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Pick of the Fringe Winners


Pick of the Fringe Winners

Pick of the Fringe (POF) returns to Downstage for two weeks from 18-27 March. A team of four judges from Downstage attended over 88 performances and selected two remarkably different shows: Back/words and Wannabe

“Pick of the Fringe demonstrates how original, innovative and creative our artists are” says Downstage Director, Hilary Beaton. “This is the third season of POF which provides emerging artists with another means of profiling their talent and bridges the gap between working on the fringe and performing centre stage.”

Back/words is remarkable for its poignant content and innovative presentation. The company combined interviews with Wellingtonians of all ages and backgrounds in a compelling piece of storytelling. The actors listen to IPods throughout the show to accurately portray every nuance, breath, stutter, quirk and vocal pattern so the audience can immediately connect to the real person.

At 9 pm break out your dance moves because Wannabe is a glorious throwback to the Boy Bands of the 90s - the white shirts in the wind, screaming fans, the tunes, the dance moves, and the hair. Guy Langford comments on being selected for Pick of the Fringe: “We are honoured, delighted and excited. It’s great having the opportunity to restage Wannabe again so soon”

Pick of the Fringe
Dates: 18-27 MAR
Times: 7pm Back/words and 9pm Wannabe
Prices: See both shows for $40, or $20 to $25 per show.
Meet the Artists: Tue 22 Mar

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