BATS Theatre, Wellington

12/02/2016 - 28/02/2016

NZ Fringe Festival 2016 [reviewing supported by WCC]

Production Details

Hosted by Alice May Connolly and Eamonn Marra


Returning to BATS Theatre for Fringe 2016 is Wellington’s favourite storytelling show ‘What We Talk About’. Back again after a successful run in Fringe 2015, ‘What We Talk About’ sets out to prove the theory that regardless of what an individual speaks about, as long as they are passionate it will always be entertaining.

Hosted by comedians Eamonn Marra and Alice May Connolly, each night will provide audiences with a different lineup of comedians, actors, directors, writers, fringers, and general fanatics looking to enthral audiences with their greatest obsession.

Each show is guaranteed to have hilarious anecdotes, heartfelt moments and captivating storytelling – making What We Talk About required viewing for those searching for a fulfilling late-night Fringe experience. But it’s not only a live show, What We Talk About is recorded and podcasted, eternalising each speaker into audio history.

Launched at BATS during the New Zealand Fringe Festival in 2015, What We Talk About sold-out shows and captivated audience attention. Named after the iconic Raymond Carver short story, the show takes inspiration from New Zealand’s own storytelling podcast ’The Watercooler,’ international storytelling podcast ‘The Moth,’ and the hit 2013 New Zealand Fringe Show ‘Corner Diary’.

The first season offered subjects ranging from Star Wars and Musical Theatre to Field Notes Brand Memo Books and Little Women, with previous speakers going on to develop their stories further, creating longer shows such as Yes, I am Riverman and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Gross. Season two promises to be just as diverse, just as bizarre and just as entertaining.

Due to popular demands in 2015, What We Talk About expands to a six date season for this year’s Fringe, and a new website www.whatwetalkabout.co.nz is up and running, with access to all previous podcasts and information about upcoming events.

BATS Theatre
13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 February
9 30pm
tickets from bats.co.nz 

Theatre , Comedy ,

Saturdays & Sundays only

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