THE SILLY HAT SAUSAGE SIZZLE SPECTACULAR BIRTHDAY BASH BONANZA EXTRAVAGANZA
presented by Bazza and Dazza
at The Basement, Lower Greys Ave, Auckland
From 4 Mar 2013 to 6 Mar 2013
Reviewed by: Jan Maree;
IT'S OUR BIRTHDAY AND EVERYONE'S INVITED!
Come along to a birthday bash on the 4th (5th and even 6th of March) like no other – bring a silly hat and a get a sausage in ya. Prepare to compete for prizes, play some games and have a good sing song sing-along in this risqué cabaret noir. Brimming with dance, puppetry and character comedy, Bazza and Dazza will lead you through their dark and surreal world where bad taste runs supreme.
Drawing on outrageous drag, cute puppets and gob-smackingly close to the bone humour, this frightfully original comedy show is full of quick changes, audience participation and a hair-raising Thai ping-pong experience…
Bazza and Dazza are a pair of unlikely ginger misfits, and bring you a madcap hour of fun to celebrate their birthdays in style. Homemade puppets will serenade you, crazy characters will flaunt their stuff and with glitter, sequins and hidden secrets, this is a Fringe experience not to be missed.
Daryl Wrightson is well known for his unique character comedy, performing in scores of festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe and the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, where he won the Best Newcomer Award in 2006. Dazza has appeared in several productions produced by the Auckland Theatre Company, including ‘Fitz Bunny', ‘Cow' and ‘Checkout Chicks' (to which he was also assistant director) all performed at the Basement. In 2008 he was appointed as Performing Arts Director for The Nathan Homestead Performing Arts (Auckland City Council) and has also worked within schools as a Drama Tutor and Production Director.
Benjamin Henson trained at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London, whilst directing productions for the London fringe and cabaret circuit. Having directed productions in Germany and France, Ben has recently moved to Auckland to continue his directing career. Benjamin's NZ credits include a sell-out production of The Turn of the Screw, Auckland Fringe 2011; Death by Cheerleader, Basement + Bats 2011; Donkey Skin, Short&Sweet 2011; Should We Stay or Should We Go? , Wellington Fringe 2012; Confessions, an NZ Fringe award winning production in Wellington this year. He has assisted Jackie Van Beek and Hera Dunleavy, and has worked on the ATC's Next Stage seasons under Raymond Hawthorne and Sara Brodie.
This will be Bazza and Dazza's first comedy adventure together and promises to be a sure Fringe favourite.
Auckland Fringe runs from 15 February to 10 March 2013. For more Auckland Fringe information go to www.aucklandfringe.co.nz
THE SILLY HAT SAUSAGE SIZZLE SPECTACULAR BIRTHDAY BASH BONANZA EXTRAVAGANZA plays
4th - 6th March, 8:30pm
Duration: 60 minutes
Venue: The Basement Theatre, Lower Greys Avenue, Auckland CBD
Tickets: Full $20 / Concessions $16
Bookings: iTicket - www.iticket.co.nz or 09 361 1000