BATS Theatre, The Dome, 1 Kent Tce, Wellington

15/03/2020 - 18/03/2020

NZ Fringe Festival 2020

Production Details

Two girls, one drug.

A cow walks into a spaceship. An alien enters the bowels of a cow. The revolving doors get caught on a loop as the fire place burns away all memories of tomorrow.

Seamstress for the bank. You should have seen her. Dancing in the sand. Caramel slice and doing anal with your drug dealer. These are a few of our favourite things.

Grill. Gorilla. Guillotine. Girl. Girls. Girlson. Girslonice. Girlsonfire. Gurls. Girlsondrugs.

A dynamic comedy duo described as ‘life changing’. Brought to you by fresh faced, wide eyed, hopeful drama school graduates, looking to change the world with theatre.

BATS Theatre, The Heyday Dome
15 – 18 March 2020
9pm except Sunday at 8pm
Full Price $20
Group 6+ $17
Concession Price $15
Addict Cardholder $14 

*Access to The Heyday Dome is via stairs, so please contact the BATS Box Office at least 24 hours in advance if you have accessibility requirements so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Read more about accessibility at BATS.

Theatre , Comedy ,

50 mins

Disarmingly innocent

Review by Margaret Austin 17th Mar 2020

 Ah youth! Not that I envy them – not really. But I come close on watching the opening few minutes of “Girlz on Drugs” (Straight Edge Productions) at Bats Heydey Dome.

They’re two girlz – very young. They’re wearing white overalls and lividly green arm length gloves. They’ve got bare feet. More importantly, and portentously, their presence is disarmingly innocent.

We’re told we’re going to be given a visualisation exercise. I groan inwardly. That’s almost as cliched as being told we’ll be going on a journey. Though we’re allowed to keep our eyes open.

Which is just as well – because I watch as the girlz then dispense with the white overalls and disappear. Enter two guys who, before their much needed smoko, set the scene for what follows – we’re in for a spaceship experience.

Our girlz reappear – entirely in green now. They’re fetching and they’re funny. Much of the action consists of playing with members of the audience, who get electronically checked out, and all of whom seem to relish the experience.

Intelligibility reigns as our girlz communicate in an intriguing gibberish. It’s impossible to discern a storyline, but really who cares?

The dance sequence was the best. Our girlz are physically adept and athletic with it. They’re delightfully and humorously uninhibited. Is that what green overalls do for you?

I’m just beginning to wish that I’d love to spot the guys again when on they come – and their laconic exchange is a nice contrast.

I’m not sure what drugs these girlz are on. Making my way out of the theatre in the midst of an amused and heartwarmed crowd, I find myself thinking I wouldn’t mind some-


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