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presented by School for Gifted Children

at BATS Theatre (Out Of Site), Cnr Cuba & Dixon, Wellington
From 22 Feb 2013 to 9 Mar 2013

The Basement, Lower Greys Ave, Auckland
From 28 Aug 2013 to 31 Aug 2013

Reviewed by:  Fiona McNamaraCandice Lewis;

It's not just a show. It's a movement. 

From the makers of (N)one Down (The Pit Bar, 2010) comes an ensemble confessional comedy. Using only genuine original embarrassing artefacts from our own pasts, a collective of performers will make you laugh, cringe, and cry as the expose their lamest secrets.

Over three weekends, School for Gifted Children will present six late-night laughter guaranteed shows at BATS Theatre.

Each weekend is themed, to provide maximum content variety and hopefully encourage repeat audience attendance.

Based on Seattle's “Salon of Shame”, founded by Ariel Meadow Stallings.

A taster from the three themes: 

Hadley Donaldson's 4 page fan latter to Claire Danes he wrote when he was at Wanganui Collegiate; Alice May Connolly's poetry to Leonardo DiCaprio; Alex Lodge profiles herself for a teen magazine (“favourite beverage: water”)

Rose Young's diary about Mel Brown (“Mel's mum told me to stop calling the cat a slut”); Nell Williams' teen rap crew The Double Es

Nick Zwart gets the girl. Cherie Jacobson chronicles her love for herself.

Each show hosted by Jean Sergent, who will be sharing some of her own shame as well. 

This 10.45pm Friday and Saturday night show will be the perfect late night laugh for anyone who loves shame, voyeurism, laughter, over sharing and too much information! 

 BATS Theatre
Feb 22nd and 23rd,
March 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th

Tuesday 28 - Saturday 31 August 2013

The line-ups:

Tuesday 27th: Elisabeth Easther, Eli Matthewson, Joseph Harper, Bryony Skillington

Wednesday 28th: Kelsey Harvey, Benji Stone, Sam Brooks

Thursday: Jack Riddell, Rose Young, Cam Yates, Amber Molloy

Friday: Rose Matafeo, Nic Sampson, Sophie Henderson, Phoebe Trezevant

Saturday: Freya Desmarais, Amelia Reynolds, Joseph Harper, Morgan Albrecht