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Seed of contentment or chaos?

Seed of contentment or chaos?

Winning play tours with AOTNZ 4 July - 4 Aug 2018

IVF isn’t fool proof and IUDs aren’t failsafe. iPhones come with ovulation apps and being married doesn’t mean you have to breed. Seed follows four women as they try to get pregnant, stay pregnant or become un-pregnant - the dilemmas of modern reproduction.

Seed is about the horror some woman experience to learn they’re pregnant, even while in loving relationships, and about fancy fertility clinics that prey on people’s primal urge to replicate, in the hope of cementing the bond with their partner in a way a ring, a house or a promise just don’t.

A truly contemporary, hilarious and smart look at modern reproduction and female friendship, Seed is a drama that’ll make you laugh, or it’s a comedy that’ll make you cry.
Photo credit Rebecca McMillan

Seed, by Elisabeth Easther, won the 2014 Adam New Zealand play of the year award.

“Moments of side splitting hilarity coupled with those of heart wrenching poignancy” - Ewen Coleman, Dominion Post

“[A] sophisticated, witty and very contemporary meditation on the timeless processes of procreation.” – NZ Herald
How far would you go to get a life?

Directed by Kerryn Palmer
Cast – Hannah Banks, Carrie Green, Sophie Hambleton, Tom Knowles, Emily Regtien


Wednesday 4 July 7pm Onewhero
OSPA Theatre
$20 Book: or The Goodness Grocer Pukekohe

Thursday 5 July 7pm Whitianga
Town Hall
Adults $30, Youth under 18 $15 Book: Whitianga Paper Plus

Friday 6 July 7.30pm Hamilton
The Meteor Theatre
GA $25, Concession $20

Saturday 7 July 7.30pm Tauranga
16th Avenue Theatre
Adult $24.90, Concession $22
Book: or Baycourt Box Office

Thursday 12 July 8pm Upper Hutt
Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre
$20 Book:

Friday 13 July 7.30pm Picton
Little Theatre
$20 Book: Take Note Picton and Alyssums Blenheim

Sunday 15 July 8pm Christchurch
Gloucester Room, Isaac Theatre Royal
Adults $35, Concessions/Subscribers $30Booking fees apply

Tuesday 17 July Roxburgh
Town Hall
$25 Book: i-Site and Door sales

Thursday 19 July 7pm Arrowtown
Athenaeum Hall
$25 Book: eventfinda

Friday 20 July 7.30pm Lake Hawea
Community Centre
$25 Adult, $10 Child
Book: Sailz Café, OCD Café, Wanaka Medical Centre (cash)

Saturday 21 July 7.30pm Twizel
Events Centre
Adult $20, Student $10
Book: Twizel Information Centre

Sunday 22 July 7.30pm Ashburton
Ashburton Trust Event Centre
Open Hat

Thursday 26 July 7pm Opunake
Pihama Hall
$10 Book: South Taranaki i-Site Or Opunake Library

Friday 27 July 7.30pm New Plymouth
4th Wall Theatre
Adult $28, Senior $22, Student $15

Saturday 28 July 8pm Mellons Bay, Auckland
Uxbridge Arts and Culture
General admission $29, table seating $32
Book: or 09 535 6467

Sunday 29 July, Waiheke Island
Artworks Theatre
Book GA $25, Concession $20
Wednesday 1 - Saturday 4 Aug, Wellington
Bats Theatre
GA $20

Arts On Tour NZ (AOTNZ) organises tours of outstanding New Zealand performers to rural and smaller centres in New Zealand. The trust receives funding from Creative New Zealand as well as support from Central Lakes Trust, Community Trust of Southland, Interislander, Otago Community Trust, Rata Foundation and the Southern Trust. AOTNZ liaises with local arts councils, repertory theatres and community groups to bring the best of musical and theatrical talent to country districts. The AOTNZ programme is environmentally sustainable – artists travel to their audiences rather than the reverse. (ends)

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