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It’s always a pleasure putting on this show, and it’s even better getting to go on tour with the co-creators!! The Auckland season starts tonight at Basement Theatre. Attend at will!

★★★★1/2 – Melbourne Age
★★★★1/2 – Sydney Morning Herald

“Totally engaging. A must-see production” – Ewen Coleman, Stuff.co.nz

“Eerie, thrilling and totally engrossing” – Theatreview

“Winner of Director of the Year (Jane Yonge) and nominated for both Production of the Year and Outstanding Performer of the Year (Stella Reid) at the 2017 Wellington Theatre Awards, The Basement Tapes makes its way to Basement Theatre following two sell-out seasons in Wellington and a critically acclaimed stint at the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Following her Grandmother’s death, a girl faces the overwhelming task of clearing out the basement. She discovers a series of tapes with recordings made by her Grandmother. However, as the girl hears these tapes for the first time, things start to unravel as waves of secrets and memories are confessed. But is the Grandmother a reliable narrator? Is the girl any more trustworthy?

Inspired by podcasts and Canadian theatre-maker Robert Lepage’s comment that radio is the most visual medium, this part audio work, part live performance brings the past into the present through mixed media. As the granddaughter hears these tapes for the first time, both audience and performer fight not to drown among the waves of secrets and memories in the basement.”

Winner: Outstanding Performance – Stella Reid (NZ Fringe Festival 2017)
Winner: Director of the Year – Jane Yonge (Wellington Theatre Awards 2017)
Winner: Melbourne Fringe Tour Ready Award (NZ Fringe Festival 2017)


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“Wellington psychedelic trio Womb (aka Charlotte ForresterHaz Forrester, and Georgette Brown) have unveiled their long-awaited debut album Like Splitting the Head From the Body, following a sterling run of powerful live shows and mind-expanding singles. The eight-song collection leads listeners on a journey from gorgeously recorded alt-folk soundscapes to the outer boundaries of dream-pop, with epic feelings of grandeur evident throughout. Swirling synthesisers intersect with tenderly plucked guitars and otherworldly singing, creating oceans of sound for minds to lose themselves inside. An accompanying essay by writer Xavier Ellah describes the record as exploring “the relational question of, what does it mean to be a body, connected to and derived from other bodies – human or not?” It’s an assured step forward from Womb, dive deep into Like Splitting the Head From the Body…” (UTR)

Listen here & head to Flying Out for a flesh-coloured vinyl thanks to Arcade Recordings!

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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)

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

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The Dream Traveller

A play devised by Long Cloud Youth Theatre
Directed by Stella Reid
Music by Seth Frightening & i.ryoko

19th – 31st July, 7:30PM (no shows Mondays)
WHITIREIA Theatre 25-27 Vivian Street, Wellington
Tickets $18/$14

“Concerned with creating the feeling of a dreamscape journey for the audience, Long Cloud Youth Theatre’s new work transforms the Whitireia theatre, providing a promenade experience of several different performance spaces. The audience travel alongside the oneironaut through their waking dream: a fusion of the strange party that night, and the impending rehearsal that looms when they wake up…”

Tickets available here > http://thetheatre.co.nz/

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