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Grimm and Colony @ Wgtn Performing Arts Centre

Grimm and Colony @ Wellington Performing Arts Centre

Long Cloud Youth Theatre

LONG CLOUD YOUTH THEATRE | Training and production company for young actors

GRIMM | A dark fairytale…
OCTOBER 4 & 5 @ 7.30PM
Wellington Performing Arts Centre, 36 Vivian St

COLONY! | A circus troupe in pursuit of happiness in colonial New Zealand
OCTOBER 11 & 12 @ 7.30PM
Wellington Performing Arts Centre, 36 Vivian St


Each show $12/ $10 | BOOK NOW PH: 04 385 8033 or EMAIL: info[at]

Following on from the acclaimed season of Spring Awakening, thirteen talented young actors from Long Cloud Youth Theatre are presenting their second showcase of the year: GRIMM and COLONY! - two works that have been researched and created by the young actors themselves. The Company performs GRIMM at the theatre of Wellington Performing Arts Centre on 4 and 5 October, at 7.30pm. COLONY! opens the following week at the same venue and will be performed on 11 and 12 October, at 7.30pm.

GRIMM concerns a group of fairytale characters who have been trapped inside the famous stories of the brothers Grimm for hundreds of years. Unhappy with their working conditions, they organise themselves into a fairytale union and the protest begins… Rapunzel and Prince Charming prove to be far removed from the role models they are normally portrayed as. The play poses the question: What are morals and how can we preserve them?

COLONY! takes place in the days of the New Zealand Gold Rush. Percy Hemingway has a dream. He gathers together a troupe of circus entertainers and sails from Great Britain to New Zealand. A bearded lady, a Siamese twin, a mute mime, a fortuneteller and a ring-master settle in Aotearoa New Zealand to pursue their search for happiness. However, the Promised Land puts them to the test and a quest for survival begins…

Long Cloud Youth Theatre, run by Wellington Performing Arts Centre, is a unique training and production company for young people aged 16-20 years. The Company gives young actors the means to develop their theatrical skills through practical performance experience and the opportunity to work with Wellington’s foremost theatrical directors and tutors. The program is led by award winning teacher and director Willem Wassenaar.


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