17 Jan 2011
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15-17th February at BATS Theatre
"What would Bowie do?" seems as good a question as any to ask when stuck in the rut of depression. It's the central question in Diamond Dogs, a Wellington Fringe Festival play that hopes to be the antidote to the notion that depression is no laughing matter.
Diamond Dogs is a comedy, which happens to be about depression. Writer and co-star Kate Fitzroy has mined the depths of her own experience and married it with her background as a comedic writer and actor.
While the depressed Kate, the eponymous main character, is thrawted by every aspect of day-to-day life, she discovers an alter-ego in David Bowie and constantly asks "What Would Bowie Do?" His advice is not always sound, but always a comfort.
"The beauty of this play is that people who are not comfortable engaging with the issue don't have to - they can simply engage with the comedy," she says.
She will be joined on stage by Julia Harrison, with whom she has co-devised much of the play.
Diamond Dogs runs on the 15-17 of February at BATS Theatre as part of the Fringe Festival 2011.
When: 15-17 February, 9:30 pm
Where: BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Terrace, Wellington
Tickets: $16 Full / $14 Concession / $12 Fringe Addict - to Book email email@example.com or ring 04-802 4175