From her hideaway in a museum basement comes Ivy, a cleaning lady with a difference. Her humble set of wheels may look like a cleaning cart, but just wait and see where ? and when! ? that time-travelling trolley is about to take you. Join our heroine of hygiene as she takes you on a […]

Beautiful Losers

An edge of your seat theatrical experience, inspired by Jack Kerouac?s ground- breaking novel On the Road. Exploding with words, laughter, music and madness, Beautiful Losers is a drama/comedy based on the relationship between writer Jack Kerouac and con artist/car thief Neal Cassady, and their journeys through America in the 1940s and 1950s. In their […]

Play Readings – Dave Armstrong

This is a first for the Festival of Colour ? readings of two works in progress. A unique chance to get an insight into new works at an early stage in their development. A group of local actors, directed by Conrad Newport, will read each play and afterwards we open up the floor for a […]

Tracing Hamlet

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. A royal prince is missing, the media are having a field day and the music of the Thieves of Mercy has been banned. Thus the madness starts in this deconstructed production of Hamlet in which the audience travel through the highways and byways of Puzzling World to […]


Created by the multi-award winning Site Specific Theatre NZ Company, SALON is an immersive glimpse into the lives of the staff and clients of an up-market hair salon ? set in a real salon in Wanaka to audiences of only 15 people per show. Head stylist Hugh has ridden the highs and lows of the […]

On the Upside Down of the World

This play is based on the journals of Lady Ann Martin, the young wife of our first Chief Justice who arrived in New Zealand in 1841. They set up home in Auckland. Intrepid, intelligent and possessing a great sense of humour, she disregarded her personal disability and set about learning Maori. She established a make-shift […]

Kings of the Gym

A brand new comedy by Dave Armstrong. From the writer who brought you King and Country, Niu Sila, Le Sud, The Tutor, and Rita and Douglas, comes a delightfully romantic and wickedly entertaining comedy set in a school gym. PC vs PE! Politically correct principal Viv Cleaver is transforming low-decile Hautapu High School. The only […]