“Delightful energy, alertness and vulnerability . . . fresh and invigorating” – Theatreview
Set on the classic fairground ride each night’s unique show will star a rotating cast (ha!), weaving stories from the lives of characters spun together. As well as familiar faces from WIT shows Attack of the Killer B-Movie and Micetro there will be some bold new additions to the ensemble.
The Ferris Wheel format was created by Wade Jackson for Auckland’s Improv Bandits. The Wellington Improvisation Troupe (WIT) is excited to be bringing it to Wellington for the 2019 Fringe Festival.
WIT is Wellington’s community based improv troupe, its players share a love of storytelling and work together as a team to inspire the audience.
5pm Sun 10th March
5pm Sat 16th March
5pm Sun 17th March
5pm Sat 23rd March
Where: The Scruffy Bunny Improv Theatre, Courtenay Creative, 49 Courtney Place Wellington
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[This show happened already, on October 31st 2018]
Halllooooweeeeen! Puppets. B-Movie inspired storylines. Improvisation! What could possibly go wrong?
The Wellington Improv Troupe (WIT) is delighted to bring you a ridiculous Halloween monster mashup of our regular homage to the 1950s B-Movie genre Attack of the Killer-B Movie and 2018 Fringe Fest felt-fest, The Late Night Puppets.
Entirely suitable for adults and robust older children who like hokey-spooky stuff. Our puppets may misbehave and get a bit rude or accidentally sweary (but not in a mean way) and there’ll also likely be dramatic stage lighting and depths-of-the-crypt style music. Tinfoil hat making material will be provided for added audience safety.
Tickets will be available from Eventfinda or as door sales, but by golly heck darn, we love it when people book tickets in advance. And then you know you won’t miss out if sales go crazy.
Finally, yes, you may bring your puppet, and puppets do not need to purchase a separate ticket to that held by their accompanying human, unless they are particularly large.
Where: The Scruffy Bunny Improv Theatre, 100 Courtenay Pl, Te Aro, Wellington
When: 7pm, Wednesday 31st October
Experience scandal and excitement in this sure-to-be-a-strange-sensation improvised reality show. Join crack puppeteers and cracked puppets as they combine in a never before seen melange of human and inhuman and inhumane endeavours. And discover the soulful stories that lie behind the laughter. Or, the laughable lies that lie behind the soulful stories.
May get a little bit rude and sweary (puppets are like that), but never in a mean way. Suitable for adults and ruder children.
Hilarious titles. Ridiculous Monsters. All improvised.
WIT brings you an improvised show following the classic elements of B-Movies. Join our unsuspecting cast, as a series of unfortunate events lead them to a horrifying discovery… who will survive? Who will find love? And why is the phone always dead when you need to call for help?!
The story will be shaped by suggested movie titles given to the cast by the audience – see what we create for you!
For 2018, WE’RE BACK, in the Scruffy Bunny Improv Theatre from April 7th, and every fortnight from then until further notice. So, see you on (mostly) Saturday nights at (mostly) 8.30pm
The Wellington Improvisation Troupe was delighted to present Wade Jackson’s compelling format Ferris Wheel. Each night, enjoy unique stories were wound together on the ride that changed everything. Love won and lost, fortunes and futures made or broken. Some stories were just beginning. Others turn to an unlooked-for end.
Lives were spun!
Price: Koha, with a hat passed around at the end, but if you have nothing spare to put in it that’s okay, we’d still like you to come enjoy our show.
Fri 10 Feb 2017, 6:30pm–7:30pm
Sat 11 Feb 2017, 6:30pm–7:30pm
Sun 12 Feb 2017, 6:30pm–7:30pm
Mon 13 Feb 2017, 6:30pm–7:30pm
Where:The Cavern Club, 22 Allen St, Te Aro, Wellington
Hilarious titles. Ridiculous Monsters. All improvised.
WIT brings you a new improvised show following the classic elements of B-Movies. Join our unsuspecting cast, as a series of unfortunate events lead them to a horrifying discovery… who will survive? Who will find love? And why is the phone always dead when you need to call for help?! The story will be influenced by suggested movie titles given to the cast by the audience – bring us your most ridiculous original B-Movie titles, and see what we create for you!
This show happened in the 2016 Fringe Festvial Tue 16 Feb – Fri 19 Feb 2016, 9pm, BATS Theatre – The Dome
A special edition visit was made by WIT to the Nelson Fringe Festival, with a workshop Sunday 1st May, 10am – 1pm and the show Monday 2nd May, 9pm
A show born from a love of Wes Anderson films, set on a cruise like no other. Taking inspiration from familiar Anderson themes like difficult families, the loss of innocence, and unlikely friendships. Symmetry, simplicity, and strangely sympathetic weirdos in WIT’s latest reimagining – the Royal Equinox Adventure Cruise.
A premiere to open the New Zealand Improv Festival from its founding company, The Royal Equinox Adventure was Annika Naschitzki’s directorial debut and stared Kate Wilson, Guanny Liu-Prosee, Mary Little, Matt Powell, Lyndon Hood and Matt Hutton (aka the music man).
The Wellington Improvisation Troupe (WIT) is Wellington’s not-for-profit, community-based improvisational theatre group. WIT players share a love of storytelling and work together as a team to inspire the audience. WIT theatre is sometimes serious, often hilarious and always totally unpredictable.
This show happened already!
The Propeller Stage at BATS Theatre 1 Kent Terrace, Wellington, 6011
WIT embarked on a world-wide tour of Wellington this Fringe, with fun and festive family-friendly entertainment at a series of venues. The tour had to be cut short, but to everyone who did come to a show: we hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did.
Hutt Little Theatre Lower Hutt Sat 28 Feb [happened]
Expressions Gillies Group Theatre Upper Hutt Mon 02 Mar [happened]
Martinborough Town Hall, Texas St, Martinborough Wed 04 Mar [happened]
Cochran Hall, Cashmere School, 110 Cashmere Ave Khandallah Sat 07 Mar [cancelled]
Coasters Musical Theatre, 15 Hinemoa St Paraparaumu Wed 11 Mar [cancelled]
Porirua Little Theatre, 4 Lydney Place, Porirua Sat 14 Mar [cancelled]
If you have tickets to one of the cancelled shows, Eventfinda will refund to the credit card you made your purchase with.
If you would like an A4 poster for the pure nostalgia, here is one to print out and keep WWWT_A4poster
WIT had fun during the NZ Improv Festival in Wellington from 28 October – 1 November, a whole glorious week of shows and workshops. For example reviewers enjoyed a classic pantomime experience with dames, damsels and a song or two in a special edition of WIT’s Panto!
WIT people joined in with improvisors from all over New Zealand and Australia and beyond in ensemble shows, had a lot of fun in workshops and the wild whirl of social events. It was a great week, and so wonderful to experience the many different strands of improv. A huge huge thank you to the wonderful Jennifer O’Sullivan and her team of amazing helpers who made it happen
1 night only Wednesday 29th October 8pm
Part of the New Zealand Improv Festival 28 October – 1 November at BATS (Out of Site)
For eight weeks a band of fresh faced and bold adventurers have been exploring the art of improvisation for the stage. On July 1st WIT invite you to a friends and family night of improv fun, kicking off from 7pm with said brave band going through their paces, followed by an improv jam.
Venue is the Drama Christi Studio at 75 Taranaki Street, Wellington. The Studio is to the right of the Wesley Church, entry is round the back, and there’s an accessibility ramp.