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This week at BATS

This week at BATS

Glorious Chalk Coming right up... and in The Pit Bar.
Win cool stuff! Mental Health Break Glorious

by Richard Huber

FINAL WEEK!! until Saturday 27th August @ 8.30pm

$18 / $13 / $14 Groups 6+

"clever, stylish, well produced and crisply performed with wit and panache." (John Smythe - Theatreview)

"It's more than glorious, it's brilliant" (Otago Daily Times)

When Gloria Lord, a rich, bored socialite meets would-be writer Jimmy, she decides there and then that she will marry him - no matter what he says. A sophisticated (and slapstick), screwball comedy from New Zealand writer Richard Huber.

Starring Anya Tate-Manning (McKenzie Country) and Sam Bunkall (Pirate vs Ninjas)



by Isla Adamson and Josephine Stewart-Tewhiu

OPENS TUESDAY!! until Saturday 27th August @ 6.30pm

$18 / $13

"Wonderful to watch and thoroughly engrossing" (Theatreview)

The staff and residents of Shady Meadows Retirement Home invite you to come visit Nana...

Another award winning treat from the creators of 2010 Fringe hit Ruby Tuesday and directed by Abigail Greenwood (The Height of the Eiffel Tower).


Coming right up...


by Dean Parker

Wednesday 30th August - Saturday 10th September @ 6pm

$18 / $14

The true story of New Zealand's most evil prime minister ever! An epic, expressionist biography of Muldoon, taking us from his pro -Labour childhood in 1920s Auckland through to his inevitable downfall in 1984.

From the writer of the controversial hit The Hollow Men and director David Lawrence.


and in The Pit Bar...

The Pit was defintely the cosiest little bar in Wellington last week, and proved to be the perfect place to shelter from the winter chill! Now that it's a bit warmer this week, come on in and make a night of it!


Opening night for Chalk, plus happy hour from 5.30pm.


Another happy hour from 5.30pm!


Closing nights for Chalk and Glorious - should be a big one...

Win cool stuff!

Was Robert Muldoon really NZs most evil Prime Minister ever? To be in to win a double pass to the opening of slouching toward bethlehem and find out, simply tell me your favourite fictional evil leader. For me it's a tie between Darth Vader and Sauron. I'm a geek...

Congrats to last weeks winner Julia Capon who will be joining us for the opening night of Chalk. Awesome!


Mental Health Break

A new album from some of your all time favourite artists. []

Cool stuff. []

Silence!!! []

Remember that time it snowed? []

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