Stockcars, The Musical - now on
Equity national performers committee member Nathan Mudge and Equity members Lucy Lever, Mark Clare and Jon Pheloung are performing now until 14 December at Centrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North. Cameron Todd and Malcolm Dufresne were arch-rivals at the Robertson Holden International Speedway when it came down to the final race to decide the national champion. Only one man made it to the chequered flag that day. The other man would never race again. Fast forward to 2013: The arch-rivals are set to go head to head once more: who will win?
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A Basement Christmas Carol
On from 4-20 December, The Basement's famous Christmas play with its revolving cast of stars is back. Starring Equity member Gareth Williams as Scrooge, Equity member Michael Hurst as The Mad Butcher, Equity president Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Kimberley Crossman, and Antonia Prebble with a special appearance by Labour MP Jacinda Ardern. Directed by Equity member Sophie Roberts.Read the NZ Herald article here.
Ebenezer Scrooge is in the business of Christmas, and what a business it is… After skulking back to his Coromandel bach on Christmas Eve to count the profits from the sale of his barely edible Scrooge Co. Christmas hampers, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, Future and Patrick Swayze show up.
Boeing Boeing - on till Dec 11
With Equity members Yvette Parsons, and Elena Stejko. Bernard, a successful architect living in a posh Paris apartment, has been deftly juggling three fiancées – one French, one American and one German – who are all flight attendants. But this supersonic lifestyle hits turbulence when his old college friend visits, a new faster Boeing jet has been introduced, and each of his three fiancées change their flight schedules.
Equity actors in The Mikado - on at the Court Theatre
With Equity members Cameron Douglas, Chris McRae, Damien Avery, Roy Snow, Jane Leonard, Hannah Spedding. One of the most popular musicals of all time. Nanki-Poo, a wandering minstrel falls in love with Yum Yum, but she cannot marry him as she is arranged to marry the Lord High Executioner. The Executioner desperately needing to find someone to execute before the imminent arrival of the Mikado, agrees to let Nanki-Poo marry his bride to be but only if he can execute him after one month of marriage. The show climaxes when the Mikado arrives for the execution.On until 18 January 2014 at the Court Theatre.
Last week of Beth Allen and Jennifer Ward-Lealand
Equity president Jennifer Ward-Lealand and Equity member Beth Allen are performing "Between the Sheets", the premiere work from Canadian writer Jordi Mand. They are directed by Equity member and renowned director Sophie Roberts. Power suit-wearing Marion is late to her seven year old son Alex’s parent-teacher interview. Teresa is Alex’s teacher, dedicated to her students... and harbouring secrets. In an age of helicopter parenting versus full-time daycare, a child’s classroom becomes the setting for a charged unraveling of adult relationships. Presented by Royale Productions and The Large Group.
Verbatim now on in Mangere
After a sold out season at The Basement, 'Verbatim' is on in Mangere from 25-27 November. Devised by Equity member Miranda Harcourt, William Brandt, and Stuart McKenzie, Verbatim and Portraits are the result of dozens of interviews with violent offenders, their families, and the families of their victims. Directed by Equity member Jeff Szusterman with an incredible cast of Equity members – Jodie Rimmer, Fraser Brown, and Renée Lyons. A collaboration between Last Tapes Theatre Company and justice reform group JustSpeak.