SKIN TIGHT by Gary Henderson, directed by Max Kirk
17 Oct - 4 Nov, 7.45pm
1950s, the rural plains of Southern New Zealand. She has to go, he can’t let her. A couple’s past unravels in a tender, playful and bruising encounter.
As Tom and Elizabeth face their final struggle and look back over their lives, their darkest secrets, fears and desires are laid bare as fractured moments of violence and memory play out around an old, decaying farm.
One of New Zealand’s most beloved plays, based on Dennis Glover’s iconic kiwi poem ‘The Magpies’, SKIN TIGHT is a fierce portrayal of our need to hold onto love and the past, and to find a place to truly belong.
WORKSHOP: creating character through physicality
18 Oct, 1, 4, 8, 11 & 18 Nov 2-5pm
£15 (+ bkg fee)
For Professional Actors
A 3 hour workshop led by Matthew Parker, award winning Artistic Director of The Hope Theatre. Matthew will work with attendees on fun, innovative and effective ways of building a character’s physicality and how to unlock your character’s inner rhythm. Attendees will leave with a few additional tools in their actor toolkit. And having had some fun! No preparation necessary. Just a willingness to jump in feet first.
22 - 23 Oct
Doddy’s lost; radicalised by US bombs falling too close to home. A trade war between the US and Europe escalates; political pollution, consumer excess, desolation, pills and pints pervade. When hope is a cryptic slogan and every move is caught on CCTV, how does anyone find sanctuary amidst the slums?
7 Nov - 2 Dec
And these are a few of her good points.”
Flycatcher is a darkly comic thriller, which follows a web-woven world, where no one is seen for who they really are:
Madelaine is an awkward waitress with a buried past.
Mae is a forgotten grandmother, who only wants some attention.
Bing is a happy-go-lucky salesman, wanting to spread the American dream.
Olive is a successful but emotionally distant art gallery owner,
These lives will come together when Madelaine tries to pull in Bing into her world. However, when Bing sets his sights on Olive, no one and nothing will stop Madelaine from luring any unsuspecting victims into her own psychological traps.
And so unfolds a complex and extraordinary series of events, all cunningly orchestrated by Madelaine and geared to, bit by bit, draw them all under the same roof. These schemes are at once hilarious and heart-breaking, but the closer they all become, the more each of their secrets emerge to cause the inevitable and catastrophic clash of identity.
12 & 13 Nov
An audience. Anything can happen. All the world’s a stage. What part will you play?
Pushing the boundaries of Shakespearean performance, Brite Theater present their multi award-winning one-woman show. You, the audience, take on the roles of all the other characters at Richard’s party…but will you survive?
A CURMUDGEONS GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS ROUND ROBIN LETTERS
5 - 23 Dec
A Curmudgeon’s Guide to Christmas Round Robin Letters is adapted by Scott Le Crass from the book The Cat That Could Open The Fridge by Simon Hoggart.
It’s a warm, witty and sometimes weird look at a collection of real life Christmas round robin letters. Think Mrs Merton meets Talking Heads.
Simon Hoggart was a political sketch writer, diarist and columnist for The Guardian.