become the Marquis de Sade for four nights only. For everything you need to know about fetishism, sadism, and everything in between, de Sade will give you your fill on the writer of 120 Days of Sodom and Juliette.
Sparrow says, “The Marquis spent most of his life in prison, but imagine if he hadn’t. Imagine a school of sadism and rioting. This show will divide the masses – he wanted a republic, he wanted complete sexual freedom, he wanted a world that was impossible to build for the destruction it would cause.” A comedian and writer on the Wellington circuit, Sparrow's show is going to be a insane mix of sadistic acts, fetishism, history, and wit. “de Sade wasn’t just disgusting – he could be hilarious and cheeky too. There’s more to him than his books.”
This is an hour of chaotic ecstasy from the king of sadism himself. It’s time to tear apart society and screw in the streets. It’s time to rid ourselves of the monarchy. “It’s time, dear reader, to have a little fun.”
writer/performer, Alexander Sparrow:
Alexander Sparrow is a writer and comedian. He has performed in several shows in the New Zealand Fringe Festival and the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. As well as de Sade, Sparrow will perform another one man show in the 2014 Fringe called How To Pick Up Women, about the techniques of the world’s five greatest pick up artists. Alexander also has a solo show coming up in 2014’s International Comedy Festival.