Date: July 31st, 2020 - August 8th, 2020
Olivier and Tony Award winning play about two people bound together by a shared memory of passion, but divided by income and attitude.
Tom Sergeant is a rich restaurateur who visits Kyra Hollis in her cold Kensal Rise flat. Tom is still suffering from guilt and grief over the death of his wife a year ago. He seeks consolation from Kyra, who was once his co-worker as well as his lover, and finds that she has achieved fulfillment by teaching difficult kids in an East End school.
Starring Rebekah Dack, Joseph Wycoff and Ryan Wood. Directed by Suzy Sampson. Suzy last directed Popcorn for Company Theatre at The Rose Centre.
“Hare’s first rate play hits you right between the eyes with its mixture of private pain and public rage.” – UK Guardian
“Hare’s 1995 drama, his tightest and quite possibly his best – sometimes anguished, sometimes heart shatteringly funny” – New York Times
David Hare: Playwright
Sir David Hare is an English playwright, screenwriter and theatre & film director. Best known for his stage work, Hare received Academy Award nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Hours and The Reader.
In the West End, he had his greatest success with the plays Plenty, which he adapted into a film starring Meryl Streep, Skylight (1997), and Amy’s View which all received Tony Award nominations for Best Play and Laurence Olivier Awards for Best New Play. He has several critics’ awards such as the New York Drama Critics Circle Award and received the Golden Bear in 1985. Skylight received Tony and Olivier Awards for its 2015 revival starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan.
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Encore Theatre Collective is proud to present a dazzling new production of Seussical The Musical, based on the immortal works of Dr Seuss. Seussical brings to life many infamous and well-loved Dr Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie La Bird and, of course, the Cat in the Hat. These characters and stories weave together in a whimsical and wacky musical extravaganza, played out against an uplifting score, and highlighting the show’s universal messages of love and acceptance – reminding us all that “a person’s a person, no matter how small.”
Since launching in 2019, Encore Theatre Collective has made an incredible mark on the Auckland theatre scene and redefined the standard of youth theatre in New Zealand. Hot on the heels of their sold-out season of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, the June season of Seussical features 120 of the country’s finest young talent, ranging in age from 9-23.
With spectacular choreography, unbelievable production design, and slick vocals, Encore Theatre Collective’s Seussical The Musical is the theatrical offering of 2021 that you will not want to miss!