Fringe Festival 2019 at Te Auaha

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Te Auaha is excited to host eleven shows over the month of March as part of the NZ Fringe Festival 2019.

Meander On

Opium Entertainment
Friday 1 to Monday 4 March
8:00pm - 8:50pm

Choreographed by dance graduates of Whitireia, and dancers from the Wellington arts community, this show is not to be missed. Our story tracks the moon cycle, its transformative energies and the journey of eleven sisters, as they explore what it means to be unapologetically her. 

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Once There Was a Woman

Friday 1 to Sunday 3 March
6:00pm - 4:00pm

In the search for her lost Mother memories are traded for access to destinations, imagination is the fuel and a true telling is the final exit point from grief. Once There Was a Woman uses story-telling and physical theatre to reveal how extraordinary the ordinary is-it is a tale of kindness and letting go.

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Bollards and the Comedy of Hyperindustrialisation

Andrew Choate
Tuesday 5 to Saturday 9 March

Winner of Best Visual/ Performance Art Award and the Warwick Broadhead Memorial Award at the 2016 Dunedin Fringe Festival. This will be his first time performing in Wellington. 


I Never Through I'd Have to Explain it All

Public Fodder Theatre Co.
Tuesday 5 to Saturday 9 March
6:30pm - 7:20pm

In 1999, authorities discovered that Keli Lane, a 23 year old high-performance athlete and Sydney socialite, had given birth to a child she couldn't account for. The nine-year nationwide search for baby Tegan found no trace of the child, but it did unearth enough secrets and lies to land Keli behind bars. 

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Tangata Circus Company
Wednesday 6 to Saturday 9 March
8:00pm - 8:50pm

A trio of characters trapped in their daily routines discover the possibilities that surround them. REAL[ISE] explores the idea that we are all outsiders in one way or another and that our power lies strongest together. 

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Racing Sloths Productions
Tuesday 12 to Saturday 16 March
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Catch the show that took the top prize in North America’s 2 largest Fringe festivals with it’s crazy cross genre appeal!

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Only Bones v1.0

Kallo Collective
Tuesday 12 to Saturday 16 March
7:00pm - 7:45pm & 8:30pm - 9:15pm

Monckton’s stage is one metre square. There’s a chair, a lamp and a circle on the floor. With its quirky, low-tech aesthetic and using just his bendy, bickering, wiggling hands and seemingly uncontrollable face, Monckton creates an exquisite piece of micro-physical theatre unlike anything you’ve seen.

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Girls Girls Girls

Bonnie Curtis Projects
Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 March
8:00pm - 9:00pm Thurs & Sun
9:30pm - 10:30pm Fri & Sat

Join us as we jump down the parody rabbit hole into the world of GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS where you'll laugh, cry and never look at balloons the same way.


Missing Lids

Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 March
7:00pm - 7:45pm

Missing Lids debuted in 2018 at the Basement Theatre in Auckland. With great success, Discotheque offers a second season to Wellington.


1000 Rhymes per hour - MC Hammersmith's Magical Freestyle Factory

MC Hammersmith
Wednesday 20 to Saturday 23 March
8:30pm - 9:30pm

MC Hammersmith (a.k.a. Will Naameh, the tall skinny one from Men With Coconuts, Spontaneous Sherlock and Spontaneous Potter) is an award-winning freestyle rap comedian. He is the world’s leading gangster rapper to ever emerge from the ghetto of middle class white west London.

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Muscle Mouth
Wednesday 20 to Saturday 23 March
8:00pm - 8:55pm

Performed by leading NZ dancers Ross McCormack and Luke Hanna, System takes place in a room given life and power through a rich collaboration of precision-led choreography, intelligent lighting, and a highly detailed sonic and audio-visual landscape.

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