Archived: Basement Theatre's Winter 2018 Season

Challenge our preconceptions about identity, mental health and love
Basement Theatre's Winter 2018 Season - A Gambler's Guide to Dying

This winter, Basement Theatre is bringing a selectiopn of excellent production that puch boundaries and challenge our preconceptions about identity, life and love.

We have selected a number of shows that we think are a must-see this season.

A Gambler's Guide to Dying
12 - 23 June 2018

What are the odds of living an extraordinary life? This is the story of one boy’s granddad who won a fortune betting on the 1966 World Cup and, when diagnosed with cancer, gambled it all on living to see the year 2000.

Maumahara Girlie
3 - 7 July 2018

Maumahara Girlie is a contemporary theatre show exploring the lives of Maori grappling with internalised whakama and colonisation. It is visual installation, performance, myth and seminar.

Te Waka Huia
3 - 7 July 2018

Te Waka Huia is a new play inspired by the 1963 Brynderwyn bus crash. It is written as a tribute to those who lost their lives – and those who survived - New Zealand’s worst road accident.

Upu Mai Whetū
10 - 14 July 2018

Upu Mai Whetū will revive the words, the upu, of the early stars of Māori and Pasifika literature. Rediscover the way we came as we breathe the past into the present using our current Māori and Pasifika stars of stage and screen.

Near Death Experience
31 July - 4 August 2018

Tabby has a near-death experience. She falls in love with a chicken-headed God called Carl Jung. Alas, Tabby is resuscitated but she is determined to return to her love. Her divorced parents come together to care for her and, through this, navigate their own love story.

14 - 18 August 2018

Meat is a contemporary dance - theatre work choreographed by Tui Hofmann in collaboration with Dance Plant Collective. Unwrapping the meat industry and exploring its social and environmental implications, Meat offers an immersive and penetrating dive into the unsettling psychology of consumption.

21 - 25 August 2018

Living with schizophrenia isn’t that bad. It’s like being in Harry Potter except it’s not and it sucks. You didn’t get a wand and the snakes still talk.

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Last updated: 01 September 2018

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