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One night, One pub, TWO actors, 14 characters, 8 Towns. (13-29 Nov 2020)

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One night, One pub, TWO actors, 14 characters, 8 Towns. (13-29 Nov 2020)

TWO is Sahara BreeZe Production’s 3rd theatrical show. SBZ launched last year with a local tour of ‘Dear Lupin’ about a father and a wayward son with my father, John, (86) and me having the amazing experience of rehearsing for 3 months and touring this play together. The play focussed on father and son relationships with the underlying message of spend more time with your Dad while you still can!!!   
Recently, we were able to perform an original Verbatim piece called ‘The New Real’ as part of Renew Art 2020. This piece was created from interviews with locals sharing how Covid had changed their lives and how they had coped. The message that came from that was ‘Hope’ and showed how resilient we all are. We were blown away by so many positive stories from our local community.

Our upcoming play TWO is set in a local pub ‘The TWO ARMS’ over one evening. It is Jim Cartwright’s timeless comedy and features a landlord, landlady, and their colourful regulars - with all 14 characters played by me & my wife Sarah.

Each character has a story to tell; sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant, but always human. They include the bantering, bickering publican and his wife; the womaniser and his long-suffering girlfriend; and two elderly pensioners; one lamenting life and the other lamenting death. We also meet the ‘other woman’ trying to drum up courage to confront her married lover and his wife; an eccentric couple who come to the pub to eat crisps and watch TV; and a lady who reveals her secret lust for ‘big men’, but can her husband live up to it?

The couples explore their relationships, deal with trauma in their own ways, navigate difficulties, and battle through. And we have a few giggles on the way!!

Described as ‘sharp, witty and quickfire’ by the Guardian, TWO is touring halls, hotels, and bars around the Southern Lakes and Central Otago from 13-29 November and is directed by Auckland theatre director John Goudge.

Tickets available on Eventfinda.

Performing in 8 local communities:
Arrowtown Community Centre (13-14 Nov), Roxborough Grand Tavern (15 Nov), Bannockburn Hall (19 Nov), Alexandra - The Stadium (20 Nov), Queenstown -The Rydges (22 Nov), Glenorchy Camp (27 Nov), Cromwell - Victoria Arms (28 Nov) and Lake Wanaka Centre (29 Nov).

Written by Blaise & Sarah Barham