Bril­liant! Aliens are com­ing

Central Otago Mirror - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - MAR­JORIE COOK

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.

DASHA KUPRIENKO

Fiona Gray, 28, moved from Manch­ester to New Zealand 14 years ago.

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