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Downstage Programme January – June 2007

Downstage Programme January – June 2007

Let Downstage Entertain You with a sparkling 2007 January to June season packed with an irresistible feast of plays from home and abroad.

We’ve got three New Zealand stories, including the world premiere of NZ Rugby’s ‘greatest tragedy’, Finding Murdoch - the story of the expulsion of Keith Murdoch from the All Black tour of Britain and the media quest to find out why; a joyous Kiwiana retrospective to a 1960s dance hall on Saturday night in Flagons and Foxtrots and a brand new production of The Case of Katherine Mansfield featuring acclaimed star of film and stage, Danielle Cormack.

From the USA we bring the iconic The Graduate, (‘Are you trying to seduce me, Mrs Robinson?’) and in an exhilarating concept of Othello, Jim Moriarty stars as a senior General in the British army, sent to the New Zealand wars to fight his own people.

So lift your spirits, sharpen your senses and join us at Downstage for five pleasure packed shows.

Ricky Boyd and the Boomshack
SATURDAY’S: Dec 9th, Dec 21st, Jan 13th, Jan 27th, Feb 10th
Door Sales Only from 9pm $10
Playing authentic fifties rhythm and blues and rock'n'roll, the All-Star line up including vocalists Connan Hosford (Mockasins), drummer Ricky Boyd (ex-Accelerants), Samuel Flynn Scott (The Phoenix Foundation), Jeremy Taylor (ex-Cinematic), and new addition Lisa Tomlins (vocals Trinity Roots, Fat Freddy's Drop, Rhombus and Shapeshifter.

The Viagra Monologues
By Geraldine Brophy
BATS Theatre
9-20 JANUARY, 8.30pm
Bookings: 04 802 4175 or
An amusing and heart warming series of candid monologues by Kiwi men “Exceptional show . . . sublime writing and acting make ‘The Viagra Monologues’ a riveting show” – Peter Calder, New Zealand Herald

The Case of Katherine Mansfield
By Catherine Downes
Downstage Theatre
Bookings: 04 801 6946 or
Leading New Zealand actor Danielle Cormack takes on literary icon Katherine Mansfield.

The Lover’s of Central Park
7-24 FEBRUARY, 6.30pm (3.00pm Saturday)
Central Park, Brooklyn Road
Experience the most romantic show of the Fringe. A guided walk through Central Park, revealing a montage of lovers'

The Chit Chat Lounge
9 FEBRUARY – 4MARCH, 10.00pm – 12.00am
Paramount Theatre, FREE
Wellington’s very own Late Night Talk Show, starring the charismatic hosts Vinyl Burns & HotNuts & Popcorn, featuring comedy, circus, film, live music and a string of talented guests.

FEBRUARY 9th: 8.00pm, 10th & 11th : 2.00pm & 8.00pm
Bookings – Ticketek 04 384 3840
A beautiful new dance theatre work about the aging, indigenous culture and the female form

I.A. (Insomniacs Anonymous)
14 – 17FEBRUARY, 9.30pm
BATS Theatre
A disturbing surreal comedy about sleeplessness in the city starring Kate Fitzroy

FREAK! Fearless Fashion Show
16 FEBRUARY, 11pm
San Francesco Bath House - Door Sales from 9.00pm
Join MALICE on her journey and transformation in the Matrix of fashion. FREAK! Fearless Fashion

Life of Antigone
15 – 18 FEBRUARY, 8.00pm
Te Whaea Theatre, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown - 04 381 9253
Rebellion and truth in its most naked, raw and brutal form:

Imagining Reality
18 - 22FEBRUARY, 9.30pm
BATS Theatre
BabyshadS brings you another night of insight, chaos and buffoonery.

Brain Power
21 – 25 FEBRUARY, 6.30pm
BATS Theatre
A funny film noir set in a brain.

Porcelain Grin
26 FEBRUARY - 1 MARCH, 6.30pm
BATS Theatre
How do we continue to smile in the face of adversity? Starring Brooke Williams.

Fight or Flight
2- 10 MARCH, 6.30pm
BATS Theatre
A dark physical comedy about fear and all of the different fears that hold us back in life. What are you afraid of?

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