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Written and performed by Yvette Parsons and Thomas Sainsbury
presented by Pandora Productions

at The Basement, Lower Greys Ave, Auckland
From 21 Feb 2013 to 23 Feb 2013

The Basement Studio, Lower Greys Ave, Auckland
From 2 Apr 2013 to 6 Apr 2013

BATS Theatre (Out Of Site), Cnr Cuba & Dixon, Wellington
From 8 Oct 2013 to 12 Oct 2013

Reviewed by:  Heidi North-BaileyJames Wenley (Theatre Scenes - Auckland Theatre Blog); Jan MareeJohn SmytheLaurie Atkinson [Reproduced with permission of Fairfax Media] (The Dominion Post);


Come down to the Basement… and see the pretty dollies - in Parsons and Sainsbury's horror comedy Dolly Mixture. Three shows only from Thursday 21st February.

Psychic siblings Crispin and Misty-Lou Melville share an uncanny bond – and a family membership of the Rototuna Doll Collectors Association. But when a malevolent presence manifests in their twisted lives, the Melvilles turn to Satan, as a thousand glittering eyes watch from the darkness…

Yvette Parsons and Thomas Sainsbury join outrageous forces in a demented horror comedy.

Think Chucky meets Suspiria meets The Ingham twins.

Yvette Parsons won the hearts of audiences throughout New Zealand with her tour-de-force solo show Silent Night, (for which she was nominated for the Chapman Tripp Actress of the Year Award and Most Outstanding Performance in 2012). Her appearances in the TV3 hit comedy series Super City, Comedy Festival favourite Dan Is Dead I Am A Yeti, Entertaining Mr Sloane, Toys, Dance Troupe Supreme, The House Of Bernada Alba and the legendary Gas have established her as an audience favourite.

Thomas Sainsbury's plays have been performed in New Zealand, Australia, UK, U.S, Greece and France. His plays Loser, The Christmas Monologues and The Mall have been published by PlayPress.

In 2011 Tom was nominated for the Playmarket Capital E Outstanding New NZ Play of the Year for his play Joseph and Mahina. He co-wrote the critically acclaimed TV3 comedy Super City and is currently working on the second series.

WARNING: Content may offend. Contains nudity, offensive language and strobe lighting - R16

Auckland Fringe runs from 15 February to 10 March 2013. For more Auckland Fringe information go to

21st -23rd February at 8:30pm
Venue: Basement Theatre, Lower Greys Avenue Auckland CBD
Ticket Price $20 (Service fee may apply)
Bookings: iTicket -  Ph 361 1000  

2nd – 6th April 2013 at 7pm
The Basement Studio
Ticket Price: $ 15 - $20 (Service fee may apply)
Bookings: iTicket -  Ph 361 1000  


"If you like your theatre twisted, gruesome, smart, stupid and splendid – a thoroughly revolting romp with plenty of laughs – I recommend you get to the website and purchase your ticket as soon as possible" - Jan Maree, Theatreview 

Note: Dolly Mixture is strictly Adults Only.

 BATS Theatre
Bats Out-of–Site, cnr Cuba & Dixon Streets, Wellington 

Tue 08 Oct - Sat 12 Oct 2013, 8:00pm

Ticket Prices 
Full $18.00 | Concession $15.00  | Group 6+ $14.00

Assistant director: Timothy Blake