• Past Productions

    Deep Space Naenae

    Soap Factory

    NZ Fringe Festival 2017

    BATS Theatre, Wellington

     

    "You won't regret it. This is impressively epic improv."

    Theatreview

     

    "The sense of watching a well-established troupe at work enhances the pleasure this performance gives. The audience is happily won over – and stays that way. "

    Theatreview

  • Taking Off The Bird Suit (2016 Edition)

    NZ International Comedy Festival 2016

    BATS Theatre, Wellington

    Original concept by Christine Brooks

     

    "All in all, there's a lot to love about Taking Off the Birdsuit. I love its mission. I love the structures that allow Birdsuit to free up new players; it's generous and I love seeing the way the different players are still figuring each other out in a way you don't always see with more established troupes.

     

    I love how this show is encouraging me to think about the theatre ecosystem in which I swim. It is fun and funny. And I want this work to go so much further."

    Theatreview

     

  • Awkward Threesome

    NZ Fringe Festival 2016

    BATS Theatre, Wellington

     

    Fringe Award Winner: Tastiest Show

     

    "It's remarkable how intuitively this threesome picks up on who is leading into the next part of which scenario. Each one balances assertive claiming of space and character with an admirable capacity to accept each other's offers and build on them."
    Theatreview

     

    “The bar is set high. Will the chemistry be just as good with the next mystery guests? Take the risk – it's bound to pay off.” — Theatreview

     

    “Can’t-look-away hilarity that surprises and delights”
    — Nelson Mail

     

  • Lyall Baywatch

    Soap Factory

    NZ Fringe Festival 2016

    Fringe at the Gryphon, Wellington

     

    "10 hours. 14 players. Countless moments of improvisational gold...

     

    By the cliffhanger ending of episode two, I'm hooked. The plot is too thick to describe; metaphors are now as deep as the ocean they are protecting. The 4 episodes I see each increase in depth and tension, and having to go to the foyer in between episodes feels like the buffering symbol on a Breaking Bad binge."
    —  Theatreview

     

  • Death Never Blinks

    NZ Fringe Festival 2016

    BATS Theatre, Wellington

     

    "A delightful, silly, and funny delve into a radio drama... Each performer fully invests in the melodramatic fun of this parody of classic film noir style detective stories."
    — Art Murmurs

  • Sam Smith in Laughing Gas

    NZ International Comedy Festival 2015

    Cavern Club, Wellington

    Q Theatre, Auckland

     

    "It's simply impossible not to like Smith. His cheeriness radiates across the cosy confines of the cellar at Q and although the show does seem a trifle haphazard at times, his unquenchable joie de vivre carries it on a high."

    Theatreview

     

  • Definitely Not The Babysitters Club

    BATS Theatre, Wellington

    NZ International Comedy Festival 2015

    Executive Produced by Kickin' Rad

     

    "The BSC was popular, and so is this show, so book in if you want to see it. And if you have only the most tenuous connection to the BSC, you really should go see it. It's wonderful.

    ...When there is the least suggestion of non-canon, the place feels like it is going to erupt. It is such a sensational tease, and maybe the most amazing feeling I've had in a theatre in a long, long time."

    Theatreview

     

    definitelynotwitches.co.nz

    @defsnotwitches

     

  • Definitely Not Witches

    BATS Theatre, Wellington

    NZ Fringe Festival 2015

    Executive Produced by Kickin' Rad

     

    "Definitely Not Witches is a show right in my wheelhouse... this group will be playing together again at the Comedy Festival in Definitely Not the Babysitters Club, and I'm pretty excited for that one. I'm keen to see them play together again. "

    Theatreview

     

    "When one performer greeted another: “Hello Mr Policeman, actually no, Ms Policewoman, there’s no reason for you to be a man just because you’re a police officer,” we laughed. But I thought that this, and many of their other asides, revealed a nuanced feminism, one that pokes sly fun at the patriarchy while poking holes in it.

    But gender politics played a very secondary role to the purpose of the evening – to make the audience laugh."

    Scoop

     

    definitelynotwitches.co.nz

    @defsnotwitches

     

  • 13: The Soap

    Fringe at the Gryphon, NZ Fringe 2015

     

    "The cast uniformly present well rounded characters and are great at keeping the narrative balls in the air... if you see them advertised, go, grab a beer and sit back for a wonderfully bumpy evening"

    Theatreview

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Suddenly Shakespeare

    Fringe at the Gryphon

    New Zealand Fringe Festival 2014, 2015

    Directed by Lyndon Hood

     

    @shakespearaoke

     

    "...there are some moments that really work. Like when Falstaff is searching for a cushion to use as a crown and finds a platypus cushion that squeaks. It is comic genius. Well chosen, props team and Falstaff... It's fun to take part and just geek out with other Shakespeare fans."

    Theatreview

     

  • Here's A Thing: Late Night Improv

    NZ Fringe Festival 2014

    Produced by Kickin' Rad

    Reprised at New Zealand Improv Festival 2014

     

    "In these scenes I see performers at the height of their powers – doing difficult things with grace and humour."

    Theatreview

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