2019 sPARROW & bOYLE cOMEDY fESTIVAL
Multi-award-winning Wellington character comics, Alexander Sparrow and Katie Boyle, of Sparrow & Boyle Entertainment, are the performers behind the shows. Combined, their shows have been nominated for 16 awards, winning three: Pat Goldsack’s Swingers Club & Brothel, Best Comedy, Palmy Fringe Festival; and DJ Trump, Best Solo Show and Outstanding Achievement, Wellington Comedy Awards.
The S&B Comedy Festival includes two Shakespeares (The Merry Wives of Windsor and Much Ado About Nothing). Merry Wives is a one-woman version of the show, starring Katie, which has already seen 30 performances around the country. Two Trump-themed shows also feature: DJ Trump and Becoming Trump. These are performed by Alexander, whose impersonation has appeared in The Wall Street Journal. He was also selected as a World Top 10 Trump Impersonator by Laugh Factory, Hollywood.
The remaining critically acclaimed shows are Pat Goldsack’s Swingers Club & Brothel, ENIGMA, Fred From Featherston, and de Sade. There will also be three interactive tours of Gryphon Theatre, hosted by the award-winning character, 87-year-old Pat Goldsack, and Fred From Featherston, Featherston’s former #1 male model.
the merry wives of windsor
Sir John Falstaff, the fat knight, is coming to town. Short of money to pay his men, Falstaff attempts to woo Mistress Page and Mistress Ford at the same time. When the wives discover his intentions, they seek revenge - getting the whole town of Windsor involved in the process! Featuring the infamous knight, a Welsh parson, a flamboyant hotel owner, a drunk pickpocket, and many more memorable characters.
'The Merry Wives of Windsor' is one of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies. This interactive version of the play brings the bard's crazy array of characters to life, all played by one (very fit) actress. Visit the town of Windsor - maybe you'll have the chance to interact with Falstaff yourself . . .
As seen in The Wall Street Journal (US)
“He’s good” - TV3 “very good” - TVNZ “he nails it” - PRIME TV
Donald Trump has had a hard life – he’s never fitted in, his dad hated him, and he’s in a minority group (the top 1%). After taking control of America, he digs deep and realises it’s time to take control of his own life – so he abandons his country and moves to New Zealand. In his 71st year, he will finally ignore his parent’s expectations and achieve his childhood dreams of becoming a hip-hop recording artist.
Winner Best Show - 2017 Wellington Comedy Awards
World Top 10 Trump Impersonator (Laugh Factory, Hollywood)
Pat Goldsack’s Swingers Club and Brothel
Winner Best Comedy - 2018 Palmy Fringe Festival
Nominated Best Solo Performance, Best Comedy - 2018 Nelson Fringe.
A one-woman comedy by Katie Boyle, sets up an old lady in the least likely environment.
Patricia Goldsack, known as Pat to her friends and lovers, has toured New Zealand for the last four decades with her Swingers club and brothel. Looking to make a dime in her old age, and lots of new and naked friends, she explores how close two degrees is and whether we can make that separation smaller.
Make your dreams come true . . .
“utterly phenomenal . . . hilarious” - Theatreview
“impossible not to love” - Echoes From The Wings.
Fred From Featherston
“Rural New Zealand comedy at its best” - Theatreview
This is the story of an atypical kiwi bloke. Brought up in small town New Zealand with 18 brothers and sisters (only four of whom survived being cut off his back), life was tough for Fred. He had to work hard to stand out. In his quest to become Featherston’s #1 everything, he’s tried taxidermy, bartending, cheesecake decorating; the stories get weirder the longer you let him run his mouth.
As his life starts to unravel, he draws on his incorrigible optimism and self-confidence to get him through. Fred’s been in more than a few “somewhat compromising positions” – this is one old man you don’t want to miss!
Nominated Best Comedy - 2018 Palmy Fringe Festival
Nominated Best Solo Show - 2018 Nelson Fringe Festival
Want to become a seduction guru? This pick-up artist tears down the fourth wall like a Mack truck and puts you in the driver’s seat of your own life. Far from being just for the guys, Enigma’s here to help FEG’s (Future Ex-Girlfriends) be the best they can be too! Packed with demonstrations, jokes, and more than a little eye shadow, this is the beginning of the rest of your life: the part with all the sexy bits.
“fantastically entertaining” - Theatreview
“this show is a must see” - Art Murmurs
“strangely entertaining” - Dominion Post
”Hilarious and delightful debauchery” - Theatreview
A one-man show about the perverted philosophical powerhouse, the Marquis de Sade!
This show throws open the cell doors of the darkest mind in history. Imprisoned for a decade without visitors, the Marquis reveals how he came to be locked up, shares the gritty details of his personal life, and teaches everyone the joys of anarchy. Complete with unbelievable audience demonstrations and improvisation, you don’t watch Sade, you meet and speak with him . . . no other performer has embodied the Divine Marquis quite like this.
“hilarious” - Kiwiblog
“comedic genius” - Regional News
18+ Black comedy
As seen on TVNZ’s Breakfast, TV3’s The Project and Story, and PRIME TV’s Back Benches.
A solo comedy-horror with over 30 characters. Alexander Sparrow started playing the US President before he won the election – and he hasn’t stopped since. He’s been on TV, his shows are selling out, and life is looking great. In the White House, things aren’t so good for the real deal. Trump is battling against the world, his staff, and his wife. When the stress kills him, Trump’s soul decides he has some unfinished business to attend to. And who better to possess than the Southern Hemisphere’s #1 Trump impersonator?
“impressive energy, humour, invention . . . an astounding feat of memory” - Theatreview