Naughty TOYS proves a hit for BATS Theatre Fundraiser!
In the second annual Christmas Fundraiser for the beloved Wellington Theatre, TOYS brought together the theatre community for 14 performances of hilarious festive fun, fundraising over $5,000 for the BATS Theatre back stage and green room areas.
Written by comic talents Natalie Medlock and Dan Musgrove (Christ Almighty), and directed by Sophie Roberts; over 30 actors donated their talent and time to perform eight delightful & devious toy monologues.
“We got a fantastic response from audiences and the greater theatre community and it has been a really fun way to end what has been a challenging year for a lot of people working in the arts,” says BATS Programme Manager Martyn Wood. “We are really excited that, as well as fundraising for BATS, we have been able to support the Wellington City Mission and their annual Christmas appeal. It feels good to be able to take some of the generosity shown towards BATS and pay it forward.”
BATS is proud to announce this fundraiser collected over 200 cans of donated food for the Wellington City Mission Christmas Food Bank appeal. Well-done Wellington!
As well as the generous audiences and actors we would also like to sincerely thank our wonderful sponsors - Resene Paints, Hell Pizza, Café Laffare, Iko Iko, Red Bull NZ, FishHead Magazine, GrabOne, Metro Productions, The Big Picture, Phantom Billstickers and the Museum Hotel – and our funding partners – Wellington City Council, Pub Charity and the Infinity Foundation.
We look forward to seeing you at BATS Theatre 2012!
FULL CAST: Erin Banks, Jack Buchanan, Harriette Cowan, Ricky Dey, Nick Dunbar, Ally Garrett, Paul Harrop, Simon Haren, Allan Henry, Eli Kent, Simon Leary, Salesi Le'ota, Alex Lodge, Ginette McDonald, Kate McGill, Carmel McGlone, Natalie Medlock, Darlene Mohekey, Dan Musgrove, Heather O'Carroll, Chris Parker, Jessica Robinson, Bryony Skillington, Hayley Sproull, Anya Tate-Manning, Asalemo Tofete, Jane Waddell, Leon Wadham, Hadleigh Walker, Dan Williams and Martyn Wood.
Directed by Sophie Roberts
Written by Natalie Medlock & Dan Musgrove
Produced by Martyn Wood & BATS Theatre