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Fringe Cult-Hit Aunty Returns for Rowdy Family Get-Together


Created by Johanna Cosgrove

Fringe Cult-Hit Aunty Returns for Rowdy Family Get-Together

Hello Everyone It's Your Aunty Here, Family Bbq Will Be at Mine This Year. Bring a Plate But I'm on a Diet So Please Be Considerate. Byo Booze And Durries No Scabs This Year Thank You.

Winner of Best Comedy at the Auckland Fringe 2017, AUNTY visits BATS from the 3 - 7 October after a smash-hit season at The Basement in Auckland (12 - 16 Sep), more outrageous than ever. This one woman tornado is an homage to the Aunties we love, and love to hate.

As the sav starts pouring, new boyfriends are lovingly embarrassed, everyone in the audience is part of the whanau. The yarns are spun and drama ensues as we begin to question the attitudes and relationships with our own family.

Johanna Cosgrove, one half of the Wellington-based Nope Sisters and Toi Whakaari graduate, created AUNTY as a loving wake up call, saying, “I wanted to start a conversation around what’s often left unsaid at the family BBQ.”

Check out what AUNTY’s up to at

"Johanna Cosgrove is a non-stop monologue of thoughts, insults, memories, compliments, complaints and wine-sculling." - Theatreview

AUNTY plays
Dates: 3 - 7 October
Venue: Heyday Dome at BATS Theatre 1 Kent Terrace
Tickets: $15 - $20
Book online at or call (04) 802 4175


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