ALL EVENTS IN AUCKLAND FRINGE 2017
Grab your mates, request a crap song and hit the dance floor for the dumbest night of fringe!
Tomás Ford is proudly the worst DJ in the world, returning with his idiotic super-club for a non-stop party. If you haven't had the dubious pleasure, it's pretty easy to explain. No good music is allowed. All requests are welcome, so long as they're crap.
Turn off the lights, turn up the harmony and wind back the clock about 500 years for a quick game of Choir in the Dark.
In DARKSONG, Renaissance composers get a modern-day treatment by a live eight-voice ensemble of New Zealand’s top choral singers, chanting through the darkness.
From Australasia's number 1 Trump impersonator (as seen on TVNZ's Breakfast, TV3's Story, and The Wall Street Journal) comes something completely different!
The Marquis de Sade was a pornographer and philosopher during the French Revolution: the word sadism comes from his name. Imprisoned for half his life, writing horrific books that would change society forever, you'd think he wouldn't have had a sense of humour. This show proves you wrong!
The world fell apart—but the dead boy won’t.
Dead Boys Are Blue is a post-modern weaving together of four stories, performance and songs that explore why it is easier to care for a dead boy than mankind.
Take to the streets and make a love story possible with this mobile phone-driven piece. You represent The Giftgivers, a bespoke courier service celebrating anniversaries and connecting couples separated by distance.
Following light installations in White Night, Art in the Dark, The Experiment and Art Week, this is the first full exhibition by Filament Eleven 11. Dissension Ascending is a visual exploration of heirachy and anarchy, within and without.
Descend into Q Vault for this immersive illumination.
Do you want to be enticed, seduced and charmed? Get up close and personal with a dreamer, an idealist. There will be broad cheeky grins, lounging movement and some magical moves. Also, it will be a place to question. Are you comfortable? Am I comfortable? We are bombarded with images everyday, perfect and idealistic. Dream Man explores how our private selves contradict the public image we project.
Join me for a showing of Dream Man, a contemporary dance solo set in an intimate gallery space.
Chris Prosser explains the background to the show: "I was never totally happy just playing the violin. Something was missing. Now I know what it is: I want to sing and act at the same time... Now I perform at the interface of violin and voice."
“Mr Prosser shows an astonishing talent for feverish improvisation.” - Taupo Times
Join Binge Culture on the unauthorised personal audio adventure of a lifetime. Painstakingly created to accompany your grocery shopping, experience a guerrilla adaptation of the Pocahontas story in your own local (brand nonspecific) supermarket. Featuring original songs and familiar characters. Open your eyes to the wonders of The New World.
Set in an old brothel and legendary noodle shop by the sea, Fish Saw takes you, the audience, to the mid-1950s and present day Japan where you'll meet characters like The Little Girl, Fish and The Hungry Ghost. There's a love story, a clown, idea of life and death and a good amount of noodles.
A string of gods are taking on physical form.
They are arriving for a long overdue session with a shrink.
Unpacking their experience, they are trying to process how their actions and inner worlds are manifesting in the human realm.
Award nominated comedians Ben Cleland and Matt Parker are feeling a bit stressed out. And they want to share their problems with you. Come along for an evening of venting about life, love and the cost of living in goddamn Auckland. Watch as we complain about the things which drive us nuts, with songs, stand up comedy, and sketches.
Defying all safe space, genderqueer performance act Michelle/Ryan of "Ze": queer as fuck! brings some unconventional comedy to the identity debate to prove that we're all humouring what makes each of us ridiculous.
A teenage gang of STDs – Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Chlamydia and HIV – escape their parents and enter a new urethra. But their partying ways are soon curtailed when they are stalked and killed, one-by- one, by a hideous monster. Is it the body’s white blood cells? Or is it something far more sinister…
Jane Doe is a participatory theatre show reflecting on rape culture in our communities.
Karin McCracken leads a public reading of a rape case trial transcript where audience members read as witnesses and lawyers, with pauses for the audience to text in their responses which are projected live.
“impactful, illuminating and disturbing” — The Tartan
Josie's Solo is a dance work choreographed and performed by Josie Archer with creative input from Kosta Bogoievski. The work was originally developed during their residency at SpaceVac, Mullae, Seoul.
Josie's Solo is an exploration of then and now. Her experience of Seoul and her return to Auckland.
Jubilation is a unique beast — an acapella gospel choir with a rock & roll heart.
We sing soul, blues and country-infused gospel, from the songbooks of Nina Simone, Tom Waits, Curtis Mayfield, Don McGlashan, Isaac Hayes, Blind Willie Jackson and Emmy Lou Harris.
This installation project uses multiple overlapping strands to form a dialogous interrogation of the narratives associated with gendered and liminal spaces, the process of image-making and place-making, and collaborative influences within art and architecture. The work constitutes a fertile visual response to the themes, using space, lighting, tension and gender to construct images and spaces.
A one-to-one encounter high up overlooking our city. Making its international debut from Britain, Q Theatre presents Lookout – an intimate encounter between an audience member and a performer.
Lookout is created by London artist, curator and writer Andy Field in a collaboration with children from a local Auckland primary school.
Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe.
Shetland Comedian Marjolein Robertson has headed from her Scottish home, where she lives with her Mam, Dad, Sister, Brother-In-Law and Niece, to New Zealand, to stay with her cousins.
Mea Tau. Weapon. Craftsmanship, masculinity, forging, skill. Both life-granting and life-taking, bringing connection to our place in this earth. What will your hands bring to these weapons? Elijah Kennar (How we Tessellate, Risk taking Choreographer Award 2015 - S+S) works with Trisha Brown’s ‘Locus Score’ and explores our fine lines between subjectivity and objectivity.
A story of love, loss and a little bit of wackiness.
A new exhibition has come to town: “The Museum of Broken Relationships” from Zagreb. Pedro, the town’s museum archivist is heartbroken from the sudden death of his beloved wife. Eclipsed by the moon, we follow Pedro crossing from his loss to a new life, with help from the provocative and wild museum workers. ‘Moonbridge’ entwines fantasy & reality as exhibits become real and stories from the ancient and near past, that thrust Pedro into historical encounters that propel him back to life, love and the moon.
'Once There Was a Woman' is an evocative telling by a traveller on an epic journey to find 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. Bittersweet, punctuated with humour, 'Once There Was A Woman' uses physical theatre to reveal how extraordinary the ordinary is - it is a tale of kindness and letting go.
Performed by Beth Kayes
On the 24th December 2013, computer pioneer and codebreaker Alan Turing was given a posthumous royal pardon.
On the 25th May 1895 Oscar Wilde was convicted and sentenced to two years' hard labour for the same crime: gross indecency. But where is his pardon? And where is the pardon for the other seventy-five thousand men convicted under the same law?
House of Sand’s first work, and the first solo show from award-winning emerging star of the cross-artform stage Eliza Sanders - Pedal is where the journey to Castles began. Pedal charts the first part of an archetypal journey of discovery... in a completely a-typical way.
“Sanders’ work offers a new experience in the lexicon of dance.” - CanberraCriticsCircle