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PlayShop Presents Riddiford Street: Open Heart Comedy

27th August 2014
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Riddiford Street: Season Three

With unscripted lust, intrigue and perhaps a dash of medicine.

PlayShop is excited to announce the much-anticipated return of Riddiford Street to BATS Theatre this September. Will this season of improvised soap opera finally answer all of the questions left unanswered in season two? Is Lucian Carlson really dead? What did Crystal Fox the urologist bring back from Foxton? Where in the world is Dr Swanson? So who’s going to replace the cast members that left to work in television?

Director Jonathan Price describes where this season is coming from “After our success playing with full-blown parody in the first Riddiford Street and Game of Things, I’m challenging the cast to dig further. We want to tap into that absurd, unabashed drama that keeps audiences hooked on shows like Shortland Street.” During this season audiences will be invited to watch six skilled actors play enough characters to sink a hospital.

Critics have called it “a very fun house party surrounded by hilarious friends”; and PlayShop is honoured to announce that this season of Riddiford Street has been chosen to be analysed as an example of New Zealand Theatre by Dramaturgies of the World.

PlayShop constitutes a new generation of Wellington improvisers, all with a vested interest in theatre. We believe the skills and philosophies of improvisation can be used to create exciting, risky, accessible theatre of all types.

Riddiford Street is directed by Jonathan Price, and features Oliver Devlin, Jed Davies, Sam Irwin, Jennifer O’Sullivan, Jonny Paul and Caitlin McNaughton.

Production Manager: Keely McCann.
Set & Costume Designer: Harriet Denby.
Lighting Designer: Rowan McShane.
Music composed and performed by Amand Gerbault-Gaylor.

Tuesday 9th - Saturday 13th September, 7:00pm
BATS Theatre (Out of Site), Corner of Cuba and Dixon
Tickets: $16/$14 with a $12 Group rate and $10 Student Wednesdays
Bookings: 04 802 4175 or www.bats.co.nz
Run Time: 60 minutes

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