Trees Beneath The Lake

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In the aftermath of the global recession, former golden boy William Campbell's political dreams and financial practices have hit the rocks. Facing an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office, he returns to his mother Nieve's Central Otago home in a last-ditch effort to salvage his marriage, fortune and reputation. However, the place is not what it used to be. Years ago the Campbells lost their battle to save the family orchard from being flooded beneath the waters of the Clyde Dam. Now, as Nieve's family reconvenes to fight for their future, the fiercely-proud matriarch accidentally shines a devastating new light on their past.

Arthur Meek is one of the most exciting new voices in New Zealand theatre. In 2012, he was the recipient of the Bruce Mason Award for Playwriting and, in the same year, became the third recipient of the Harriet Friedlander New York Residency. In 2011, his play On the Upside Down of the World was presented as part of Auckland Theatre Company's main bill and continues to tour arts festivals locally and throughout the world. In this world première, past and present collide and startling revelations rip through genteel pleasantries, as a family steels itself once more for a fight to hold onto the past. THE TREES BENEATH THE LAKE examines the fictions we tell ourselves and those we love in order to keep our personal stocks high. Urgent, relevant and dramatic. 4 - 27 September Maidment Theatre Starring Equity members Michael Hurst, Catherine Wilkin, Brooke Williams and Peter HaydenBook Here.

 

Hubbub

Hubbub – noun: A chaotic din caused by a crowd of people. hubbubEvery street in Auckland is swarming with stories. Pack your own and hop on a different sort of bus at Hubbub – a brand new devised play about this city and its people. Hubbub is an exploration of human interaction. It focuses on overheard conversations, awkward moments we can’t ignore, and glances we sneak when no-one is looking. It is a ride where all passengers are alone together, including you. Come and meet your city, your stalkers, and your potential future friends. After all, everyone has a secret to share. What’s yours? Hubbub is brought to you by an all-female ensemble featuring Willa Oliver (Camino Real), Moana McArtney (Shake It Up), Hannah Paterson (The Legacy Project), Alice Pearce (ATC Selecta), and Naomi Cohen (Camino Real). Directed by Cherie Moore. Lighting and sound designed by Amber Molloy, and multimedia by Lisa Fothergill from Wildboy Productions. Basement Theatre, 2 - 6 September Book Here.

 

Wine Lips

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Backstage at his new show, Scotty has invited actor and ex-girlfriend Brit to share a bottle of wine with him. She brings the wine, he brings the unpleasant memories. They both bring the quarter life crisis. Award-winner Sam Brooks and Basement mainstays Chelsea McEwan Millar and Nic Sampson with Geordie Holibar take you out of the theatre and throw you into the dark recesses of the green room, where shared histories and awkward memories smack lips in the mirror. Wine Lips, playing at the Basement Studio from August 26th, invites you into the backstage world of the theatrical performer…Book Here

 

Kiss The Fish

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 After a sell out season in 2013, Kiss the Fish returns to Q for 2 brief but magical nights. This will be filmed for posterity! Special price: $25 to $35!
Indian Ink, the makers of Krishnan’s Dairy and Guru of Chai, take their mischievous wit and artful storytelling to new heights in what, many are saying, is their best work yet. Equity members Nisha Madhan, Julia Croft, and James Roque star - See more at: http://www.qtheatre.co.nz/kiss-fish#sthash.E19El56f.dpuf

After a sell out season in 2013, Kiss the Fish returns to Q for 2 brief but magical nights.

Indian Ink, the makers of Krishnan’s Dairy and Guru of Chai, take their mischievous wit and artful storytelling to new heights in what, many are saying, is their best work yet. 

- See more at: http://www.qtheatre.co.nz/kiss-fish#sthash.E19El56f.EKRr8pSd.dpuf

After a sell out season in 2013, Kiss the Fish returns to Q for 2 brief but magical nights.

Indian Ink, the makers of Krishnan’s Dairy and Guru of Chai, take their mischievous wit and artful storytelling to new heights in what, many are saying, is their best work yet. 

- See more at: http://www.qtheatre.co.nz/kiss-fish#sthash.E19El56f.EKRr8pSd.dpuf

After a sell out season in 2013, Kiss the Fish returns to Q for 2 brief but magical nights.

Indian Ink, the makers of Krishnan’s Dairy and Guru of Chai, take their mischievous wit and artful storytelling to new heights in what, many are saying, is their best work yet. 

- See more at: http://www.qtheatre.co.nz/kiss-fish#sthash.E19El56f.EKRr8pSd.dpuf

After a sell out season in 2013, Kiss the Fish returns to Q for 2 brief but magical nights.

Indian Ink, the makers of Krishnan’s Dairy and Guru of Chai, take their mischievous wit and artful storytelling to new heights in what, many are saying, is their best work yet. 

- See more at: http://www.qtheatre.co.nz/kiss-fish#sthash.E19El56f.EKRr8pSd.dpuf

After a sell out season in 2013, Kiss the Fish returns to Q for 2 brief but magical nights.

Indian Ink, the makers of Krishnan’s Dairy and Guru of Chai, take their mischievous wit and artful storytelling to new heights in what, many are saying, is their best work yet. 

- See more at: http://www.qtheatre.co.nz/kiss-fish#sthash.E19El56f.EKRr8pSd.dpuf
 

Belleville

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Belleville is throbbing with nerve-wracking tension and slow-burn intensity, this is a gripping portrait of intimacy on the edge of collapse. Amy Herzog is the next big thing internationally and this latest work caused a big fuss at Steppenwolf in Chicago last year. We're stoked to celebrate the formidable talent of our own Equity Member Sophie Henderson in a breakout dramatic role as well as Equity Member Tawanda Manyimo. Directed by Equity Member Oliver Driver, and with a truly diversive cast, it opens at The Herald Theatre, 50 Mayoral Drive. (behind the Aotea Centre) 28 August to 20 September  Book Here

 

Dog

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War veteran Neville is intent on paying a tribute to his dog that would be befitting of any of his good mates. Unfortunately, he can't get his handson a cannon to initiate a 21-gun salute.  So instead, he is doing the next best thing, by playing the decaying corpse its favourite song 21 times before he puts him in the ground.  But it's taking ages, and Nev's boarder Olivia and her rejected admirer Warwick find themselves walking an emotional tightrope to sensitively fast-track getting the dog buried.

DOG is a bittersweet, enchantingly endearing black comedyabout an old man’s love for his best friend. From the folks who brought you The Lonesome Buckwhips, Wolfgang Creative, in association with The Basement, are proud to present the world premiere of DOG by Ben Hutchison. 19 to 30 August. Directed by Equity Vice President Jeff Szusterman Starring 100% Equity Cast! Mick Innes (Echo Point, Super City, Zen Dog, Hounds), Gareth Williams (Apollo 13, A Basement Christmas Carol, Spartacus) and Shavaughn Ruakere (Shortland Street, Sione's Wedding) Kindly supported by Creative New Zealand, Auckland Council and Quartz Reef.  Book Here

 

Earnest

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The lights are low. The gin is in great supply. The band is playing your favourites.In the smoky depths of a 50's London gay bar, the tipsy regulars loosen their dinner jackets to ask - who the f*ck is Ernest?
Brimming with vivacious wit, a bit of bravado and some downright silliness, Earnest is an audacious re-imagining that blasts the cobwebs off Oscar Wilde's saucy play.
Bringing the beloved text to life is a sprightly all-male cast, a  live all-female band, and the greatest hits of Cher (yes, Cher!).

Equity members Jason Hodzelmans and Cherie Moore co-produce; Jordan Mooney, Eli Matthewson, Oscar Wilson, Stephen Butterworth, Jordan Selwyn, Andrew Ford and Cole Jenkins star!
Fractious Tash (Confessions, Titus) and Last Tapes Theatre Company (The Last Five Years, Verbatim) have joined forces to bring you a show like no other, taking everything you thought you knew about Oscar's play and catapulting it skyward!
Rebooted and revamped, this is Oscar's quintessential comedy as you've never seen it before! Starts Wednesday Aug 27; Ends Saturday Sep 6
See more at: http://www.qtheatre.co.nz/earnest#sthash.ZKR6xv7e.dpuf