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

 


PlayShop Presents Riddiford Street: Open Heart Comedy

27th August 2014
MEDIA RELEASE
For immediate release

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

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

TV3 Video: NZ Praised For Sportsmanship After Cricket World Cup Final Loss

New Zealand may have been outplayed in the Cricket World Cup final by Australia, but received praise worldwide for their graciousness in defeat. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

Werewolf: Finding Love In Hell

Will it really be 25 years in May since David Lynch’s Wild at Heart won big at Cannes, nabbing no less than the Palme d’Or? Amazing but true, and yet the film that was briefly Lynch’s most feted, now seems to be his most forgotten. More>>

ALSO:

Cricket: Dramatic Win Puts Black Caps In Finals

In Parliament: When Parliament resumed at 2pm the House passed a motion on a voice vote admiring the performance of the New Zealand cricket team in last night’s World Cup semi-final and wishing them well for the final on the weekend. More>>

ALSO:

Moon Shot/Kills Switch: The X Factor Judges Removed

MediaWorks has today decided that Natalia Kills and Willie Moon are no longer suitable to judge The X Factor and have removed them from the show. MediaWorks CEO, Mark Weldon, said that last night on The X Factor both Kills and Moon made comments that were completely unacceptable. More>>

ALSO:

Tessa Nichol: Up Up & Away In The Wairarapa

It’s an overcast morning in the Wairarapa but the mood on the ground in Carterton’s Carrington Park is anything but grey. More than 20 hot air balloons are getting ready to take off into the cloudy sky to mark the start of this year’s Wairarapa Balloon Festival. More>>

Golden Shears: Scotsman Wins Golden Shears Open Final

A Scottish shearer who settled in New Zealand to farm in Taranaki has become the first shearer from overseas to win the Golden Shears Open Shearing Championship. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news