Preview: Fringe shows to 11 March 2018

by librarykris on March 2, 2018

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.

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