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Instructions to a Double

Instructions to a Double

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Media Release

15 January 2009


Unicorn Productions Presents (as part of the New Zealand Fringe Festival)

Instructions to a Double

25th February at 6pm, 26th February and 28th February at 5.30pm and 7.30pm
Mighty Mighty, Upstairs at 104 Cuba Mall
Tickets: adult $15 / concession $12 / Fringe Addict $10
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Young Melbourne-based trio Unicorn Productions has received a Kakano grant from the New Zealand Fringe and Creative New Zealand to enable them to premiere their new show "Instructions to a Double" in Wellington.

Unicorn Productions are returning home to perform their most ambitious work for a Wellington audience. “Instructions to a Double” is a piece of experiential intimate theatre revolving around a table at which the audience is seated.

The audience is strictly limited to twelve per show to intensely immerse each individual in the experience.

They are guests at Viscountess Kasmira Auchinleck's dinner party, and she has a terrible secret. This darkly inviting piece challenges the audience on a sensory level and integrates multimedia through film and projections.

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Following their run at Mighty Mighty, they will tour the show to Christchurch and then back to Melbourne. The company are also recipients of a highly sought after Young Artists Grant from the City of Melbourne.

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"We are proud to be bringing our work home. We have learnt a lot in Melbourne, including training with the world-renowned physical theatre company SITI Co from New York, and we have brought these skills to this show," said Erin Hutching who performs as Kasmira as well as producing the show.

The Melbourne-based experimental theatre company is made up solely of New Zealand artists. All three members trained in their craft at New Zealand universities and moved to Melbourne in early 2007 to form Unicorn Productions.

They went on to perform in several Melbourne and Adelaide Fringe Festivals with their self-devised projects, creating a stir and receiving favourable reviews in both cities with a controversial film installation “Alex London Dies in Public” in 2008.

Kakano grants are given for the development of innovative new work by New Zealand artists. The Young Artists Grants administered by the City of Melbourne are allocated to high quality diverse applicants under the age of 26.


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