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Duration: 1 – 11 May
Comedy - FINAL WEEK!
Price: $25 - $35
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Written and performed by Phil Ormsby and Alex Ellis
Director: Jennifer Ward-Lealand
Company: Flaxworks Theatre Company

1 – 11 May
Circa Two
Tues – Sat 7.30pm
Sun 4.30pm
$25 – $35

Runtime: 60 minutes (no interval)

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“That the Circa foyer is abuzz with audience members exchanging their own family histories, following 55 minutes of being engaged in Conversations With Dead Relatives, is a testament to the play’s success.”  – Theatreview

“Where they really take flight, however, is in our imaginations – thanks to Ormsby and Ellis’s vivid writing and Jennifer Ward-Lealand’s dynamic directing” – Theatreview  

“Conversations with Dead Relatives is a heartfelt and genuine work that explores where its writers and performers, Alex Ellis and Phil Ormsby, come from.” – Regional News  

Stories that have always been told. And retold. Over breakfast tables, barbeques, campfires, and drunken dinner parties.

Stories, we all have them. You know the ones. Epic and incredible family stories passed down through generations about warriors, princesses, ratbags, preachers and visionaries. Stories that tell us where we came from and who we are. Maybe. And like all good stories there are clashes of ideals, epic adventures and romantic tales of love and hope. These are the stories of our ancestors.

The makers of Drowning in Veronica Lake and Miss Jean Batten bring you a thought-provoking, possibly exaggerated, sometimes ridiculous but definitely more personal play, straight from our ancestors’ mouths.

These are our stories. What are yours?

‘A tribute to the ancient art of storytelling.’ – Trish Sullivan, Theatreview

Jennifer Ward-Lealand

Jennifer Ward-Lealand

REVIEWS

An interesting journey through the past in ‘Conversations with Dead Relatives’ – stuff.co.nz

A STIMULATING WEAVE OF FAMILIAL THREADS – Theatreview

LEAVES US GLOWING AND DEEPLY SATISFIED – Theatreview March 2019

Review: Conversations with Dead Relatives at Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival – stuff.co.nz