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Destination Beehive: New Political Satire from Agnew & Parry

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Thursday 31 July 2014

Destination Beehive

Faster than a Flying Tweet! Bolder than an Anonymous Blog! Funnier than Dancing Cats on Youtube!

Pinky Agnew and Lorae Parry are back at Circa with Destination Beehive the capital’s answer to the silly questions this election is honourbound to deliver.

From the comedic writing partners who brought you The Candidates and Sex Drive comes a brand new, up to the minute political satire, live on stage with a host of new and familiar faces and more laughs than you could accidentally deliver as a low tier wannabe political party leader.

“It’s occurred to me that we should sue the politicians”, Agnew comments. “They seem to be making themselves so ridiculous. We’re the comedy writers – that should be our job!"

Despite this, Agnew says the seasoned duo are relishing turning election campaign bloopers, blunders and bad tweets into comedy fodder. “We’re writing a new show at a time when the country needs it most. We’re sharpening our wits on some quite frankly blunt objects that seem to be passing as politicians."

The pair play a variety of roles in their self-penned show, set in a television studio broadcasting a live election special in the fictional electorate of Port Nicholson. Dame Kate Harcourt also stars as a Gold Carded Winston Peters’ supporter. Carrie Green (No Naughty Bits, I Could Live Here), and Jack Buchanan (Mr McGee and The Biting Flea) also feature, playing a variety of roles.

Parry says the show will be fast-paced fun. “We’re mixing parodies of real political figures with fictional characters, and having them all interacting, vying for the audience’s vote – just like XFactor, but with more laughs!"

Agnew adds, “Our director, Jan Bolwell (Crows’ Feet, Bill Massey’s Tourists), is also a fantastic choreographer, and we’ve got the amazingly talented Michael Nicholas Williams (Grease, Dead Tragic) as our musical director, so we’ve got some great song and dance numbers. Kim Dotcom should take note…” This sharp political satire will be updated nightly as the election campaign unfolds, with music, dance, and beloved impressions aplenty what’s not to love? And, it finishes on election night.

Who will be the powerbroker? Who will be the jobless joker? You’ll meet the flip-floppers and the name droppers. The backsliders and the backstabbers. The naggers, the knockers, the pleasers and the sleazes, as they hurtle towards...


Destination Beehive
Dates: 29 August 20
September 2014
Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm
Sunday 4.30pm
Venue: Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Wellington
Tickets: Book now at or call 04 801 7992
Adult $46 Concession $38
Friends of Circa (until 21 September) $33
Groups 6+ $39
20+ $36
Under 25s $25


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