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Garry Starr at the Fringe

Press Release – MILKE
Who is Garry Starr? Come experience this PLAGUE OF iDiOTS’ award winning debut solo show, fresh from fantastically successful runs in Australia and the UK.

Nothing is sacred as disgraced actor Garry Starr tears through artistic genres with little regard for personal safety, and even less regard for art. A hilarious new physical comedy about over-ambition and underachievement from Plague of iDiOTS frontman Damien Warren-Smith and legendary comedy director Cal McCrystal (The Mighty Boosh, Paddington 1&2, One Man Two Guvnors).

Following his recent dismissal from the Royal Shakespeare Company due to ‘artistic differences,’ Garry Starr is determined to defy his critics by performing every single genre of theatre in under 60 minutes, thus saving the performing arts from their inevitable, impending extinction.

Damien Warren-Smith grew up in the sleepy snowy mountain town of Cooma before studying at Actors Centre Australia. Upon graduating, he moved to London where he spent more than a decade working as an actor and deviser with companies such as Tall Stories, Hull Truck and Nottingham Playhouse. In 2013, he studied at Ecole Philippe Gaulier in Paris before creating internationally renowned clown collective A Plague of iDiOTS.

Garry Starr Performs Everything picked up an Adelaide Fringe Emerging Artist Weekly Award 2018 and several great reviews for his first show at Adelaide Fringe Festival, his debut Melbourne International Comedy Festival season, as well as at Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

SELL OUT SEASON – Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018

NOMINEE BEST NEWCOMER – Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018

NOMINEE GOLDEN GIBBO AWARD – Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018

WINNER EMERGING ARTIST AWARD – Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award 2018


WINNER BEST COMEDY – Great Manchester Fringe 2018

NOMINEE THEATRE AWARD – Buxton Fringe 2018


“An anarchic play-date with a six-foot-two toddler with a mop of fuzzy hair, no inhibitions and far too much raspberry cordial on board. It’s an exhilarating feeling.”

GLAM Adelaide

“Warren-Smith is a master of clowning and comedy. Hilarious, naughty, clever and incredibly well put together.”

The Upside News

Web: garrystarr.com Facebook: /thegarrystarr

Venues: BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Terrace Wellington NZ
Time: 6:30pm Running Time: 60mins
Dates: 11th – 15th March 2019
Price: Full Price $22, Conc $16, Groups 6+ $15
Bookings: www.fringe.co.nz, www.bats.co.nz

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