We have added a 3pm matinee of the fantastic piece Stamping Grounds due to popular demand. Email us back if you would like to book in - limited places available for this extra performance at 3pm on Saturday 5 March. Also on this weekend – Drift and The World’s Tallest Tale.
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Season: Wednesday 2 – Saturday 5 March
Tickets: $15 full/$12 concession/$10 Fringe Addict
Directed by Jade Erikson (Yatra, Penumbra). TALKBACK Youth Theatre collective made up of recent settlers from the Middle East and Africa: Aya Al-Umari, Phil Pithyou, Martin Pithyou, Mohamed Osman, Ahmed Osman, Leila Osman, Fatima Jeylawi, Tammilkah E Nurokina, Yordanos Giebremichael, Rahwa Giebremichael and Zaya Aoraha, and graduates of Toi Whakaari Jessie Alsop, Amanda Baker, Anna Brothers, Jade Daniels and Vaughan Slinn come together, risking life and limb with the stories the media forgot to tell you. This energetic theatrical exploration is devised from investigations into the powerful media images of countries in crisis that can often overshadow the rich personal experiences and histories of these individual New‚ New Zealanders.
Season: Thursday 3 - Saturday 12 March (no show Sun/Mon)
Tickets: $16 full/$12 concession/$10 Fringe Addict
International comedians Alicia Clark and Aurora Kurth return to Wellington with the world premier of their latest Theatre escapade.
The story follows our outlandish heroes on a quest to discover the truth behind The World's Tallest Tale. They encounter ridiculous scoundrels, magic and skullduggery, as they race to save the world. Hilarity, adventure and nail biting excitement ensue. The fantastic John Bolton Theatre trademarks are created by - actors playing multiple characters, singing and physical comedy devices all combining to create an amazing world for this story to unfold within. The show's director Merophie Carr a kiwi is also a fellow John Bolton Theatre School graduate and won the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Export Award in 2003.
Season: Friday 4 – Saturday 5 March
Tickets: $14 full/$12 concession/$10 Fringe Addict
Drift, a sonic and movement based performance, debuted in New York in 2004 by Tuning Fork, a NZ production duo. Tuning Fork founders, Camilla Maling and Olivia Skinner, have brought a radio documentary to the stage, combining Camilla’s experience in radio and movement with Olivia’s performative passions. Their multi-dynamic piece tells the story of two women and their fellow NZers dealing with the universal experience of living with distance. Drift has been described as “a kind of aria, a lyrical poem” and encourages audiences to indulge their senses and imaginations. Drift is a story about people, transition and growth expressed through movement, text and audio landscapes of bustling New York environments and abstract sound worlds.