Nataliya Oryshchuk‘s Weird Tales of Midwinter will be performed at Ferrymead Heritage Park, Christchurch from 16-19 June. The show offers a unique theatrical experience and an excellent opportunity to celebrate the season in style, dispelling the gloom of the Christchurch winter… and adding more Victorian mystery to it.Weird Tales are inspired by Victorian and Edwardian stories of the supernatural, presenting the audience with two of the most thrilling tales of the genre: Carmilla and The Sandman.
April Phillips’ short films Letter for Hope and Utu Pihikete are two of just four that have been selected to be shown this year at the New Zealand Film Festival in China. “A biennial showcase… that should reach a theatrical audience of over 10,000 people in 42 screenings across three major cities.” – scoop.co.nz
“An unapologetic response to the global refugee crisis, which has dominated headlines and divided the world.”
Brian Turner’s one act play Knitting was presented in the Hamilton Fringe in March. Directed by Lorna Ashton of Hamilton Playbox Theatre. Billed as ‘a grotesque one act play with a variety of interpretations. It has been described as ‘absurdist Grand Guignol’. The play will be going forward to TheatreFest.
The following is a comment from a viewer:
“Well. I’m not really sure what to say. After just coming from the Meteor after seeing ‘Knitting’ (A one act grotesque play about abuse of the simple & elderly) I’m absolutely floored by the emotion such a short piece evoked. While in the theatre I felt myself wanting to cry but because of the constant onslaught I was unable to. It wasn’t until I’d left the theatre and got in my car that I broke into tears.
“An issue so close to my heart, this piece had a huge impact. The performances by the three women were executed with a precise detail and absolute conviction. You guys are to be commended on such a brilliant, thought – provoking and very real show. I take my hat off to all those involved.”
Short+Sweet Auckland 2016 is accepting submissions.