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No Naughty Bits

No Naughty Bits

By Steven Thompson
Directed by ROSS JOLLY

MONTY PYTHON
v American Broadcasting Company


A gloriously funny re-imagining of a real-life event, No Naughty Bits illuminates and celebrates the comic genius of Monty Python.

The New Zealand première
Opens in CIRCA ONE
Saturday 10th August 8pm

December 1975: Monty Python’s Flying Circus is an icon of British humor, loved by millions. And now the show is set to air coast to coast on American TV networks … but someone has cut out all the naughty bits!
Outraged, Pythons Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam take a plane, take a lawyer, and take on the networks in court – to try to keep the naughty bits in!

Playwright Steve Thompson, was by amazing coincidence, reading Michael Palin’s published diaries when the Hampstead Theatre in London offered him a commission. The bizarre court case that took place in New York in 1975 had until then been a forgotten episode in the history of humour, but to Thompson who worked a lot in television (Sherlock, Silk, Doctor Who) the absurdities of the clash of sexual mores, the differing senses of humour, and the complex misunderstandings implicit in the Anglo-American relationship were a perfect opportunity to have some fun, while making some serious points about freedom of expression, artistic integrity and the elusive brilliance of laugh-out-loud comedy.

Intelligent, irreverent, and genuinely funny, No Naughty Bits is a snappy, highly entertaining comedy – with a sting in its tail. The perfect recipe for a great night out!

“The combination of seriousness and silliness works tremendously well, and the show really lifts off.” – Financial Times

“Comedy with sharp teeth disguised by a silly grin”.– Wall Street Journal

Starring a great cast of seasoned comic actors, and introducing a couple of new faces to the Circa stage: ANDREW FOSTER, GAVIN RUTHERFORD, EMMA KINANE, JASON WHYTE, STEPHEN PAPPS, CARRIE GREEN, STEPHEN GLEDHILL, ALEX GREIG



The DOMINION POST season of
NO NAUGHTY BITS
By STEVE THOMPSON
Directed by ROSS JOLLY


Starring: ANDREW FOSTER, GAVIN RUTHERFORD, EMMA KINANE, JASON WHYTE, STEPHEN PAPPS, CARRIE GREEN, STEPHEN GLEDHILL, ALEX GREIG

Set Design - John Hodgkins; Lighting Design – Marcus McShane; Costume Design – Sheila Horton; AV Design - Johann Nortje


// 14th SEPTEMBER – 12th OCTOBER
1 Taranaki Street, Wellington


$25 SPECIALS - Sunday 15th September – 4pm; Thursday 19th September – 8pm

AFTER SHOW FORUM – Tuesday 17th September

Performance times: Tuesday & Wednesday - 6.30pm
Thursday, Friday, Saturday - 8pm
Sunday - 4pm

Ticket Prices: Adults - $46; Concessions - $38; Friends of Circa - $33
Under 25s - $25; Groups 6+ - $39

Contains some coarse language.


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