As the days in Wellington get progressively longer, monthly variety show The Menagerie embraces the dark with their special Halloween show on Saturday 31 October 2015 at 8 pm at The Fringe Bar.
While outside, bright sunny days and blooming daffodils bring the promise of summer, inside The Fringe Bar on the last Saturday of October the mood will be entirely different. Jars of wet specimens will decorate the bar. Skulls, weapons, cobwebs and creatures will hang from every corner. A caged vulture will ominously watch the curious display of talented performers.
But the highlight of the evening are the performers:
Comedy by hilarious new comedian Sera Devcich
Burlesque by Miss Anthropy (Auckland)
Aerial hoop by Cherry Boomb (Napier)
Freakshow acts by Roxy Paradox
Dance by Les Folies de La Mort (by daylight they’re known as Les Folies de L’amour)
Magic and mystery from Mike Kay
Hosted by notorious New Orleans voodooist Samuel S Snakeeyes
A reading of Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven by producer Rachel Rouge
“I love Halloween,” says Rouge. “Half of the decorations we’ll be using on the night will be from my own collection of skulls and oddities. Halloween is a perfect time to dress up and embrace the dark, the scary and the creepy.”
For the first time, The Menagerie will hold a best dressed competition, with prizes awarded to the best costume on the night. Bring out your inner vampire, zombie, witch, ghoul or devil and come along to a show that is sure to evoke the Halloween spirit in even the brightest of souls.