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Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes, 24 October − 21 November

Written by: Pip Hall
Directed by: Lyndee-Jane Rutherford

Ache is a fateful comedy about two thirty-somethings trying to find their way through modern love, materialism and the Wellington dating-drought.

At a time when we are promised happiness with the swipe of a card or the swig of a bottle, true joy and connection seems almost impossible.

At crossroads and rooftop gardens, fate decides to surprise them. At last, connection, chemistry, charisma. He’s perfect, she’s gorgeous. Only timing’s not as kind – he’s taken. Is it just not meant to be or will she push timing aside and take fate into her own hands?

Achingly-funny and heart-breakingly sad, Ache is a modern story of love, timing and seizing the day.

Don’t miss this WELLINGTON PREMIERE, finally on our stage after its SOLD-OUT season at Christchurch’s Court Theatre.

“…generously endowed with humour, nimble wit and assured audience appeal” – Theatreview

“[A] modern-day romantic comedy made effortlessly unique by honesty.” – The Christchurch Press

  • Starring:
    Renée Lyons
    Richard Dey
    Amy Usherwood
    Jack Buchanan

  • Set & Costume Designer – Ian Harman
    Set consultant/Builder – Finn Robson Marsden
    Lighting Designer – Marcus McShane
    Stage Manager/Operator – Deb McGuire
    Publicity – Debbie Fish

  • Presented by arrangement with Playmarket.


Rutherford, Lyndee-Jane - Circa Council - testimonial

Lyndee-Jane Rutherford has worked extensively in theatre and television since graduating from Toi Whakaari/New Zealand Drama School in 1993. She has performed in over fifty professional theatre productions including Who Wants to be 100?, Troy the Musical, and In Flame for which she was nominated for Chapman Tripp Actress of the Year in 2003. She was also nominated for Supporting Actress of the Year for both The Hollow Menand Mauritius in 2008 and 2010. Lyndee-Jane is a respected director having led successful seasons of Who Wants to Be 100? andPenalties, Pints and Pirouettesat Palmerston North’s Centrepoint Theatre andLove Puke, Becoming the Courtesan and Hamlet Dies at the End at Bats Theatre in Wellington. She won the Chapman Tripp Award for Most Promising Director in 2006 with her production ofLove Puke. Lyndee-Jane is often recognised for her roles in television series such asSkitz,What Now TV, The Hothouse and the pre-school sketch comedy show Giggles.
Lyndee-Jane Rutherford, Actor & Director