Beloved improv elimination competition Micetro came back for another bite of the cheese.
A crew of eager improvisers went head to head in a battle of wit, spur-of-the-moment storytelling and glorious failure. A mix of seasoned improvisers and adorable newcomers, and everything in between played their hearts out to decide who got eliminated and who survived to be crowned ‘Micetro’.
Koha, with a hat passed around at the end
Thursday June 1st, 7pm–8pm
Thursday June 8th, 7pm–8pm
Thursday June 15th, 7pm–8pm
The Fringe Bar, 26-32 Allen St, Te Aro, Wellington
WIT Event Facebook Page
The Ferris Wheel has spun!! WIT’s four fun nights at the Cavern Club as part of the 2017 Fringe Festival, are over. The Theatreview reviewer found opening night “Fresh and invigorating“.
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
WIT Event Facebook Page
Fringe Festival Page – Koha Ticket
So, get out and enjoy Wellington’s lively live theatre and comedy scene. In comparison that flickering screen in the corner of your lounge is, well, quite flat.
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
Set in the Dead Letter Office, where undeliverable letters are stored and filed, never to be read, until now. Postal workers read the letters inspiring fellow improvisers to create scenes, stories and characters reflecting the spirit of these words.
Part of the Fringe Festival 2014
When: February 18th – 22nd
Where: The Gryphon Theatre, 6.30pm
Prices: Full $16, Concession $14, Fringe Addict $12, Artist Card $5
Wellington’s best loved community improv troupe is back with another glorious season of Battle of WITs, and this time you can see it for FREE! The Wellington Improvisation Troupe (WIT) want to share the love with their hometown. All the Sunday evenings of this Fringe Festival come on down to the Fringe Bar and watch teams of intrepid improvisors battle it out to be crowned the champions.
Original theatre will be made up on the spot by tireless teams formed from a frothy mix of
Wellington’s leading improvisers and some courageously adorable newcomers. Choose your favourites, and help them soar to victory on a tide of audience approval.
Director Geoff Simmons promises that each night will be an evening of spur-of-the-moment storytelling and glorious failure. He explains that improv is “sometimes serious and frequently hilarious, either way I promise each night be a show that no one has ever seen before – or ever will again”. So, grab a drink and enjoy an unrepeatable blend of improvised games, tales, songs and shenanigans.
This Fringe Festival there are no tickets on sale for Battle of WITs. There may be a hat handed round, but just ignore it if you don’t have money, or don’t have fun.
“One of the safest bets for a good time at the Fringe ” – Theatreview
“I laughed so hard I couldn’t see” – Salient
Part of the Fringe Festival 2014
When: Sundays 7pm, Feb 9th, 16th 23rd, and Mar 2nd.
Where: the Fringe Bar, 7pm
An entire season of The Young and the WITless, set in a day spa, was created as part of the 30 hours non-stop improvisation that happened on the 12th and 13th of February, at the Wellington Performing Arts Centre, 36 Vivian Street.
It was the greatest challenge of creative and comedy endurance. An improv marathon – filled with all the thrills and spills that you have come to expect from Wellington’s finest improvisers. This improv extravaganza ran for 30 hours non-stop on the 12th and 13th of February, at the Wellington Performing Arts Centre, 36 Vivian Street.
Two brave audience and seven brave performers held out for the full thirty hours. We salute those heroes . . .and everyone else who took part and helped make it all happen.
Every Wednesday night in August and September at the Fringe Bar see crash and burn improv as Wellington’s most desperate and talented WITs duke it out on stage before your very eyes for the crown of “Micetro”.
BRINGING IMPROV TO THE ‘BURBS
Wellington Improvisation Troupe
Need a good laugh at the end of a hard day, but don’t want to drive back into the city?
W.I.T has the answer. Crash and burn elimination improvisation where the audience decides the winner. Comedy for those that need it most!
February 8th Linden, 9th Ngauranga, 12th and 13th Newtown, 15th and 16th Lower Hutt
Everybody’s favourite improv comedy show, ‘Micetro’ (NZ Fringe Best Comedy Award ’03) returns to the Wellington stage for The Fringe Festival. Stories, songs and scenes are made up on the spot by seasoned professionals and gutsy newcomers alike – you decide the winner!
Feb 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th – 7:00pm, at Capital E