The Scruffy Bunny at Courtenay Creative, 49 Courtenay Place, Wellington

23/03/2019 - 24/03/2019

NZ Fringe Festival 2019

Production Details

NZ’s Loudest Mime and Wellington comedy icon MR FUNGUS re-emerges into Fringe NZ with a new package of absurd adventure, visual delights and fun.

ALL AGES means kids from 5 to 95!  

“Thrillingly stupid…” – Royal Easter Show 

“Hilarious…” – NZ News UK  

Many Wellingtonians of all ages will remember Mr Fungus from somewhere during their formative years – at a local arts festival or perhaps an Orientation gig, a corporate event or even on the street… Now bring your own kids along for some fun. Some old favourites and new gems, remastered, developed along with master clown and director Fraser Hooper.

Tickets will be hot for this beautiful thing…

The Scruffy Bunny at Courtenay Creative, 49 Courtenay Place, Wellington
Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 March 2019
11:00am & 2pm
General Admission $12.50
Concession $10.00
Fringe Addict $9.00
Child $10.00 
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Wheelchair access available

Theatre , Solo , Physical ,

1 hr

Engaged, smart and skilled physical humour for all ages

Review by John Anderson 24th Mar 2019

We are here to see New Zealand’s ‘Loudest Mime’, Mr Fungus (Fergus Aitken). He bumbles through the door with a blend of mime and physical humour to strains of Mozart’s Lacrimosa. Chuckles run through the audience as our hapless yet unstoppable hero overcomes the difficulties of everyday life seized by moments of magic and wonder.

The stage is set with lo-fi props announcing that indomitable Mr Fungus has arrived in Wellington. We progress through a variety of engaging pieces that bring this world to life, with Mr Fungus cleverly playing with our expectations. Two highlights for me are a very familiar bus ride transformed through music, and a wonderful exploration of time and space with a suitcase freed from the laws of physics.

The Wellington Fringe Festival is always an exciting time to take a risk on a wide range of a theatre. The tickets prices are lower but often the rewards are higher. I’m really excited to be able to take my young ones to a Fringe show. Mr Fungus is a fantastic choice: it has enough edge to feel firmly Fringe and is absolutely satisfying for my children.

It can be easy to make kids laugh but harder to keep them engaged and on the edge of their seats, but Mr Fungus does, at least until the end when they charge the stage with all the excitement. At lunch while noshing down on Rainbow Bagels, I ask if they would go next year, and they tell me without pause they would go tomorrow. 

Fergus Aitken and director Fraser Hooper deliver the goods. This is engaged, smart and skilled physical humour for all ages. A real gem.


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