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Gag Reflex: A Scandalous Solo Show | TAHI Festival 2022

Gag Reflex
16 Sep 2022 to 17 Sep 2022
16 - 17 September
A Scandalous Solo Show by Rachel Atlas featuring world-class stunts and a heart-warming feminist story.
Event type: 
Festival, Theatre
Tickets from $18
BATS Theatre
1 Kent Tce


Rachel Atlas has a complicated relationship with danger. From teenage stripper to sword swallower, from accidental dominatrix to knife-thrower’s assistant, she’s never been able to resist living on the edge. In this riotous tell-all debut solo show, expect to be thrilled by world-class stunts, raw humour and the heart-warming journey of a dangerous woman finally finding safety.

Rachel Atlas is an internationally renowned circus performer and a veteran of the vaudeville and Fringe Festival circuits the world over. Gag Reflex will be her first autobiographical work: lifting the curtain on her fascinating life of salacious sexual exploits, bad trips, worse men, and, of course, death-defying misadventures.

A thrilling, titillating, tear-jerking theatre full of world-class stunts and winner of the 2022 NZ Fringe Festival Best in Fringe Award, Gag Reflex is a heart-warming feminist story not to be missed!

"Atlas is a natural on stage and threw herself wholeheartedly into each scene."  Lilli Margaret, Art Murmurs, 2022

Creator & Performer: Rachel Atlas | Director: Sabrina Martin | Director Mentor: Sameena Zehra | Assistant Producer: Petra Shotwell | Lighting & Projection Designer: Bekky Boyce| Sound Designer: Maxwell Apse | Stage Manager: James Kiesel | Set Designer / Assistant Stage Manager: Erika Takahashi | Costume Design: Go Go Amy | Originally produced by George Fowler/Hugo Grrrl

The Stage is wheelchair accessible. For full details about accessibility at BATS, go to 

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TAHI Festival
A celebration of solo artists, TAHI is a ten-day Festival from 8-17 September dedicated to showcasing the finest and most engaging solo performances from all around Aotearoa. With events across Pōneke in 2022, check out our website for all the details and to book. 
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