Thankyou to everyone who came and saw the show in Wellington and Auckland.
If you voted in the polls,
If you had a crack at the riddle,
If you had a saveloy thrown at you,
If you really tried to help Simon out,
If you just turned up pissed and whooped intermittantly,
Thanks again, we really enjoyed having you (and you'll be man my son).
Love from Rose, Simon, Claire, Rachel, Ralph, Fiona, Gareth, Jake, Steph and Joel.
There's been a couple of great pieces on the company's current trip to Auckland and the show in the NZ Herald, have a look!
Review by Janet McAllister:
"In two devised, semi-experimental pieces, the young, university-based Binge Culture Collective creates some disturbing and fascinating theatrical moments which draw links between consumer society, national politics and the worst of our allies' illegitimate acts. New Zealand isn't isolated; it is implicated...
...The show's layers have cohesion without narrative, and memorable imagery without a tricksy "physical vocabulary"".
Check out the review here
Feature article in "Time Out" by Dionne Christian:
"Rather than assuming characters and working from a script, players blur the lines between themselves and their stage alter egos and, in turn, with audiences.
"You're never quite sure if the people on stage are being themselves or playing a character," says O'Loughlin, who produces the show."
Read the article here
Best book now- the show finishes in Auckland on this Saturday 10th!
Check out this write-up in Salient magazine by Alison Embleton, who saw both orginal versions:
"...Binge Culture Collective are truly a treat to watch. You’ll laugh, you’ll wince… you’ll never think of saveloys the same again. Whether you’ve seen their previous shows as standalone works or you’ve never even heard of them, you’ll get your moneys’ worth and something to put in your Facebook status from Elimination Rounds."
Joel: "The excitement for me is in engaging with the audience and I think it’s quite primal."
Have a look at Salient theatre editor Uther Dean's lively interview with the directors about the shows and what it is we are aiming for with them.
We've got one more show at BATS tonight before Auckland!
Two reviews out today:
John Smythe from Theatreview says:
"It is very clear that the performers are fully present to each beat of action, riding the swells and troughs of every emotion in the process, so the ‘truth’ of it all is never in doubt. What remains is an undeniable evocation of a ruthless, selfish, all-consuming world in chaos." Full Review
Laura McQuillan from Wotzon says:
"The Binge Culture collective are showing grownups and professionals how to make an original performance that really appeals to an audience and gets them involved in the show. Go and see the show before it ends on April 1! Otherwise you’ll need to travel to Auckland to catch it between April 6-10." Full Review
Better book now!
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