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Rock Opera for Fringe in The 'Stings

What do you do when you are physically allergic to love? Break out in spandex and sing a rock song of course!

Tom Knowles and his band are bringing the self-devised rock opera ‘Allergic to Love - Curse of the 80’s' to the Hastings Fringe Festival in October. Knowles won the NZ Fringe touring Award in March 2017 and had since toured his show successfully at the San Diego Fringe Festival.

Stings inThe Fringe chairperson Andrea Taaffe is thrilled with Tom’s enthusiastic entry to Fringe in the Stings.

“We are so excited to have Tom join our festival this year. This is a high energy, high octane show full of big hair, tight spandex (is there any other kind?!) and the audience can be guaranteed a night of rocking nostalgia, hilarity with a theme most, if not all of us, have experienced.”

Hailing from Blenheim, Knowles had spent the last 10 years writing the rock opera and gone on to win three awards at the New Zealand Fringe Festival. The rock opera is about a man who is actually allergic to love and breaks into 80s rock ballads just at the thought of love. The main character's girlfriend leaves him at the beginning of the show and it kicks off from there.

Tickets for Fringe in the 'Stings go on sale on September 5, see: www.fringeinthestings.co.nz

4 October 2017

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