The New Zealand Fringe Festival has launched its programme for 2021 - its biggest yet.
It comes despite Covid-19 fears, and with no shortage of local talent.
The festival programme is packed with 156 events at 38 performance venues in 23 days, from the 26 February to the 20 March.
Festival director Sasha Tilly says it's time for home-grown to shine.
She speaks to Corin Dann.