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Flatatouille opens tonight at the University of Otago College of Education Auditorium and finishes on October 1.
"We didn’t stop for two wars. We weren’t going to let it stop for Covid," producer Liv Payne said.
Auditions happened in March and most of the writing was done before the autumn lockdown. Covid has been peppered in since.
The revue includes absurdist and political sketches from a team of eight writers. A live band, a sextet and a "sexytet" provide music.
Executive producer Shannon van Rooijen, also Otago University Students’ Association events co-ordinator, said not many scenes involved direct contact and the actors were comfortable rehearsing at a distance from each other.
Some things were "cut out for a while" under Covid-19 Alert Level 2 but the group was delighted it could perform in front of audiences at Level 1.
Nobody expected at the auditions that the show would end up running in September.
"We’re ready to put on an amazing show," Miss Payne said.