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Last days of the 10th Monster Fringe – only 40 shows to go

Last days of the 10th Monster Fringe – only 40 shows to go!

The Fringe Festival is half way through it’s 11 day season and has already entertained thousands with a huge variety of shows ranging from contemporary dance to comedy and theatre. Festival director, Paul Smith, said he was very pleased with the response from audiences.

“The audience reaction has been fantastic with several shows selling out and a huge amount of positive feedback received. The 10th Monster Fringe is easily the biggest Festival we have ever presented with more international acts, more venues and a bigger Festival Hub.”

“We’ve pulled out all the stops for our 10th year and this last week will be huge. If you haven’t attended any shows yet, get out and experience the Festival while you still can. All these shows are here once and once only.”

The Festival Club restarts this Wednesday with Auckland alt-country rockers The Bads who are joined by local artists Tahu & the Takahes and Nick Knox. The Festival Club is hosted at Queens and runs until Saturday 23 March.

The Polson Higgs Comedy Club returns this Thursday with a brand new line-up featuring Simon McKinney and Billy T Award winner Nick Gibb as headliners. This is a line-up show that will feature five comedians. Hosted at the refurbished Municipal Chambers in the Octagon the Comedy Club is a guaranteed good night out.

Other special events include Spanish contemporary dance event Entomo which runs until Thursday at the Temple Gallery and Ngātahi – Know the links, a “rapumentary” by Dean Hapeta from Upper Hutt Posse. All this is of course in addition to our massive artist programme, which continues to amaze and astound audiences across Dunedin.

Tickets can be booked online at or on (for the Polson Higgs Comedy Club only). Full programme details available on our website Or pop down to the Festival Hub in the Octagon for an exhibition in five shipping containers and a free artist showcase at midday.


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