Right rural roasting afoot

Alex Wilson 
The Alpacas 
"Sunday Roast"
Alex Wilson The Alpacas "Sunday Roast"
Q What's your act all about?

A The play is about the old money families of rural New Zealand. They can be the closest of families with a deep rich history of love and support but, more often than not, they can also be families built upon self-interest, infighting and no sympathy towards their fellow citizens. After growing up around the milking sheds of the Waikato and the orchards and vineyards of the Hawkes Bay, I have witnessed this first-hand.

Q Why will Dunedin audiences enjoy it?

A Dunedinites are very smart, discerning people with an impeccable sense of humour. Funnily enough, our play is geared towards these sorts of people.

Q What do you know about Dunedin?

A It has a chocolate factory. It has an alcohol factory. They share Oompa-Loompas. They're orange due to alcohol poisoning and have green hair due to malnutrition. It sounds cool if you put into the Imperial Death March from Star Wars 'Dun Dun Dun, Dun Dun Dun -edin'. If you go far away you see penguins and if you go really close you see seabirds pooing on Robbie Burns.

Q What makes you smile/laugh?

A Children's artwork, guillotines, Sicily and the physically depressed.

The Alpacas perform Sunday Roast at the Globe Theatre at 7pm tonight.


Add a Comment

Local journalism matters - now more than ever

As the Covid-19 pandemic brings the world into uncharted waters, Otago Daily Times reporters and photographers continue to bring you the stories that matter. For more than 158 years our journalists have provided readers with local news you can trust. This is more important now than ever.

As advertising drops off during the pandemic, support from our readers is crucial. You can help us continue to bring you news you can trust by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter