1:1s at the Basement

Live performance, just for you.
Sarah Arnold-Hall
Published on February 19, 2018


Experiencing live performance one-on-one doesn't sound like your typical evening of entertainment, but Basement Theatre is taking their new shows for Auckland Fringe Festival far outside of the box, and potentially even in a literal box. Theatregoers can expect to discover an intimate array of confessions, inter-body observations and reality-checks, designed for observation by just one person.

With seven cutting edge shows available across the festival, there's sure to be something that tickles everyone's emotional appetite.

Binge Culture's Happy Hour plays on New Zealand's binge-drinking society with a witty performance about alcohol. Why limit ourselves to just one happy hour when we've got so many drinks to get through?

For Your Eyes Only will reveal private confessions for audience members to secretly indulge in, in an act described as "a shopping list of sins". There will be five different performers over five nights.

Be transported back to the beginning of it all in the experience of a lifetime A Womb With a View. Return to a place of oblivious comfort and bliss, only this time, leave with the memories.

Women and Water is a merging of theatre, music and ritual where attendees will be guided through a series of rituals and play looking at the correlation between water and wombs aided by live musicians.

Triune is three surrealist short video works by James Risbey. Exploring the actions that lead to our own personal metamorphoses, the rituals we enact, and the ensuing rupture between our past and present selves.

This is What You Signed Up For has been described as a one-to-one psychological bleep test of endurance and love. "You are the one. Only you can give her what she wants."

The Dead Writers Retreat is a private miniature residency in an unexplored corner of Basement Theatre. The experience will be what you make of it, and what you make within it.

The safe, guided shows begin February 20 and extend all through way to March 4.


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