The Fringe Festival has officially started (YAY) and here is some publicity for shows that sent us their publicity. (Also check out the following – u can heal my life, Big J stylezFA’AAFA , Sound and Fury: Live Art party. )

Pardon me Alan Turing on at BATS Theatre to 4 March 2018

Thousands of gay men convicted of sexual offences were posthumously pardoned in July, but what has changed for these men? A new milestone for equality in the gay community and the key theme of Pardon Me Alan Turing.

My best dead friend on at BATS Theatre 5-9 March 2018

A powerful, autobiographical cross between stand-up comedy and theatre, My Best Dead Friend written and performed by Wellingtonian Anya Tate-Manning, is having its Wellington premiere this Festival. My Best Dead Friend dances between two moments in time; an attempted revolution on the streets of Dunedin in 1998 and a moment of great loss many years later. Growing up in Dunedin in the 90s Anya experienced first-hand the highs and lows of teenagers who lay outside the norm of the stoic, rugby-proud culture. It’s a true story about heart-breaking grief and enduring friendship

Poet vs pageant on at BATS Theatre 6-9 March 2018

Australian writer and performer Telia Nevile makes her New Zealand performance debut with Poet vs Pageant. Miss Congeniality meets Roald Dahl in  an award-winning storytelling show that resurrects the epic poem format, paints it in fake tan and drops it right in the deep end of a beauty pageant. Utilising a stripped-back style and wearing its’ heart firmly on its sleeve, this performance is a call to arms for anyone who’s ever felt socially awkward.

Phone whore (a one act play with frequent interruptions) on at BATS Theatre 10-13 March 2018

Award-winning US playwright (and sex activist and educator, sidewalk pornographer, and a former phone sex operator) Cameryn Moore brings her  slice-of-life comedy/drama solo play Phone Whore to BATS Theatre with an artist talkback following the show. Truth and taboo collide in this intimate visit with a phone sex operator. Sit back and buckle up.