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Pretending Things are a ....

Monday 30th April 2018

Internationally award-winning storyteller, comedian and essentially full-time backpacker, Jon Bennett, is back in Nelson with his most popular show. Pretending Things are a .... is the product of Bennett’s three years of global wandering and combines an artistic, phallic-filled photographic display with hilarious and surprisingly heart-wrenching tales from Bennett’s life.

“Instantly likeable, Bennett is a deft storyteller with a frank, confessional style that blends pathos and humour to great effect. ★★★★½” – Uptown Magazine (CAN).

Jon was recently in Nelson as part of his Fire in the Meth Lab New Zealand tour, where audiences loved his fast-paced, compelling comedy and sensational storytelling skills. After travelling to almost 70 countries performing and pretending things are penises, Bennett doesn't love anywhere back quite as much as he does Aotearoa.

“At the end of this hilarious and thoughtful hour, no one seems to want to leave the room. ★★★★” – Edmonton Journal (CAN).


April 30




Nelson & suburbs


Refinery ArtSpace
3 Halifax Street, Central City, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Pay What You Can: $12.00 Pay What You Can: $20.00 Pay What You Can: $32.00 Earlybird Admission: $10.00

Tickets from Eventfinda ph. 0800 BUY TIX (289 849).


Additional Info

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