Ten festival teasers
MDMA: Modern Day Maiden Aunt by Geraldine Quinn. A cabaret-comedy celebration of the art of embarrassing other people’s children, Gryphon Theatre, Ghuznee St, from March 3 till 7, 8pm, $20.
Scales of Sunlight by Debbie Fish. Visual art display of an elegant sea creature glistening in the sunshine on the Wellington waterfront, February 25, 5pm till midnight, free.
Big City Hillbilly by TM Bishop. Comedy show about falling asleep in Dargaville and waking up in New York, Bats Theatre, Kent Tce, from March 9 till 12, 6.30pm, $18.
Baby Pops — Abracadabra by Orchestra Wellington. Magic carpet rides, magic wands and music for young listeners with composer Thomas Goss, Sacred Heart College Performing Arts Cen- tre, Lower Hutt, February 21, 3pm, and Southward Theatre, Kapiti, February 22, 3pm, adults $16, children $9.
Frank, the Mind- reading Hotdog by Matt Penny. Cabaret-comedy about a fasttalking, glass-smashing, mindreading, upbeat dog who will solve a Rubik’s cube blindfolded, at Paramount Theatre, Courtenay Place, March 3 till 6, 7.30pm, $25.
A Cuppa with Mrs. Fortune by Unboxed Theatre Collective. Improv theatre show about afternoon tea with Mrs Robert Fortune and her tales of the East India Company, and tea leaf reading. 128 Abel Smith St, March 7, 3pm, and March 5 till 7, 4pm; and Sweet Pea, Jackson St, Petone, March 4, 4pm, koha.
28 Days: A Period Piece by Discharge. Musical comedy about adolescence and womanhood. Dancing, singing and fully-grown women dressed as tampons. Bats Theatre, Kent Tce, February 19 till 22, 9pm, $18.
Shaanxi Little Plum Blossom by Asian Events Trust. A showcase of Qingqiang Performing Opera Arts, including acrobatics, martial arts, fire-breathing and stunts, TSB Bank Arena, Queens Wharf, February 15, 7pm, $25.
Wake Up Tomorrow by Everybody Cool Lives Here. Comedy theatre about a journey on a long-haul flight. Circa Theatre, Taranaki St, February 22, 4pm, February 21, 24 till 28, 7pm, $30-$18.
Bucket’s List by Sarah Collins. Comedy puppet show about love and buckets. Bats Theatre, Kent Tce, March 3 till 7, 8.30pm, $20.
Bloody humour: Women will be dressed as tampons in musical comedy 28 Days: A Period Piece by Discharge.