2021

THE HALL

Text by Ro Bright
Music by Pat Irwin
Direction by Kitan Petkovski

WORLD PREMIERE
15-17 April 2021
Festival of Colour, Wanaka

"When in doubt, sing loud."

 

From playwright Ro Bright and director Kitan Petkovski, the team behind the multi-award-winning Kiwi heartbreaker DAFFODILS, comes a new uplifting small-town family story performed with the help of a mass choir, composed by Pat Irwin (The B-52’s, SUSS).

 

The Greer household is a battlefield, overflowing with ant armies, wine gums and decades of hoarded fashion. Alison’s universe is centred around caring for her daughter Billie and mother Tup. Surrounded by chaos, Billie discovers a YouTube video that sets the trio on a mission to find a choir big enough to make Tup’s eyes pop. 


Presented in collaboration with Voices New Zealand and locally sourced community singers, THE HALL brings audiences and choirs together in a ceremonious and frank story about caregiving and unconditional love.  

 

Supported by Creative New Zealand and the British Council. 

Cast: Timmie Cameron, Serena Cotton and Donogh Rees
 

Featuring singers from Voices New Zealand and local choirs

Musical Direction by Steph Brown

Set and Lighting Design by Jane Hakaraia

Sound Design by Nils Melchert
Costumes by Elizabeth Whiting 
Stage Management by Lucie Camp 
Music consultation by Brian Cavanagh-Strong
Dramaturgy by Caitlin Skinner

Photo by Garth Badger

Promo trailer filmed by Daniell Flood
Edited by Erin Geurts

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