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


Local Theatre Company Makes A Splash With Pool (No Water)!

Do you ever think about how all of your friends are more successful than you?

Do you ever hate them?

Ponder these questions at Pool (No Water) ….

One Question Theatre presents Mark Ravenhill’s Pool (No Water) at The Meteor Theatre for a limited season running, March 18th-20th 7PM and you’re invited to come and watch as four very shallow people trap themselves in the deep-end…

Reunited at a funeral ‘The Gang’ is invited to stay at the manor of an old friend, a veritable colossus whose work has been shown in galleries across the globe. But when they all go for a late night skinny-dip in their host’s pool, there’s an accident… an accident that may well make them famous… And after having tread water for so many years can you blame them for pouncing on any opportunity? However sordid it may be…

A must see for artists and theatre goers alike. Pool (No Water) explores the depths of pettiness that can be reached when a friend exceeds those around them in this darkly comedic and comically dark play about creation, for creators.

Cast member Kate Durie says of the show: “I always find it a fun process, making a character come to life. Especially so when that character is rather cruel. It’s a nice challenge when a character’s actions push against and beyond the social norms. It’s so much fun to test those limits.”

Having previously presented Jean Paul Sartre’s seminal psycho-drama No Exit, Hamilton based company One Question Theatre are back at the Meteor with this equally thought-provoking follow-up. A journey, equal parts hilarious and depraved, into the twisted nucleus of artistic jealousy. Watch on as ‘The Gang’ lie, cheat, steal and burn their way to the top with no thought to those kicked to the bottom. Pool (No Water) explores and interrogates the purpose of art, how it’s intent can be warped, and how it can be used as a vehicle for the self-absorbed, giving voice to a thing that lies dormant, jealousy.

Director Jack Knowles calls the play ‘An exercise in liberation from social expectations, for both the performers and the audience. We are all aware of the capacity for pettiness inside of us. The stage is the perfect place to allow ourselves to explore that, and revel in doing so’

Take a dive. Scour our mutual depths of pettiness with the One Question team at Pool (No Water). Tickets are available now at , $15 Student $20 General Admission.

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>

Howard Davis: Benjamin Ree's The Painter and The Thief

The Norwegian filmmaker had long been fascinated by art thieves who commit high-stakes crimes with a delicate touch when a chance Google search in 2015 uncovered a botched heist in Oslo. More>>

Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>

Howard Davis: Byrneing Down the House - Spike Lee's American Utopia

Lee does an admirable job capturing Byrne's stunning live performance of his latest album, but the real star of the show is the staging. More>>

Howard Davis: The Phoenix Foundation Friend Ship Tour Docks in Wellington

A sense of local pride was certainly running high at the Opera House on Saturday night, as the lads ran through a tasty little set drawn mostly from their latest album Friend Ship (splash out for Xmas on the shocking pink extra-thick vinyl edition). More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland