Auckland Fringe Festival runs region wide until March 4

 The Rude Awakening. Sex, Shame & Liberation - running from Thursday 1 March - Saturday 3 March

The Rude Awakening. Sex, Shame & Liberation - running from Thursday 1 March - Saturday 3 March

It's the last week  to check out the Auckland Fringe Festival, which have some excellent shows not to be missed!  Have a look below to see what's on before the festival finishes up on March 4.

Triage! A Nursing Cabaret

Vault, Q Theatre; Tuesday 27 February - Saturday 3 March, 8pm
Selling fast, $28 - $32

https://www.aucklandfringe.co.nz/programme-2018/triage-a-nursing-cabaret/

Ever used an IV pole as a stand-in microphone while belting out Beyonce in the ICU? Welcome to the curious world of Triage! Exploring the sometimes cruel, occasionally pleasant, always stressful world of in-your-face hospital medicine. As seen through the eyes of Zuleika Khan - Greenroom & Broadway World Award winner, feisty 2nd Generation Registered Nurse and Soul Diva!

This is Zuleika's New Zealand debut – she’s already sold out in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the UK. Named Number 1 in the Top 10 Picks of Fringeworld 2017 and in the Top Ten Must See Shows of Sydney Fringe 2014.

Side B

Basement Theatre; Tuesday 27 February - Saturday 3 March, 6:30pm
Tickets available now, $15-25

https://www.aucklandfringe.co.nz/programme-2018/side-b

Side B is a dynamic series of four new short works choreographed by Perri Exeter and Joash Fahitua. A continuation of their debut show MIXTAPE, the concepts are derived from imagination, experiences and moments in time that reflect the contrasting worlds we come from and memories we create as humans.

Question Time Blues

Vault, Q Theatre; Thursday 1 March – Saturday 3 March, 6:30pm. Bonus show: Saturday 3 March, 4:30pm
Tickets available now, $22-24

https://www.aucklandfringe.co.nz/programme-2018/question-time-blues

How do you think you would feel after nearly 9 years in Parliament? This satirical and outrageous performance byCatherine Delahunty, ex-Green Party MP, exposes you to the truly bizarre underbelly of politics via poetry and bad gossip.

From "Double the Quota of White Men" to "The Lying, the Bitch, and the Wardrobe", from the extremely dark to the totally ridiculous, the infamously outspoken ex-politician plumbs the depth of the personal and political.

Made in collaboration with her sister, award-winning playwright and theatre director Sarah Delahunty, Catherine Delahunty’s Question Time Blues is both a fitting tribute to and satirical detox from the corridors of power.

PŪMANAWA

TAPAC; Thursday 1 March - Saturday 3 March, 7pm
Tickets available now, $20-24.50

https://www.aucklandfringe.co.nz/programme-2018/hawaiki-tu-pumanawa

PŪMANAWA - A brand-new dance work by Hawaiki TŪ with its complex meanings including ‘intuitive waters’ seeks to express forms of release, flow and redemption through a movement language that shifts between the elements of kapa haka and contemporary Maori dance.

The Rude Awakening. Sex, Shame & Liberation

Vault, Q Theatre; Thursday 1 March - Saturday 3 March, 9:45pm
Tickets available now, $22-24.99

https://www.aucklandfringe.co.nz/programme-2018/the-rude-awakening/

Award-winning International cabaret star Amber Topaz invites you to sit back, relax and join her in an arousing, amusing, anecdotal romp through life, love and libido.

Full of mind-blowing, fascinating biological facts. Intertwined with mad musical numbers highlighting the absurdity of human behaviour under the influence of hormones. An uplifting, thought-provoking journey through conception, chemistry and the quest for human connection. Inducing belly laughs and moist tear ducts. Not for the prudish or easily offended. 

The Last Supper

Federal Delicatessen; Friday 2 March – Saturday 3 March, 11pm.

Koha

https://www.aucklandfringe.co.nz/programme-2018/the-last-supper

The most iconic family dinner of all time is being resurrected at the Federal Delicatessen.

Virgin Mary is complaining about service, Mary Magdalene has hit the piss, Judas is chatting up a waitress but Jesus is nowhere to be seen... Whether you're a son, father or holy spirit this part Sopranos part Real Housewives of Bethlehem spectacular is not to be missed!

Toxic Mas

Garnet Station; Friday 2 March - Saturday 3 March, 7pm
Tickets available now, $8-10

https://www.aucklandfringe.co.nz/programme-2018/toxic-mas

Toxic Mas is a one man show that talks about toxic masculinity, his father's death and the one moment that changed his life forever.

Cameron McLeod has been performing stand-up all over the country since 2014. Now comes his brand new show covering what it means to be a man, our relationships with each other and why the idea that we are alive at all is amazing. Guaranteed to have plenty of laughs, this show also has multiple stories from his life - some serious, some funny, all thoughtful.