Dentons Kensington Swan presents
Back on the Boards
A mini theatre festival
3 SEP - 20 SEP 2020 — Theatre
Auckland Theatre Company
ASB Waterfront Theatre
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.
Still Life with Chickens
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 LoverBuy Tickets
Fri 4 Sep 8:30 PM Still Life with ChickensBuy Tickets
Sat 5 Sep 6:30 PM Still Life with ChickensBuy Tickets
Sat 5 Sep 8:30 PM Black LoverBuy Tickets
Sun 6 Sep 2:00 PM Black LoverBuy Tickets
Sun 6 Sep 4:00 PM Still Life with ChickensBuy Tickets
Wed 9 Sep 6:30 PM Still Life with ChickensBuy Tickets
Wed 9 Sep 8:30 PM Black LoverBuy Tickets
Thu 10 Sep 6:30 PM Black Lover | Pay What You CanBuy Tickets
Thu 10 Sep 8:30 PM Still Life with Chickens | Pay What You CanBuy Tickets
Fri 11 Sep 6:30 PM Still Life with ChickensBuy Tickets
Fri 11 Sep 8:30 PM Black LoverBuy Tickets
Sat 12 Sep 6:30 PM Black LoverBuy Tickets
Sat 12 Sep 8:30 PM Still Life with ChickensBuy Tickets
Sun 13 Sep 2:00 PM Still Life with ChickensBuy Tickets
Sun 13 Sep 4:00 PM Black LoverBuy Tickets
Wed 16 Sep 6:30 PM 48 Nights on Hope StreetBuy Tickets
Wed 16 Sep 8:30 PM 48 Nights on Hope StreetBuy Tickets
Thu 17 Sep 6:30 PM 48 Nights on Hope Street | Pay What You CanBuy Tickets
Thu 17 Sep 8:30 PM 48 Nights on Hope Street | Pay What You CanBuy Tickets
Fri 18 Sep 6:30 PM 48 Nights on Hope StreetBuy Tickets
Fri 18 Sep 8:30 PM 48 Nights on Hope StreetBuy Tickets
Sat 19 Sep 6:30 PM 48 Nights on Hope StreetBuy Tickets
Sat 19 Sep 8:30 PM 48 Nights on Hope StreetBuy Tickets
Sun 20 Sep 2:00 PM 48 Nights on Hope StreetBuy Tickets
Sun 20 Sep 4:00 PM 48 Nights on Hope StreetBuy Tickets
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 @styleClass>
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.More Info
Black Lover @styleClass>
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.More Info
48 Nights on Hope Street @styleClass>
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.