"With this small but effective show masquerading as an entertaining self-help seminar, Wellington's Binge Culture strengthens its reputation as one of the country's most exciting, direct and original theatre companies."-Janet McAllister, NZ HERALD. Read full review
"Subversion is name of the game. It may seem simple but it's incredibly complex to take the conventional and use it to turn it on itself. Thankfully Binge Culture really know what they are doing."
-Glen Pickering, THEATREVIEW. Read full review
This is from James McKinnon's great review of 'For Your Future Guidance':
Binge Culture's artists have a formidable repertory of tactics for making their audience feel at ease while simultaneously taking them out of the comfort zone of conventional theatre and into more exciting places. It's worth asking: how do they do it?
Full review here
We're performing it until Sunday in Wellington, then we're in Auckland Tues-Saturday.
Beep Test* is up next, at Thistle from the 4th March. Just had a run through of it, and it's going to be sweaty and outrageous.
Binge's Fringe is almost ready to kick off. We had our first run of For Your Future Guidance today and we really like where it is heading. It's an extraordinary seminar, not a play, which is incredibly liberating for us and a great chance to have fun with the participants/audience. Nice to see that we're Uther's pick of the fringe in the Dominion Post and in Fishhead, and James Wenley's in his Auckland Theatre Scenes blog. Also a wee mention in the Herald.
You can book for Future Guidance and Beep Test* under the "dates" tab.
But first! Here's what we did on the weekend (that's Claire in the front, training newbie whales).
Remember to be at the waterfront at midday Saturday to meet the pod- it's free! It's not every day you see them in the CBD. There's still time if you'd like to join our event and be a whale, just email Fi, firstname.lastname@example.org. Here's the Sunday pod making their fins:
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