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  • Fri 22 Mar ’19, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Sat 23 Mar ’19, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Sat 23 Mar ’19, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Sun 24 Mar ’19, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Thu 28 Mar ’19, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Fri 29 Mar ’19, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Sat 30 Mar ’19, 7:00pm – 8:00pm


ZanziBar, 311 George Street, Dunedin



Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $19.45
  • Concession: $12.30

It is 1999. It's the female toilets in DAZZLER'S!, a tired, shabby nightclub in Essex on the outskirts of London. Secrets, lies and more than just a little betrayal over cocktails.

This quirky black comedy packs a punch as it explores the bonds of friendship and divorce in the stark florescent light of the girls lavvie's. Pull up a pint and see where it all ends!

Originally a short play created by Ruth Carraway as part of the 2018 4x4 Studio for Emerging Writers through the Fortune Theatre. After an extremely well received first airing via the medium of a rehearsed reading, an extended version of ‘Lavvies’ just had to be written.

'Lavvies' is a light-hearted glimpse into an interaction between intoxicated women in the toilets of a typical nightclub where the emotional trust account of their friendship is tested. The work addresses such topics as infidelity, teen pregnancy, substance use, conflict and sisterhood. The all-female cast represents women at different stages of their lives with a broad range of life histories and experiences. It is hoped that the inclusive and identifiable content of the play encourages a diverse audience who may not usually be attracted to theatre.

‘Lavvies’ has an all female team with a vast wealth of experience within the acting industry.

Sara Georgie, award winning actor for Eloise in the Middle and has extensive professional theatre (Ladies Night, Avis, Eloise in the Middle) and TV (Wanted) experience. Rosella Hart, with extensive professional theatre, TV, Film, Commercial and Radio experience both here and the UK. Shannon Colbert has extensive professional theatre experience both here and the USA, and Tara Leckie with professional acting experience in Dunedin and surrounding areas.

Director – Cindy Diver
Cindy is a Dunedin based professional actor, director, writer, casting director and the owner-manger of Theatreworks Ltd. Over the past twenty five years she has worked full time in the theatre, television and film industry in a wide variety of roles including; production manager, casting director, playwright, stage manager, producer, actor, director, technician, and events manager.

Writer/Producer – Ruth Carraway
Ruth is from the UK and has over 30 years experience in the profession, starting out as a child actor in the iconic children’s television series ‘Grange Hill’ as a main character for 4 years with other credits including The Bill, Prime Suspect and Dangerfield. Since coming to New Zealand Ruth has played a small part in the short film ‘Eyrie’ and works with prisoners using Forum Theatre Techniques to explore positive change. This is Ruth’s first play – whoop whoop!

Restrictions or Warnings: Swearing and drug references

Fringe Tags; Theatre, Comedy, Street/Site Specific

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