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NZSL-interpreted Basmati Bitch



Sat 22 Jul 2023, 07:00 pm - 8:30pm


Rangatira, Q Theatre
305 Queen Street, Auckland CBD


NZSL Interpreted, Arts Culture, Theatre, Performing Arts, Comedy


Wheelchair Access, Accessible Toilets, Mobility Parking


$20 tickets for Deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons. One companion ticket per theatre-goer is also available for $20.

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An NZSL-interpreted performance of Basmati Bitch will take place on Saturday 22 July at 7pm at Rangatira, Q Theatre. To book $20 access and companion tickets, email or call 0800 282 849.

When retired fighter, Shiva, is dragged into the world of illegal MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighting by bored overworked Bisma, the last thing they expect is to be embroiled in the contraband black market.

But that’s exactly what happens when they end up in massive debt to basmati baron Toby, ‘The King’. They have seven days to acquire a truckload of rice, or else...

Set in an alternate reality where ethnic dietary staples, like rice, are banned due to crop disease and closed borders, Basmati Bitch transports us to a heightened reality of contested borders, exploited migrant workers and a crumbling empire.

A self-aware, neo-noir action-crime-comedy full of whacky fourth-wall-breaking characters, slick dance and stage combat.

Nightclubs double as fight clubs, dairies have rice bunkers and Aunties scheme away in their mahjong dens.

Strap in, it’s gonna be a wild ride.

A collaboration between SquareSums&Co, Oriental Maidens and Auckland Theatre Company.


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