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Unforgotten: have miracles been cancelled?

Unforgotten: have miracles been cancelled?


Photos by Theuns Verwoerd

After several sold-out seasons of original theatre shows, NO Productions Theatre Collective is delighted to present their new Gothic tale – Unforgotten. Blending dark comedy with supernatural thriller, this unique show will immerse audiences into a familiar yet uncanny post-disaster world. The new CBD theatre venue Papa Hou (the YMCA) is a perfect space for this funny and disturbing site-specific show. Four shows only will be performed on 23-26 February, 8pm

The university professor Olsen (Michael Adams) and street musician Greg (David Allen) are accidentally left behind in a contaminated city after a major nuclear disaster. Hoping to catch the last evacuation train at an abandoned railway station, they discover a strange winged creature… Is it a real angel or a statue? Will the train come for them? Have miracles been cancelled?

Written by Christchurch playwright Nataliya Oryshchuk (originally from Ukraine), and directed by Georgina Briggs (UK), Unforgotten pushes the boundaries of traditional theatre performance. “The atmosphere of the play is partly inspired by my childhood memories of Chernobyl’s nuclear disaster in Ukraine, and at the same time resonates with the experiences of Christchurch earthquakes” – says Oryshchuk – “But it’s by no means a documentary account. I like to think of it as a post-disaster fairy tale or a nuclear ghost story – an essentially Gothic tale of survival and hope. Be prepared for surprises!”

Each night the audience number will be strictly limited to 30, and the tickets are likely to be sold prior to performances. Four shows only, duration is approximately 1 hour, PG 12.

Tickets $24 full, $19 concession. Book at Dash Tickets.

Please note that unfortunately this venue does not have wheelchair access.

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