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The Shit Kid | TAHI Festival 2022

The Shit Kid
16 Sep 2022 to 17 Sep 2022
16 - 17 September
A physical, funny, and distinctly kiwi solo show by award-winning writer and comedian Sarah Harpur.
Event type: 
Comedy, Festival, Theatre
Tickets from $18
BATS Theatre
1 Kent Tce


Sibling rivalry, Olympic ambition. Mark Todd fever-dreams. A very sexy horse. A one-person play about one mediocre person. Shortlisted for the 2022 Adam NZ Play Award. 

There's a 'shit kid' in every family. In Sharni's family, it's her. While twin brother Nige is off winning Olympic medals, Sharni teaches rich kids to ride horses while dealing pony poo on the side. But Sharni has a plan. She's going to buy the sexiest horse in town and get to the Olympics herself. The only thing standing in her way is her baby, a lack of intergenerational wealth, and one bad temper.

From award-winning writer and performer of Dead Dads Club, The Shit Kid explores the collision between parenthood and ambition—featuring a $600 hobby horse.

"A cheerful, cheeky show with a distinctly Kiwi flavour." - Terry MacTavish, Theatreview, 2022

Writer & Performer: Sarah Harpur (Kāi Tahu) | Director: Carrie Green (Ngāti Porou)

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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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