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Discharge Is Rotten to The Core


Thu 15 Mar 2018, 8:00pm–9:00pm
Fri 16 Mar 2018, 8:00pm–9:00pm
Sat 17 Mar 2018, 8:00pm–9:00pm

Where: Wellington Museum, 3 Jervois Quay, Queens Wharf, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Full: $15.00
  • Concession: $12.00
  • Fringe Addict: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Discharge Comedy have been a core part of the Wellington theatre scene for several years now; serving fun, inclusive comedy and fresh ideas.

The award-winning female comedy troupe are known for their sharp and silly original shows, which are equal parts relatable and ridiculous. Now they’ve formed a fruit-themed millennial punk band and you know it’s going to be riot.

“Lively and unpretentious… Practised actors whose comic timing is almost always spot on.” (What is this, Woman's Hour?, Theatreview)

Rage, riot and 5+ a day are what The Rotten Cores are all about. They have a gig tomorrow but band dynamics are less than peachy. Can the band put aside their differences, or will things go pear-shaped? Moody and mysterious drummer Sour Grapes (Alayne Dick), classically trained vocalist Lemon Lime Bitters (Harriet Hughes), and rough-around-the-edges punk Peachy Keen (Rosie Howells) are here to rock. But you can’t make a fruit salad without causing a stir.

“Laugh-out-loud… highly entertaining character-based comedy.” - (Benedict Cumberbatch Must Die, Theatreview)

Discharge Comedy is a company of all women writers, performers, producers, directors and filmmakers making fresh, fun and inclusive content. Their newest venture, Rotten to the Core, is on as part of New Zealand Fringe Festival for just three nights at Flux at Wellington Museum.

The mixture of Fringe, Flux and Discharge funny ladies makes the perfect recipe for a show that is a bit wacky, a lot of fun and super contemporary.

“The motivation behind Discharge is to produce innovative, inclusive comedy with a feminine focus, and this is definitely the result achieved in this production.” (Mary’s Christmas, Theatreview)

Discharge bring so much to the table - and it’s packed full of essential vitamins and minerals:
- Best Comedy (Dunedin Fringe, 2013)
- Best Comedy Nominee (NZ Fringe, 2014)
- Script/Narrative of the Year (Dunedin Theatre Awards, 2015)
- Best Actress Nominee (48 Hour Film Festival, 2016)
- Best New Writer Nominee (NZ Writers’ Guild Awards, 2017)

Make sure to catch Wellington's premiere feminist-fruit-themed-comedy-punk trio at Fringe Festival 2018.

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