IRENE PINK: Metamorphosis (NZ)

Fringe Bar, Cnr Cuba & Vivian, Wellington

04/05/2010 - 08/05/2010

The Classic Studio, 321 Queen St, Auckland

24/04/2010 - 01/05/2010

NZ International Comedy Festival 2010

Production Details

It’s been a long time between shows for Irene and the intervening years have seen her go through a number of significant life altering changes. Irene has been in Metamorphis. Losing 30kgs in weight and deciding to become a born again fitness fanatic has seen the emergence of a smaller but even more cynical Irene.
“Sure it’s been good to lose the weight but I have to say I’ve never been more miserable. They were my best 30 kgs…”
After 5 years living in London Irene was in debt, with a depressed husband and a nasty case of stage fright.  Something had to change.  Having to admit that her C+ approach to life had netted her C+ results she decided to move back to New Zealand and rebuild her chrysalis.“Metamorphosis” is Irene’s first solo stand up show since she was nominated for the Billy T Award in 2001.
As a guest on TV3’s 7Days and on Radio New Zealand National’s “The Week That Was”, Irene is known for her intelligent humour and insights. Strongly opinionated from her first letter to the editor at age 12 (Dear Sir, Why is the world so sexist?) Irene has had a good long talk with herself and some of those opinions have changed. Chances are she’ll change her mind during the show and with a little bit of luck; she’ll change a few other minds in the process.
Seen locally on TV3’s AotearoHA and TV2’s Comedy Christmas Gala alongside Comedy Central’s Bits, Irene has been a finalist for the NZ Comedy Guild Best Female since returning from the UK in 2005. With a new outlook and a new attitude for 2010, perhaps this will be her year.
Irene has been a regular part of the Comedy Festival’s Divas and has toured the country with The Lady Bunch. The beginning of 2010 has her as part of the comedy show during the World Buskers Festival and performing Metamorphosis at the Dunedin Fringe Festival.
With this as the premier of this new show, there will undoubtable be changes; it’s in Irene’s nature. She’s simply in a constant state of flux and as an accomplished comic there’s little doubt that Metamorphosis will be the revealing and hilarious result.
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Dates: Saturday 24 & Monday 26 April – Saturday 1 May, 8.45pm
Venue: Classic Studio, Level 1 321 Queen St, City
Tickets: Adults $22, Conc. & Groups 10+ $20
Bookings: Ticketek, 0800 TICKETEK,
Show duration: 1 hour 
Dates: Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 May, 8.30pm
Venue: Fringe Bar, Cnr Cuba & Vivian Sts
Tickets: Adults $22, Conc. & Groups 10+ $20
Bookings: Ticketek, 0800 TICKETEK,
Show duration: 1 hour



Review by Suzanne Edwards 05th May 2010

Irene Pink is a delight. Engaging and entertaining she makes the most of an audience that doesn’t fill the room but sounds like it does.

Irene has a clever wit and a rapport with hre audience that many would admire. From men in uniform to the stop-go people at road works, Irene works with the room to identify areas of common interest. 

Sure, she flirted with my man but she is so cool that’s ok.

Labradors, gyms and sexual preference feature in a great down-to-earth show where she connects topics in a way that entertains a wide audience.
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