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Feel like taking a road trip?

Feel like taking a road trip?

Four guys are heading up to THE CAPE, Cape Reinga. They’ve got the car. It’s Arthur’s, a pretty crappy blue Daihatsu, but he’s got plenty of drugs to help with the trip. Eb will be bouncing off the walls. He gets pretty wired, he’s really bright although he acts like a stupid idiot. Jordyn is gay and styly and he will probably moan about getting his flash clothes dirty.

Mo is the ideas man, this was his idea to go on a road trip to the Cape, and he’s poetic, he’ll read some of his poetry on the way. Directing this 1,096km trip to THE CAPE is Elizabeth O’Connor.

She says, “These guys rock, and so does Vivienne Plumb who has written an authentic, engaging, appalling, surprising and in the end truly loveable account of the world of the young New Zealand male.” Vivienne Plumb once took a memorable road trip herself with her friend Rina, “It was in a battered blue Holden, spray painted with clouds.” This was the influence for the road trip setting of THE CAPE, which she says, “is about all the journeys we make – mental, metaphorical, physical, and the final spiritual one we are prepared for, or are not prepared for.”

The trip to The Cape features a talented quartet, Cheyne Jenkinson, Jack Jenkins, Javier Jarquin (also of Court Jesters’ fame) and Nicolas Kyle.

Both Javier and Nicolas have just finished the incredibly popular season of THE HISTORY BOYS. It’s like Eb says “I think you’ll enjoy the compilation, man. I put a bit of everything on there. Let us know what you think, give us some feedback, man.” So why not call “shotgun” head down to The Forge and do just that.

THE CAPE by VIVIENNE PLUMB Directed by: Elizabeth O’Connor Featuring: Jack Jenkins, Cheyne Jenkinson, Javier Jarquin & Nicolas Kyle Venue: The Forge at The Court Theatre, 20 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch Performances: 4 July – 2 August 2008 Note: Contains coarse language Tickets: Adults $30, Students $20 from The Court Theatre Bookings: 963 0870 or online at


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