Cut to 1924, Hollywood. A party of movers, shakers and up-and-comers board a boat for a weekend cruise on which “One of them will leave horizontally”
“When I was a kid I’d look at the bars in the bus and think about using them to dance.”
This Rugged Beauty is intended as a satire of the confluence of national mythos with tourist-brochure marketing-speak that has passed for this country’s national identity over the last ten to fifteen years.
Black Romedy sold itself as: “One hour. Two shows. Eternal satisfaction.”
Once We Built a Tower is the latest in a run of brilliant Bacchanals productions lighting up the Wellington scene.
With Alexander Sparrow, third-year English and Theatre student, and up-and-coming young comedian.
For the graduating class of Toi Whakaari, the 20-minute self-devised solo performances shown as part of the Go Solo season serve as a sample of what they can offer the professional theatre world.
Disclaimer: the writer of these haikus did not see any of these shows.
We hear from some people about their Fringe experiences, the venues they performed in, the difficulties that challenged them, and what advice they’d give to theatre practitioners thinking of making shows in future festivals.