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Mating In Captivity


Tue 14 Aug 2018, 6:30pm–7:40pm
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 6:30pm–7:40pm
Thu 16 Aug 2018, 6:30pm–7:40pm
Fri 17 Aug 2018, 6:30pm–7:40pm
Sat 18 Aug 2018, 6:30pm–7:40pm

Where: BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Tce, Wellington

Restrictions: R16

Ticket Information:

  • Full: $20.00
  • Concession: $15.00
  • Group 6+: $14.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Balling. Boffing. Getting laid and making love. Its all sex. And there's so much to say about sex. After a sell-out season at Auckland’s Basement theatre, Mating in Captivity is coming to titillate and challenge the most liberal city in Aotearoa: Wellington.

“The year's wildest, wittiest whirlwind of a love battle... Outrageously racy... Sparkling... Gay!” - His Girl Friday, 1940

Well, a bit gay. It’s complicated.

Uproarious jealousy and sexy quick wit play into claustrophobic bedroom politics in this viciously sharp queer comedy of errors filled with delight and desire. Rob and Annie are playing house when the past comes knocking, switching things up in their bedroom.

It's whip smart, it's funny, it's about sexual subtext and you can't spell subtext without butt-sex.

"I loved that f*cking show from beginning to end.” – Tom Sainsbury

“A truly modern day romp… Mating in Captivity is a lively and fun commentary on what it means to be in love in today’s social landscape.” – Theatre Scenes

Starring Milo Cawthorne, Frith Horan & Arlo Gibson.
Written & Directed by Oliver Page.
Lighting & Set Design by Ronnie Livingstone.
Sound Design by Oliver Devlin.
Produced by Eleanor Strathern, A Mulled Whine.

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