Wellington has a number of theatres, and we’re starting to explore them. A couple of weeks ago we went to see The Spy Who Wouldn’t Die Again at Downstage Theatre, and tonight we went to see August: Osage County at Circa Theatre on Wellington’s waterfront.
The play has won various prizes and has toured around the world – finally getting to NZ with an NZ cast last year. It’s quite funny to read the actor biographies in the programme – whereas in the UK, every actor’s biography contains The Bill, here everyone has Shortland Street. Well, it amused me.
For those of you who haven’t seen it, I won’t tell you the plot – there’s a film version due out later this year, apparently. The play is 3 ½ hours long including two intervals, so a bit of a marathon, but well worth it. Exhausting just to watch it, so BoB knows what it's like for the actors.
Whilst we were there we noticed posters for another production running concurrently in the Circa 2 theatre…what would be called a studio theatre in the UK, except the Circa 1 isn’t much bigger than a studio itself. The show is called BeatCamp, and hopefully we’ll get along to that one sometime next week, as it too only has a short run.
Right, that’s enough culture for now. What’s on telly?