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Lovers of Central Park

Lovers of Central Park

7-24 FEBRUARY 2007
Central Park, Brooklyn Road
6.30pm Wed – Sat & 3pm Sat Matinee, $16/$12
Door sales available at Hotel Willis 30 minutes before performance or book @

Experience the most romantic show in the Fringe Festival

Like fairy tale journeys into the woods, this guided summertime walk takes you through Brooklyn’s Central Park, revealing an amorous montage of lovers from throughout the Park’s history.

From a nineteenth century Maori couple to a Victorian gentleman’s indiscretions with the Irish maid; the flirtations of an American serviceman with a Brooklyn shopgirl to an elderly couple avoiding a flu pandemic by living rough in the Park.

“I find the dramatic atmosphere of Central Park very inspiring’ says writer and co-director James Hadley. ‘There is a sense of dark pasts hiding beside sun-filled presents which makes it perfect for an exploration of lovers’ affairs. The actors have responded strongly to the Park in rehearsals, turning it into a lovers’ playground of secrets and seductions which will surround the audience on their journey.

We hope this production will entice Wellingtonians back into this neglected inner city green space, to experience the thrilling journey we have prepared for them.”

This romantic journey stars a cast of over 20 talented Wellingtonians, and is directed by five graduates of the Masters course in Directing: L’hibou Hornung, Harriette Cowan, Kate Tarrant, Andrew Mackenzie and James Hadley.

The path will be uphill at times, like any romance, with drama, revelations and laughter along the journey. Sensible shoes recommended!


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