Brilliant! Aliens are coming
The Festival of Colour is bringing a little slice of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to Wanaka next April.
Celebrated British playwright Duncan Macmillan and comedian Jonny Donahoe will bring Every Brilliant Thing to Luggate while Ireland’s Sonya Kelly will reveal How to Keep an Alien in Wanaka.
Festival director Philip Tremewan saw the solo shows in 2015.
‘‘They’re both very intimate shows about love. They’re funny, heart-warming and beautiful. I know Festival of Colour audiences will love them,’’ he said.
Every Brilliant Thing has had three sell-out years at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and a 16-week run in New York.
The play was inspired by a short fictional story Macmillan wrote about a woman’s suicide attempt.
How To Keep An Alien is Kelly’s funny memoir about falling in love and battling to secure a visa for her Australian partner, Kate.
They scale mountains of paperwork to prove their love.
The full programme will be released on February 9.
Fiona Gray, 28, moved from Manchester to New Zealand 14 years ago.