Pack your moonshine and 10-gallon hat, we’re makin’ a trip to the little ol’ town of Spork. After a run in with covid in 2022, Comedy Gold is back to restage Cocked and Loaded, naturally now titled Cocked and Reloaded. The folks behind When Booty Calls are dedicated to making silly, exciting, light entertainment that combines slapstick comedy, stunts, and puns for shows about our favourite genres, which brings us to the Wild Wild West.
How to Write an Album in 12 Hours is back with a rebrand, brought to us by Squash Co. Arts Collective and aptly titled One Night Band. Originally performed as part of MC Liam Kelly’s MFA project in 2018, the show has gone on to win multiple awards and pushes the boundaries of live music and live theatre. Taking place in The Dome at BATS Theatre, this season comprises some original members of the band, The Undercuts, and some new faces from the local scene. The concept is pretty straightforward; the band has 12 hours to write, record, and produce an album with an hour for each song, and a different rule for each hour. What follows is a truly unique experience.
Aotearoa New Zealand has a culture of driving and road trips. From family holidays around the various parts of the country to trips to visit family friends in rural areas, I’m sure we’ve all been stuck in a car with loved ones at some point in our lives. Land of the Long Long Drive is reminiscent of this as we follow three friends, Wētā (Emma Katene), Kārearea (Gabby Clark), and Tuna (Jthan Morgan), on their way to their friend’s coming out party – Gary the Gloworm (Kate Anderson) will turn into a Glow Fly! Along the way, there are trials and tribulations, predictions made true, and the friends must band together to reach their destination.
Sean Burnett Dugdale-Martin
Interrupting Cow is a new play by Sarah Delahunty NZOM with her sister Catherine Delahunty under Saggy Baggy Elephants and produced by Eleanor Strathern, A Mulled Whine. Two women are plagued with annoyance. Shoe laces and global starvation are set to push them over the edge. Cake and music kept behind red tape. We’re waiting for God knows what; lost in a puzzle of 395 million 729 thousand 346 pieces that's the size of a mini KitKat.
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