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de Sade

de Sade

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  • Wed 19 Feb ’14, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Thu 20 Feb ’14, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Fri 21 Feb ’14, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Sat 22 Feb ’14, 6:30pm – 7:30pm


The Cavern Club, 22 Allen St, Te Aro, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Full: $16.38
  • Concession: $10.25
  • Fringe Addict: $5.12
  • Artist Card: $5.12

One Man Show

de Sade, a tour through the depths of the darkest mind that ever existed, premieres as part of the 2014 New Zealand Fringe Festival and will be performed from 19-22 February at Fringe Bar, Allen Street. Alexander Sparrow – writer and comedian – will become the Marquis de Sade for four nights only. For everything you need to know about fetishism, sadism, and everything in between, de Sade will give you your fill of the writer of 120 Days of Sodom and Justine.

Sparrow says, “The Marquis spent a vast amount of his life in prison, but imagine if he hadn’t. Imagine a school of sadism and rioting. This show will divide the masses – he wanted fewer laws, he wanted complete sexual freedom, he wanted a world that was impossible to build because of the destruction it would cause.” A comedian and writer on the Wellington circuit, Sparrow's show is going to be a insane mix of sadistic acts, fetishism, history, and wit. “de Sade wasn’t just disgusting – he could be hilarious and witty too. There’s more to him than his books.”

This is an hour of chaotic ecstasy from the king of sadism himself. It’s time to tear apart society and screw in the streets. It’s time to rid ourselves of the monarchy. “It’s time, dear reader, to have a little fun.”

Written and performed by writer/comedian Alexander Sparrow

"beautifully acted, cleverly-scripted and surprisingly dark"
Theatreview - A Collection of Noises (writer/director)

"Alexander Sparrow shows us why he is New Zealand's sexiest comedian"
Theatreview - Raw Comedy Quest 2013

"Alex will be a comedian everyone will be talking about"
Wellingtonreviews - Alexander Sparrow: One Night Stand

"Excellent . . . keeps the audience enthralled"
The Ruminator - Alexander Sparrow: One Night Stand

More about writer/performer, Alexander Sparrow:
Alexander Sparrow is a writer and comedian. He has performed in several shows in the New Zealand Fringe Festival and the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. As well as de Sade, Sparrow will perform another one man show in the 2014 Fringe called How To Pick Up Women, about the techniques of the world’s five greatest pick up artists. Alexander also has a solo show coming up in 2014’s New Zealand International Comedy Festival, It Was Supposed To Be A Joke.

Presented by Alexander Sparrow

Please note - the date and time of this event has been changed from the Fringe Club to the Cavern Club. The time has also changed from 10pm to 6:30pm.
Original tickets are still valid for the new venue and time.

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