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Velcro City:


Hamish Parkinson and Eli Matthewson

Velcro City – Media Release
Velcro is back from the 80s and more time efficient than ever!


Get ready for the visual and comedic feast of the Fringe: Velcro City.

Velcro City is a live-action cartoon following the lives of citizens in a city held together by hooks and hoops. Get set for a visual and comedic feast, with the entire set and costumes drawn in wicked Crayola felt-tips. Two time winners of ‘Best Comedy’ at the Auckland Fringe,* Eli and Hamish don onesie jumpsuits covered in Velcro strips to portray dozens of characters in the story of a city turned on its head.

“World class performances and genuinely funny”
– Rhys Darby

“A delight to watch”
– theatreview.org.nz

“Another slam dunk comedy from Matthewson and Parkinson”
- Lumiere

Eli Matthewson is a comedian, actor and writer originally from Christchurch. In 2013 he was a Billy T Nominee, a presenter for TVNZ’s U-Live and U-Late, and has written for both 7 Days and Jono and Ben at 10. He has performed at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe and holds a BPSA in Acting from Unitec.

Hamish Parkinson is an actor, comedian, writer and director who recently graduated with a MA in Creative Writing from Victoria University. He also holds a BFA in Film from Canterbury University and has directed music videos for Mount Pleasant, Grouper and Lowlands. He has twice performed at the Edinburgh fringe festival and has worked professionally at the Court Theatre and the Fortune Theatre.


*’Best Comedy 2011 – Square Eye Pair, Best Comedy 2013 – Velcro City

Velcro City plays as part of the New Zealand Fringe

26th Feb - 1st March at 8.30pm

People’s Cinema

Entry by koha on door


ENDS

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