2018 Edinburgh Fringe

BonQrz

  • Theatre (60 minutes)
Narin Ozenci

A BonQrz style seminar about how Narin Oz's disastrous life choices made her decide to be a budgerigar. Directed by Erkan Mustafa (80s legend Roland Browning from Grange Hill). Narin Oz takes the audience on a very surreal journey of human folly in order to show them why life is now better being a budgerigar. Oz shares the most embarrassing details of her life and reveals various physical methods of freeing your mind. These methods create a very effective path to become a fully brainless budgie like Narin Oz.

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Date Time Venue
2nd Aug 14.45 The Mockingbird
3rd Aug 14.45 The Mockingbird
4th Aug 14.45 The Mockingbird
5th Aug 14.45 The Mockingbird
7th Aug 14.45 The Mockingbird
8th Aug 14.45 The Mockingbird
9th Aug 14.45 The Mockingbird
10th Aug 14.45 The Mockingbird
11th Aug 14.45 The Mockingbird
12th Aug 14.45 The Mockingbird
14th Aug 14.45 The Mockingbird
15th Aug 14.45 The Mockingbird
16th Aug 14.45 The Mockingbird
17th Aug 14.45 The Mockingbird
18th Aug 14.45 The Mockingbird
19th Aug 14.45 The Mockingbird
21st Aug 14.45 The Mockingbird
22nd Aug 14.45 The Mockingbird
23rd Aug 14.45 The Mockingbird
24th Aug 14.45 The Mockingbird
25th Aug 14.45 The Mockingbird
26th Aug 14.45 The Mockingbird

Reviews

Press articles

+3 interview: Bonqrz

"A BonQrz is directed by Erkan Mustafa (80's legend Roland Browning from TV's Grange Hill) and written and performed by myself."

Dan Lentell, Edinburgh49, 23rd July 2018

Narin Oz discusses her new Edinburgh show

Narin will take the audience on a very surreal journey of human folly, sharing the most embarrassing details of her life and revealing various methods of freeing your mind.

Entertainment Focus, 21st June 2018

A piggy interview with Narin Oz

Narin Oz interview.

Wrigley Worm, FringePig, 19th June 2018

More details

A BonQrz style seminar about how Narin Oz's disastrous life choices made her decide to be a budgerigar. Narin Oz takes the audience on a very surreal journey of human folly in order to show them why life is now better being a budgerigar. Oz shares the most embarrassing details of her life and reveals various methods of freeing your mind. These methods create a very effective path to become a fully brainless budgie like Narin Oz.

"Fed up of life? You too can be a budgerigar with my one-step programme. So set yourself free, come join the flock and get a free budgie swing with every cage whilst stocks last. This seminar is purposely unconventional because the moral of the show is intrinsically about self-acceptance and the courage to express your true authentic self. Only then you will be able to walk the path of your true destiny as a budgerigar. This seminar is so life-changing that I will be taking a 20% cut for the rest of your life (Cash only. You will be fitted with a tracking device so that our people can find you)".

Narin Ozenci

Bonqrz is written by Narin Ozenci and performed by Narin Oz. Who is Narin Oz? Narin Oz lives on the outskirts of society and does not care about convention, your social rules or etiquette. She takes pleasure poking fun of the dark, violently enjoys her sexuality and is completely mischievous, "In essence, I am your inner wild budgie ready to be unleashed...Roar...Give me some millet!"

Since 19, Narin has performed surreal pieces for her Performance Art Degree and around the London circuit. In 2014, she took her first show up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a comedy prank show, Narin Oz: Addicted To Love (Show in and on her car). She then went on to co-write and co-star in Channel 4's Girls Go Trolling. In 2017, she took a work in progress show up to the Ed Fringe, #Dirtywoman (Chucks compost about, gets her kit off and smears herself in it). All her shows combine various disciplines practiced and studied throughout her life; performance art, clowning, stand up, bouffon, prank, method acting & mental illness.

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Reviews

"Visceral, visually funny & deeply heartfelt", Nick Awde, The Stage

"The imagined child of Andy Kaufman and a supermodel, Narin Oz is a beautiful comic genius", Martin Walker, Fringe Pig

"Comedy Genius or someone who should be sectioned", Erkan Mustafa

"The star rating here is largely a cop-out: the show is almost impossible to rate; it depends on how you take it or where Oz herself will have taken it by the end of the festival. Regardless, it's an exhilarating, perplexing experience; exactly what a Fringe show should be", Marissa Burgess, The List (Narin Oz: Addicted To Love 2014)

"Bonkers!", Chris Grady, Mountview Academy Of Theatre Arts.

"Incredible bravery...Even more mental than Red Bastard", Lee Sillitee

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