Posts Tagged ‘theatre’


Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

The Basement Tapes, a hit of the NZ Fringe Festival, is coming to Melbourne this week! Part multi-channel audio work, part live performance, this immersive show is “eerie, thrilling & totally engrossing.” (Theatreview)

Following her Grandmother’s death, a girl (Stella Reid) is faced with the overwhelming task of clearing out her house for sale. She finds some old cassettes and on hearing them for the first time both audience and solo performer fight not to drown among the waves of secrets and memories in the basement.

With sound-design by Thomas Lambert (I.Ryoko) this psychological horror is “truly driven by sound… shifting points of origin have me looking all around, distortions jerk me back and forth through time, and the volume draws me to the edge of my seat only to blast me back. Meanwhile, Reid manipulates and is manipulated by the sound; she dances with joy one moment and slams stop on the tape in the next, full of fear. We’re drawn in further by her mysterious reactions, not just watching a relationship but listening to one.” (The Pantograph Punch)

Venue: Fringe Hub: Arts House – Warehouse
Time: Tue – Sat 9:00 PM, Sun 8:00 PM
Duration: 55 minutes
Price: $25.00

More info and tickets here:


Thursday, January 30th, 2014

A play directed by Daniel Emms, with original music by i.ryoko

Friday 7 – Tuesday 11 February, 7.30pm (4pm matinee only on Sunday the 9th)
@ Te Whaea Theatre

“When something leaves our lives, how do we cope? Do we wallow in our bedrooms with ice cream and movies, party like nothing has changed, or just start running?

How do we find peace?

Contained within the monolithic architecture of Te Whaea Theatre, The Hades Complex seeks to capture the volatile forces at work within the process of losing something close to us.

Inspired by classical and ancient mythology, the piece uses visionary, sensory and visceral experiences to explore human behaviour around grief and loss. The piece invites you into a series of worlds ranging from the grotesque to the uniquely beautiful.

Populated by epic characters, surreal costumes, a transformative lighting design and joined by the musical force that is i.ryoko; The Hades Complex promises to be an un-missable theatrical event.”

(Contains strobe lighting, partial nudity & some coarse language)

the hades complex

Tickets: $20, $15 (Conc.), $15 (Groups 6+) & $10 (Toi & NZSD student)
To book click HERE