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Buckle Up for the Ultimate NZ Roadtrip

Buckle Up for the Ultimate NZ Roadtrip - on Stage in Auckland in February

1994 Road Trip Coming of Age Recipe: Take 1 x faggot; 1 x jock; 1 x dealer; and 1 x poet. Mix vigorously. Drive north for three days in one shitty Japanese 2nd hand car. Expect interesting results on arrival.

New Zealand 1994: Before ‘P’, before everyone owned a mobile phone… the year Kurt Cobain died. Eb, Arthur, Mo and Jordyn leave their harsh lives behind to drive from Wellington to Cape Reinga on the roadtrip of a lifetime.

Kiwitheatre presents the Auckland premiere of award-winning Wellington writer Vivienne Plum’s coming-of-age production The Cape at the Herald Theatre, THE EDGE®, Auckland in February.

Starring Damien Harrison (The Tutor, Shortland Street), Dane Dawson (Outrageous Fortune), Michael Whalley ( Karaoke High) and James Kara, The Cape follows four young men from Wellington to Cape Reinga. This could be the roadtrip from hell – each of the teenagers has a secret and as they drive up the North Island, the tension rises and the car becomes a pressure cooker.

Hilarious and tender, the play takes audiences on a rollicking ride as the foursome is forced to grow up and confront some ugly facts about themselves, their companions and the reality of life.

The Cape was first staged at Circa Theatre in Wellington in August 2007 and Michael Whalley received the award for Best Male Newcomer at the 2007 Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards for his role in The Cape.

The Auckland production is directed by Celia Nicholson and features set and lighting design by Sean Coyle, with panoramic digital imagery by New Zealand designer Robert Appierdo.

The Cape is at the Herald Theatre, THE EDGE®, Auckland from Friday 8 February to Saturday 1 March. Book at Ticketek 0800 TICKETEK or


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