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Gina Garvey

at Fringe Bar, Cnr Cuba & Vivian, Wellington
From 6 Mar 2013 to 9 Mar 2013

Reviewed by:  Lucy O'Connor;


Q: What do Jesus, Luke Skywalker and Freddie Mercury have in common? 

A: Gina 

Falling like a perfectly formed chocolate-dipped-story-telling-strawberry from the sky, comes Gina Garvey launching her first solo show at the 2013 Wellington Fringe Festival.

Gina says audiences will be taken firmly in hand as she shares personal tales of romance, triumph, disaster and big knickers – from the glamorous cul-de-sacs of Hamilton, to her ancestral cobbled streets of Italy.

“There are tall, wide and wobbly stories to tell, and whether the audience is laughing, crying or just mortified with embarrassment on my behalf when I recount some of my global yet personal mishaps, I think there will be a lot of damp spots on audience chairs – a reliable sign of a great show.”

Appearing in the final four days of the Fringe Festival, Gina's training as an actor in the UK, and repeated performer on Shortland Street in New Zealand has led inextricably to her launching her first one-woman show.

Gina shares some of the highs and lows of dating some of the most well known stars of popular culture, and launches her top-secret-until-now, newest patented worldwide invention that will revolutionise the fashion world.

She poses deeply philosophical questions to the audience that go to the heart of being human – "Why doesn't someone invent a petrol pump nozzle that doesn't drip?", 'Is there correlation between the increasing size of muffins and muffin-tops?"

If you like sitting in a La-Z-Boy, sipping a Margarita whilst someone whispers stories in your ear that make you giggle, then you need to get out more – come and see ThunderPlump!

The Fringe Bar, Cuba Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Wed 6th, Thurs 7th, Fri 8th, Sat 9th March, 2013
Tickets: OR