Explore BATS' programme for the New Zealand Fringe Festival 2024
We're excited for you all to experience this amazing line-up. To help you see as many shows as possible, we're introducing the BATS "All-Nighter-Ticket" this year. Simply pick a date, and you can see all of the shows scheduled to perform at BATS that night for $60.
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An Almighty Yes
PRESENTED BY Emma Lange + Jason Smith Co Production
An Almighty Yes is a solo comedy theatre show that draws on Emma Lange’s own account of a grubby brain tumour diagnosed in 2016 that derailed her life completely.
Emma’s incurable humour saved her and this show reflects that.
She performs a roll call of persona, each highlighting a different facet of cancer from the holy rolling pentecostal Deaconess Fanny Bribery who casts out disease riddled beelzebub in her comfy brogues, to a lycra clad dancing ham hock, her intense plastic lover named Donny and a wildly rip-roaring musical finale when all of Emma’s tiramisu dreams come true.
It is a bittersweet account of how a cancer diagnosis changed a life and demonstrates the power of our minds in creating optimism and positivity in the face of severe negativity and fierce pressure. As someone who has faced chronic illness head on, Emma knows that positive thinking is a powerful tool and comedy is a remedy for both mental and physical illness.
As a brand new work from re emerging artist Emma Lange, An Almighty Yes is inclusive and joyous, whilst not shying away from the realities of life and death.
It is a 60 minute thunderstorm of fresh air, music, comedy and enlightenment for all people dealing with challenges.
Her startling beauty is worth the ticket price alone. Come and behold.
“Emma Lange is, without exception, the funniest person I have met. She breathes funny. She’s funny just in the way she blinks. We have all been waiting for this show for a long time — just for the sheer joy of spending an hour watching her breathe and blink.”
“We are all just choo-choo trains on the track she laid down.”
Mildly brazen language and subject matter.
Sadly no nudity.
An Almighty Yes presents a very special performance on Wednesday 28 February honouring Wellingtonians coping with tough times. Join us for a show acknowledging and celebrating people living with cancer and other serious or rare diseases, their families, carers, and the health professionals who support them. It is a show that demonstrates the power of the mind to maintain optimism and positivity in the face of the worst kind of news. And it is immensely joyful.
This special performance supports Rare Disorders NZ
Use discount code YES10 for $10 tickets for the 28 February show.
Emma Lange a dang Productions has a core of joy with a focus on connecting with people using comedy (mainly). Founded by Emma Lange it does not shy away from tough stuff and loves to obliquely find fun where there is none.
Written and performed by: Emma Lange
Written + Directed + Co Created by: Jason Smith
Music + Video Production: Jason Smith
Costumes + Props: Emma Lange
Choreography : Shona McCullagh and Ann Dewey
Marketing + Publicity: Leah Mcfall (publicity) and Gabrielle Gibson
Slide Production: Creature Post + Simon Elson