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Written by Duncan Macmillan
Directed by Dean Hewison
Produced by Show Pony
RUNTIME: 70 minutes (no interval)
Please note no late admissions.
“As an up-to-the minute treatise on modern living and the issues surrounding parenting in today’s world, presented in a unique and intriguing way, this is a must-see production.” – Ewen Coleman, The Dom Post
A beautiful and devastating 21st century love story.
The world is getting hotter, there’s unrest overseas, and one couple is thinking about having a baby. Duncan Macmillan’s razor sharp comedy-drama follows a couple through the surprising lifecycle of their relationship as they grapple with questions of family and change, hope, betrayal, happenstance, and the terrible pain that you can only cause the people you love.
Performers Aidee Walker (Outrageous Fortune) and Arthur Meek (Hillary Clinton / Young Lover) join forces with acclaimed film and theatre director Dean Hewison (How To Meet Girls From A Distance) and producer Show Pony (The Pianist) to bring you this hilarious and immaculately written exploration of love and responsibility.
22 Oct – 19 Nov
Preview 21 Oct
Tues – Sat 7.30pm
Dean is a writer and director for film and theatre. His work includes the award-winning musical Jingles, Conversations (With My Penis), the feature film How to Meet Girls From a Distance, and the upcoming films Judgment Tavern and the adaptation of On the Conditions and Possibilities of Hillary Clinton Taking Me as Her Young Lover.
Show Pony is a creative stable that holds some of Aotearoa’s finest independent arts performances, led by Producer Adrianne Roberts. Founded in 2012 and one of two producers funded by Creative New Zealand, Show Pony has produced over 15 award-winning productions, touring many both domestically and internationally. Recent Circa hits include The Pianist, The Demolition of the Century, Hillary Clinton / Young Lover and children’s works Beards! Beards! Beards! and Caterpillars as part of the Capital E National Arts Festival for Children.
Aidee has worked consistently in New Zealand film, theatre and television for the past decade, and is perhaps best known for her acting role as Draska in the popular New Zealand television series Outrageous Fortune and now Jen on Step Dave.
After returning to New Zealand from years living, performing and studying abroad, Aidee began to make the transition into writing and directing film. In 2012 her role in the film How to Meet Girls from a Distance earned her a Moa nomination for Best Supporting Actress and in 2013 she was nominated for Best Short Film and Best Actress for Friday Tigers. She is currently developing a TV series, Animals, while her third short film, Break In The Weather, is in production.
Arthur creates delightfully enterprising work for all kinds of stages, platforms and screens. His plays include On the Upside Down of the World and Charles Darwin: Collapsing Creation. He recently lived in the USA as the Harriet Friedlander New York Resident. He’s off to Scotland in July to work with magneticnorth.org.uk on a modern adaptation of Samuel Butler’s Erewhon.
Brutally honest, funny, edgy and current.
***** The Guardian
It is the most beautiful, quietly shattering play of the year.
**** Sunday Express