Dentons Kensington Swan presents

Back on the Boards

A mini theatre festival

3 SEP - 20 SEP 2020 — Theatre

About.

Company

Auckland Theatre Company

Duration

Restrictions

None

Dentons Kensington Swan presents Back on the Boards, celebrating the return of live theatre.

Auckland Theatre Company’s return to ASB Waterfront Theatre stage will feature a remount of the beloved and award winning Still Life With Chickens by D.F. Mamea, a show that steals hearts wherever it is performed around the world. The highly acclaimed play Black Lover by Stanley Makuwe, the premiere season of which sold out during the 2020 Auckland Arts Festival but was cut short by the global pandemic, will also be remounted.  Back on the Boards also features a brand new work 48 Nights on Hope Street, a direct and exciting response to this time from a diverse company of young writers, actors and musicians.

Three brilliant New Zealand works celebrate good people, profound relationships and what it means to be human.  Come and see one, two or all three shows to once again enjoy a stellar night out at the theatre.

48 Nights on Hope Street

Freya Daly Sadgrove

Writer

Leki Jackson-Bourke

Writer

Nathan Joe

Writer

Ana Scotney

Writer

Cian Elyse White

Writer

Jane Yonge

Director

Dates &
Times.

Thu 3 Sep 6:30 PM Still Life with Chickens - Preview | Currently Unavailable

Thu 3 Sep 8:30 PM Black Lover - Preview | Currently Unavailable

Fri 4 Sep 6:30 PM Black Lover

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Fri 4 Sep 8:30 PM Still Life with Chickens

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Sat 5 Sep 6:30 PM Still Life with Chickens

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Sat 5 Sep 8:30 PM Black Lover

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Sun 6 Sep 2:00 PM Black Lover

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Sun 6 Sep 4:00 PM Still Life with Chickens

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Wed 9 Sep 6:30 PM Still Life with Chickens

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Wed 9 Sep 8:30 PM Black Lover

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Thu 10 Sep 6:30 PM Black Lover | Pay What You Can

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Thu 10 Sep 8:30 PM Still Life with Chickens | Pay What You Can

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Fri 11 Sep 6:30 PM Still Life with Chickens

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Fri 11 Sep 8:30 PM Black Lover

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Sat 12 Sep 6:30 PM Black Lover

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Sat 12 Sep 8:30 PM Still Life with Chickens

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Sun 13 Sep 2:00 PM Still Life with Chickens

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Sun 13 Sep 4:00 PM Black Lover

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Wed 16 Sep 6:30 PM 48 Nights on Hope Street

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Wed 16 Sep 8:30 PM 48 Nights on Hope Street

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Thu 17 Sep 6:30 PM 48 Nights on Hope Street | Pay What You Can

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Thu 17 Sep 8:30 PM 48 Nights on Hope Street | Pay What You Can

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Fri 18 Sep 6:30 PM 48 Nights on Hope Street

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Fri 18 Sep 8:30 PM 48 Nights on Hope Street

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Sat 19 Sep 6:30 PM 48 Nights on Hope Street

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Sat 19 Sep 8:30 PM 48 Nights on Hope Street

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Sun 20 Sep 2:00 PM 48 Nights on Hope Street

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Sun 20 Sep 4:00 PM 48 Nights on Hope Street

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Tickets.

Adult $37

Senior 65+ $34

Concession/30 Under 30 $30

Adult Two Show Pass $65

Adult Three Show Pass $87

Senior 65+ Two Show Pass $60

Senior 65+ Three Show Pass $81

Concession/30 Under 30 Two Show Pass $50

Concession/30 Under 30 Three Show Pass $66

Still Life with Chickens

Some friendships are just clucking surprising!

When Mama discovers a mischievous chicken invading her flourishing veggie garden her first instinct is to reach for the spade. But what starts out as a skirmish over the silverbeet develops into an unlikely friendship.

Award-winning playwright D.F. Mamea’s slice-of-life story paints a vivid portrait of the local neighbourhood, its colourful characters, and Mama’s dreams for herself and her family. Goretti Chadwick (Pani and Pani) gives a tour-de-force performance in the role of a lifetime, as she brings this glorious character to life.

An intimate, heart-warming, and funny play about friendship, loss, love and life.

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Black Lover

Award-winning playwright Stanley Makuwe brings us a gripping drama about war, politics and colonialism. 

“We must make it possible for every individual to lead the good life, to win a place in the sun.” - Sir Garfield Todd

Expat New Zealander Sir Garfield Todd said these words in his final speech as Prime Minister of Rhodesia in 1958. Ousted from politics for being a “black lover”, Todd’s ongoing fight for racial equality led to his house arrest in 1965, the starting point for Makuwe’s story.

Compelling and reflective, Black Lover explores the courage to stand against injustice in a nation experiencing deep racial divides.

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48 Nights on Hope Street

Holed up on Hope Street during lockdown, five flatmates while away the time telling tall tales every night… for 48 Nights.
 
Inspired by the spirit of Giovanni Bocaccio’s The Decameron, the storytelling epic written in the 14th century as the Plague was sweeping through Europe, ATC brings together five of Aotearoa’s most exciting young writers and a diverse company of actors and musicians to create a direct theatrical response to this moment.
 
Seated on the ASB Waterfront stage, the audience will get to experience a wild night of storytelling, song and music up close and personal in a cosy living room style setting. Join us for this rare onstage opportunity and help celebrate the power and joy of live theatre.

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Festival Passes

Book a Two Show Pass or a Three Show Pass to the Back on the Boards festival to save money on tickets and fully experience the return of live theatre.

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