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Baghdad, Baby!
If Lonely Planet says ‘don’t go’, you’ll always find a Kiwi backpacker who’ll take no notice. So here he is in Iraq. Two Kiwis, two Americans, two Iraqis, a cafe in Baghdad - Let Freedom Reign! An exotic tragi-comic epic with romantic overtones, Baghdad, Baby! is a perfect balance of humour, politics, broken hearts and outrage. This is primarily a play about people, our common humanity; how, when faced with violence and our need for love and security, we all want the same fundamental things.
This adaptation of the classic Russian play by Maxim Gorki depicts a society in the midst of radical change, and deals with issues of modern industrial dispute still relevant today in a rich, passionate family setting. Enemies is a highly entertaining play for a large varied ensemble cast.
Franz Kafka's The Trial
An adaptation of Kafka's paranoia novel, first published in 1925. Josef K believes he is innocent of a crime the nature of which is never revealed to him or us. The Trial remains a compelling tale of personal guilt and submission and it's brilliantly accompanied and relieved by the blackest of humour.
Great Expectations
Blacksmith apprentice Pip believes he has suddenly been elevated to a gentleman so he can eventually marry the girl of his dreams.
Greek Fire
Set in a hotel lounge in Cairo and the hills of Greece, 1944-45, it looks at the hopes, dreams and ultimate betrayals of World War II through the eyes of a New Zealand soldier, Peter Gannaway.
Letter from Paris to Comrade Kostrov on the Nature of Love
Highly dramatic piece for young people exploring theatre, relationships, Russian artists and the nature of love.
A stripped-down version of Macbeth for four women and one man.
Midnight in Moscow
a play about betrayal: betraying one’s country, betraying one’s wife, betraying one’s friends.
Once We Built a Tower
The story of how Labour's 1938 Social Security Act came out of a worker's medical aid scheme on the Waitaki dam construction site the early 1930s. It's about people at the bottom of the heap working together to change their lives. It's about politics as hope.
Other People's Wars
It is an analysis of New Zealand’s role in the ‘war on terror’, in particular our role in Afghanistan. It draws conclusions about the general nature of New Zealand defence policies.
Sartre Sings Tonight
Linn Lorkin was a kiwi girl in Paris. There, on a night as soft as milk, three luminaries of the Left Bank, philosophers and writers Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, drifted (or in Sartre’s case, staggered) into the café where Linn played piano. In the re-creation of that night we are given a score of songs of love and yearning and sadness and hope -- and that tension between life and death we call happiness.
Share The Dream
Bosco and Selena find love on the assembly line at South Seas Whiteware, only to be bitterly parted by the demands of the market.
Slouching Toward Bethlehem
The story of a specific political force at a specific political time in our history, a real-life figure who turned the NZ National Party into an outfit dominated by a single leader bent on imposing upon the country regulation that wouldn't have looked out of place in your average Stalinist Eastern European command economy. Its about politics as dominance.
The Hollow Men
Nicky Hager's exposé of the rise and fall of Don Brash as National Party leader electrified New Zealand in 2006. Subtitled 'a study in the politics of deception' it is based on leaked emails and internal reports, as well as appointment diaries, meeting minutes and face-to-face interviews.
The Man that Lovelock Couldn't Beat
Tommy Morehu raced Jack Lovelock three times over a mile. And won every time. He never went to the Berlin Olympics. He went to the Spanish Civil War. And while Lovelock raced for gold in front of Hitler, Morehu raced for his life in front of Franco.
The Night of the Riots
Jim Edwards’ father was the leader of the Unemployed Workers’ Movement and Jim was present when his father was batoned down by police at a mass night rally at the Auckland Town Hall in April, 1932. For Bruce, this was the end of the golden weather. As with Bruce’s account, Jim’s is a description seen through the eyes of a boy: Bruce would have been 10 or 11, Jim 13. Bruce’s description is of the reaction of a reasonably well-to-do Takapuna family to the events, and the personal effect upon him. Jim’s description comes from Newton Gully, the heart of the poor and unemployed, and is complicated by Jim’s growing awareness of his father’s failings. Bruce’s much-loved father becomes a special policeman to secure the city; Jim’s father does eighteen months jail for inciting lawlessness and taking part in a riot.
The Perfumed Garden
Cain was buried there. The ancient Greeks came there. The British marched in there, in triumph. The hippies came, from the ends of the earth. Then the Russians came. And finally the New Zealanders. Afghanistan, that stony hell-hole, that perfumed garden.
The Roaring Girl
A Jacobean comedy from 1611, written by Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker. Young Sebastian loves Mary. But Sebastian’s mother, the Widow Wengrave, will not allow him to marry as Mary brings insufficient dowry. So Sebastian, to spite his mother, announces henceforth he shall publicly court a roaring girl of the most infamous repute, Moll Cutpurse. The Widow Wengrave vows to remove the frightful Moll by having her strung up from the gallows as rapidly as possible.
The Tigers of Wrath
It’s 1974, Beijing. Trish and Pauline are a pair of 20-year-old Aucklanders, Maoists and lovers. They’re on an NZUSA trip to Red China. Trish is a trainee primary school teacher, Pauline a political activist. Also on the trip is Oliver, a radical and a would-be writer. He’s fallen hugely for Trish. But she’s with Pauline. Twenty years later Trish and Oliver have married and now live in Herne Bay, Auckland. Trish is a second-term Labour MP, opposition spokesperson on education, busy organising the removal of the leader of the Labour party, Mike Moore, and his replacement with Helen Clark. Oliver has given up writing, taken a law degree and is about to join the board of a finance company. The couple has two children and we meet one, 13-year-old Simone who is attending St Cuth’s and wanting to join a pony club.
Tonite Let's All Make Love In London
It’s 1969. New Zealander Cathy is caught between the final wilting months of flower power in a Ladbroke Grove squat and the full onset of war in impoverished Belfast. And... she’s pregnant.

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