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
Yay for the Fringe Festival, the 2014 edition was amazing, and huge congrats to WIT’s Co-Creative Director Jennifer O’Sullivan, who was awarded Spirit of the Fringe! As well as two wholly WIT shows Return to Sender and Battle of WITs, WIT people branched out into solo and creative endeavors all over town. Just a sample: Jen ran the Fringe at the Gryphon venue and appeared in own late-night improv show (and many others). Lyndon Hood pulled together audience-cast Shakespeare covering comedy, history and tragedy. Christine Brooks gave sage advice as Soap character Mackenzie Morgan, and did Literally Anything while part of duo Brooks and Brown. Darryn Woods was a “brilliantly embittered” McDuff in the Scottish Play in the Botanic Gardens.
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
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
An epic clash of comedians where YOU decide the winner!
Wed 18th – Sun 22nd February
Battle of WITs is the all-new improvised comedy show from the Wellington Improvisation Troupe (WIT).
“‘Battle of WITs!’ will unleash comedy carnage on a scale never before seen in the capital! Well. at least not since our award-winning ‘micetro’ show in 2003.” says WIT’s co-creative director Julian Wilson, “Nine improvisers start the show, only one finishes. Blood will be spilt. Which is a shame because it’s really hard to get the stains out of my jumper.”
Scenes, songs and stories are made up on the spot by Wellington’s leading improvisers and gutsy newcomers alike, armed only with their wits! Split randomly into teams throughout the night, players must work together in order to sway the audience, whose vote, after each round, determines who gets to live on… or fall on the sword of death!
“The showdown in the final round has been known in the past to cause more than it’s fair share of heart failure amongst our audience”, explains Wilson.
Never…will so many…die laughing…at so little.