Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Coriolanus

Media Release for Immediate Use: Tuesday 15 January
From: The Bacchanals

CORIOLANUS
by William Shakespeare

24 January – 2 February, 7pm
Roseneath Long Hall, 13 Maida Vale Rd, Roseneath, Wellington
TICKETS: $10 BOOKINGS: tickets@thebacchanals.net or cash door sales

Like a flesh-hungry zombie that just won’t die, multi-award-winning theatre company The Bacchanals rise again to eat your brains with a brand new show this January! For their 24th show in their 13th birthday year, blood meets politics meets smothering mothers in Shakespeare’s most homoerotic play, Coriolanus!

Winning lots of battles makes Coriolanus the most popular guy in town, but when he is too proud to flatter the common people and let them eat cornflakes, the whole city turns on him and declares him an enemy of the state – but they are all unprepared for the terrible vengeance he decides to wreak upon them.

Coriolanus plays at The Long Hall in Roseneath from Thursday 24 JanuarySaturday 2 February at 7pm. The Long Hall is behind Roseneath School and St Barnabas’ – just get yourselves to the Roseneath shops and it’ll be signposted. The show only costs $10 and you’ll get a cup of tea in the middle; maybe even a biscuit if you’re very good! You can book tickets by e-mailing tickets@thebacchanals.net. As a guerrilla theatre company running on the smell of an oily rag that hasn’t seen oil since before decimal currency, we don’t have eftpos or credit card facilities, and you should probably bring a cushion with you and be aware that blood might go everywhere, front row.

Coriolanus stars the mighty Alex Greig in the title role, with Bacchanals stalwarts Salesi Le’ota as his friend Menenius, Jean Sergent as his mother Volumnia, Kirsty Bruce as his wife Virgilia, Joe Dekkers-Reihana as his great enemy Aufidius, Brianne Kerr and Walter Plinge as the scheming tribunes Sicinius and Brutus, Michael Ness as the general Cominius, Dasha Fedchuk as Valeria and Hilary Penwarden as Titus Lartius, plus Tony Black, Amy Griffin-Browne, Rosanagh Kynoch, Hugo Randall, Morgan Rothwell, Rebecca Sim and Lauren Wilson as the citizens of Rome. The show is designed by Bronwyn Cheyne and Charlotte Simmonds, and directed by David Lawrence.

The Bacchanals have been doing shows all over New Zealand since 2000. They want you to have a good time with them and go away thinking a bit harder about the world you live in. You could visit their website at www.thebacchanals.net if you want to know more about them; you could follow them on Twitter @thebacchanals or poke them on MyFace here: https://www.facebook.com/TheBacchanalsNZ

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

8 October: Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Coming To Auckland!

Dainty Group announced today that global superstar Miley Cyrus will bring her BANGERZ TOUR to New Zealand in October this year. This will be Miley’s first ever visit to New Zealand and there will only be one Auckland show before she takes her tour to Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Music: Lorde NZ Tour Confirmed In Four Major Cities!

In what will be her first ever New Zealand headline tour, Frontier Touring and Brent Eccles Entertainment are stoked to bring you four epic shows across the country! The all ages concerts take place late October/ early November in Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Poor Economics

A review of and excerpt from Jonathan Boston and Simon Chapple’s Child Poverty in New Zealand. More>>

Head Count: Highest Population Growth Since 2003

The country’s population grew by 67,800 people, or 1.5 percent, in the year to 30 June 2014. This came from natural increase (births minus deaths) of 29,500 and net migration (arrivals minus departures) of 38,300. New Zealand's estimated resident population was 4.51 million at 30 June 2014. More>>

Fun-Enhancement: Research To Ensure Even Game For Less Skilled Players

A University of Canterbury engineering PhD student is researching sports, such as table tennis, to ensure closer games for both better and less skilled players. More>>

Werewolf: From The Lost Continent

It’s a case of better late than never for Olivier Assayas’ marvellous After May/Apres Mai, which first screened at Venice in 2012, got a theatrical release in Australia – but not here – and only now appears on DVD, after Assayas himself has moved on. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: Blue Eyed & Soulful

Last year’s Muscle Shoals documentary was a reminder that on some of soul music’s most hallowed tracks, the studio band consisted of a bunch of white guys from rural Alabama... More>>

ALSO:

Final Event - Number Crunching: NZ Fifth Best Performer At Commonwealth Games

With a haul of 45 medals, New Zealand has outperformed the best predictions of the world’s number crunchers by 440% and beaten our past performance at the Commonwealth Games by 11% per cent, according to a Massey University finance lecturer. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news