Baroness : Dunedin Fringe Festival


Ōtepoti | Dunedin

Presented by: Late Bloomers

Comedy LGBTQ+ Theatre

What would you do if you became the richest woman in the world overnight?

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Ōtepoti | Dunedin

Presented by: Late Bloomers

What would you do if you became the richest woman in the world overnight? Multi-award winning comedian Marea Colombo tells the tale of Angela Burdett-Coutts, the greatest Baronnes you've never heard of. In a unique take on stand-up comedy, Baroness will be a chaotic and critical analysis of the state of the world. Because you know what they say - mo' money, mo' problems. 

Baroness marks Colombo's third solo piece in the Dunedin Fringe Festival and is produced under Late Bloomers. Late Bloomers is an Ōtepoi-based theatre company founded by local creatives Marea Colombo and Bronwyn Wallace. The pair focus on creating original works that tell stories in innovative ways.

Previous awards include:

Outstanding Performer, Dunedin Fringe Festival 2023

Most Promising Emerging Company, NZ Fringe Festival 2023

NZ Fringe Tour Ready Award, Dunedin Fringe Festival 2022

"Comfortably the strongest performance I personally saw at the Fringe, Colombo oozes the confidence of a stage veteran whilst also seeming humble and potentially even unaware of just how good the show she has created is." - Theatre Travels

"I never find myself going more than a couple of minutes without laughing." - Art Murmurs

“Colombo’s commanding presence and fluency with words as herself, Marea, is instantly engaging, and the territory she traverses is very relatable." - John Smythe

Touch Tour Information
On the Saturday show, there will be a Touch Tour 30 minutes prior to the show start. This touch touch tour is a free experience where patrons can walk through the set, props, feel the costumes and familiarise themselves with sensory materials in the performance. If you are interested in joining the Touch Tour, please contact the Fringe office.

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$22.00 - $25.00

13 years + (licensed venue)


Te Whare o Rukutia

20 Princes St Dunedin 9054

| Wheelchair Access YES

Accessible Bathroom YES

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