1 - 5 November

Fab Beasts


Event duration icon Duration

60 mins

Fab Beasts

By Horse With No Name

Horse With No Name brings you their most magical play yet! The Loch Ness Monster is out of the loch, and she's flopping onto The Stage at BATS Theatre!

Fab Beasts follows Vaughn and his fellow unicorns at Unicorn Property Management as tensions and water levels rise when the heavens open and only two of every kind are allowed to live.
Then dive deep down into the murky world of Detective Ness: mother, lover and Loch Ness Monster. Ness races to solve a string of grisly murders, and faces her most difficult adversary yet: the patriarchy. As well as a killer with a penchant for cured meats. A whodunnit with a case that proves to be almost as big as Nessie herself.

Fab Beasts is brought to you by the award winners of Spectacular Organised Chaos in the New Zealand Fringe Festival 2021, and was also nominated for Pure Joy. Inspired by myths of old, and Irish folk music, Horse With No Name have written a comedy that is a loch load of fun. Fab Beasts is a playful creature that will make you roar with laughter.

  • November 5th - Saturday 2:00pm will be a Relaxed Performance
Utterly bizarre and totally hilarious.
Kate Norquay, ArtMurmurs
Creative Team

Horse With No Name is an award winning theatre company based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, led by Artistic Directors Catriona Tipene and Ryan Cundy, and producer Kate Anderson. Horse With No Name creates original NZ content with a focus on making work that appeals to Wellington audiences.

Catriona Tipene - Director, Co-Writer

Ryan Cundy - Co-Writer, Actor

Kate Anderson - Producer, Actor, Accessibility Co-ordinator, Poster design 

Emma Katene - Producer

Victoria Gridley - Costume design for Ness

Benny Tipene - Songwriter

David Conroy - Lighting and Sound Design, and Operator

Salomé Grace - Unicorn Designer, Actor

Katie Boyle - Actor and Fight Choreographer

Brendan West - Actor

Victoria Martin - Actor

Tom Kereama - Actor

Vixen Temple - Puppeteer

Joe Raea - Musician

Eddie Kerr - Musician

Luke Scott - Original Production Designer (2021)

Sarah Bell, Eliza Thompson-Munn and Bailey Koller Schmidt - Nessie Construction Team

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