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Waste Not Want Not: Bethany’s Guide to the Thrift Life

Waste Not Want Not: Bethany’s Guide to the Thrift Life

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  • Thu 8 Oct, 6:30pm – 7:30pm


BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Tce, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Full: $20.00
  • Concession: $15.00
  • Groups 6+: $18.00
  • 3 Show Pass: $45.00


NZ Improv Fest

Bethany is the Queen of Resourcefulness. In her quirky (and musical!) storytelling show, Bethany opens up about her tips, tricks and the frightful lengths she's gone to, to save food, money... well anything and everything really. It’s a hot handy hack guide for all, a celebration of weird uniqueness, and a microscope into hoarding.

After an award-nominated debut at NZ Fringe, Thrift Life has travelled to Dunedin Fringe, Christchurch’s Little Andromeda, and Nelson Fringe where it was due to headline, before instead gracing the Virtual Festival stage, receiving 3 award nominations for Best Solo Show, Best Design and Best Script. We can’t wait to at last bring Thrift Life, live, back to Te-Whanganui-a-Tara!

Waste Not Want Not joins NZ Improv Fest as a work not traditionally considered improv - but one that embraces spontaneity and highlights the huge crossovers between what we consider theatre vs improv. We're thrilled to host it for 2020!

“More than enjoyable, and well worth a watch”
— Theatreview

About Bethany:

Bethany Grace Miller is an emerging theatre and improv practitioner in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, and a low waste enthusiast. She works as a performer/ producer/ music director and resident thrifter in a range of projects. Achievements include leading the satire 100% Pure Tour (2018) for her MFA (Creative Practice) with Distinction, being a finalist in Motif Poetry’s first Windswept Slam (2019), a nomination for Most Promising Emerging Talent in Nelson Fringe 2017 (and more recent noms), and winning an Antoinette for Best Female Actor in a Lead Role. Bethany is also a certified delight!

About Toi Ngākau Productions:

Toi Ngākau Productions (art with heart) is a new award-winning production company formed out of a lifetime friendship between creatives Courtney Rose Brown and Bethany Grace Miller (both Ngāti Pākehā). Our kaupapa is to create relevant, uplifting and inclusive art that raises awareness, empowers, and liberates. Toi Ngākau Productions was launched at the start of 2019 and we have so far produced four successful mini seasons of ‘Thrift Life’, a twice sold-out extended BATS season of ‘Running Late’, an all-womxn cast/crew short film ‘The Girls’, and the award-winning ’DEEP and MEANINGFUL’ (NZ Fringe 2020).

NZ Improv Fest invites lovers of improvised theatre everywhere to join us in celebrating the art form we all know and love this 3-11 October, from wherever you are and wherever you're at. Join us in Wellington, or connect with us online, in a celebration of world class, local talent!

NZ Improv Fest: Close To Home takes place at BATS Theatre
Performance programme 6-10 October 2020
Workshops 3, 4, 10 October 2020

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