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'tut': A Possum Walks into a Tomb

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20 November 2013

A Possum Walks into a Tomb

Wellington, New Zealand

Writer, performer, and comedian Alice May Connolly's (Vampimple, Gunplay, We Just Want People to Like Us) new theatre work, 'tut', will be performed during the 2014 Wellington Fringe Festival, 26 Feb - 1 Mar, 7pm, People's Cinema 57 Manners Street. Entrance is by koha. To secure seats email Alice at alicemayconnolly+fringe@gmail.com.

Tragedy strikes and a possum flees her home only to find herself in the tomb of an Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh. 'tut' is an enchanting story of two very different creatures misunderstanding each other most of the time, yet when the youngest and coolest dead pharaoh alive invites them to throw him a party, they form a 'special' bond.

Influenced by myth, fairy tale, and dance, Connolly brings a new slice of low-fi imagination to the 2014 NZ Fringe Festival. "I really like to dance", she says, "I find it makes me feel the most present I can be, it's a great feeling and I'm very self-conscious of not being it. There's a link between my love of dance and this memory I have when I was six of enthusiastically asking my Dad to take me to church that I want to explore. I think it's got something to do with this incredible sanguinity I haven't been able to shake for ages".

'tut' is being developed through EAT (the Emerging Artists Trust), with guidance and mentorship from Gavin McGibbon (Hamlet Dies at the End, Holding On, Con).

'tut' precedes Hamish Parkinson and Eli Matthewson's Velcro City at People's Cinema. An evening of Surrealist Comedy awaits.

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