Bizarre pirate-themed romantic comedy marks company theater debut


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Wellington-based new theater company Comedy Gold has announced its debut show, When Booty Calls.

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Wellington-based new theater company Comedy Gold has announced its debut show, When Booty Calls.

A new Wellington theater company debuts next month with a bizarre pirate-themed romantic comedy.

When the booty calls will take place over five nights at BATS from June 29 to July 3. It marks the premiere of the new company Golden comedy.

The company describes itself as focusing on creating “good old school comedy without any of these ‘morals’ or ‘deeper meanings’.”

“We’re proud of the most laughs per minute of all the gay, pirate, and action-rom-rom comedians who made their Wellington debut,” the company’s social media page states. When the booty calls.

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Her BATS debut comes after a successful development season with physical comedy and fight choreography.

James Wenley, director of the Theater of Love company, described the show as having “superb comedic timing.” “It also intelligently deploys and subverts conventions of the pirate genre, with a welcome centering of two queer female pirate pirates,” he said.

The show will run for five nights between June 29 and July 3 at the BATS Theater.

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The show will run for five nights between June 29 and July 3 at the BATS Theater.

It features performances by Nina Hogg and Phoebe Caldeiro and presents Ella Wells to the audience. Directed by Tom Aitcheson and Troy Etherington, the show features production design by Tabitha Rowell.

“Comedy Gold is proud to deliver an elegant, complex and physically impressive live action spectacle. The action sequences and suspense help attract a mixed audience and cater to an audience that otherwise wouldn’t see a queer, female-centric romantic comedy, ”said company spokesperson Abby Lyons.

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