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Duration: 3rd Feb – 2nd Mar
Location: Circa Two
Price: $30–$55
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Lads on the Island 

By Sam Brooks

Starring Finley Hughes and Reon Bell with Bronwyn Ensor
Directed by Nī Dekkers-Reihana

A comedy of magic, mezcal, and mates.

Ariel and Prospero are just a couple of lads. A couple of lads who really love each other (but not like that). A couple of lads bound to one another – on an island of their own enchanting. Stubborn Prospero is going through a break-up, so Ariel is left to pick up the pieces. They muster up the essentials for survival: chips, booze and an acoustic guitar.

Larger than life characters collide with striking sincerity on a backdrop of impressive illusions, stunning design, and reimaginings of New Zealand classic tracks. Lads on the Island is a sharply-written ode to friendship – the messy but magic kind.

The premiere season of a new work by multi award-winning playwright Sam Brooks (Burn Her) and starring two breakout stars of the 2022-23 season – Reon Bell (Flames, Wednesday to Come) and Finley Hughes (Pinocchio).

A new New Zealand classic, inspired (very loosely) by Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

Presented by A Mulled Whine
3rd Feb – 2nd Mar

Circa Two
Tues – Sat 7:30pm, Sun 4:30pm

Run time 75 minutes, no interval
Coarse language, smoke and haze

Image by Roc Torio