Stoppard play at The Globe
The Globe Theatre’s season opens tonight with Tom Stoppard’s murder mystery Artist Descending a Staircase.
Directed by Sheena Townsend and starring Brent Caldwell, Cheyne Jenkinson, Craig Storey, Daniel Cromar, Thomas Makinson, Jackson Rosie and Louisa Stabenow, the play centres around three elderly avant-garde artists, who are lifelong friends and room-mates.
One lies dead at the bottom of the stairs, but who pushed him and why?
Filled with Stoppard’s comedic flair, Artist Descending a Staircase runs from tonight until Saturday, and then February 15-17, at 7.30pm. There will be a 2pm matinee on Sunday.
Riotous Summer Shakespeare
Three actors, 37 plays, 100 props and hundreds of characters will come together in a high-energy mashup, as Dunedin Summer Shakespeare celebrates its fifth anniversary season with a madcap production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).
Directed by Lara Macgregor, and starring Sara Georgie, Nick Tipa and Gregory Cooper as everyone from Hamlet to Juliet, the goofball comedy will be staged for free at Chingford Park upper glade, North East Valley, from Friday to Sunday, and February 16-18.
Friday and Saturday shows are at 6pm, and Sunday shows at 4pm.
If it rains, the venue will be Dunedin North Intermediate auditorium.
Theatre Awards return
The Dunedin Theatre Reviewers Collective will present the 12th Dunedin Theatre Awards on Monday, at Hanover Hall.
The awards will acknowledge outstanding achievement in Dunedin theatre in 2022 and 2023.
Doors open at 5.30pm and the ceremony starts at 6pm. Entry is free, koha appreciated.