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The Real Inspector Hound

When:

Mon 29 Nov 2010, 7:30pm–9:00pm

Where: Downstage Theatre, 12 Cambridge Tce, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Brianne Kerr

The Critical Mass presents a rehearsed reading of The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard.

The obsessions, jealousies and thwarted desires that drive a pot-boiler whodunit on stage also permeate the lives of the critics reviewing it. Reality, fantasy, life and death curdle with comical flair in the cauldron of Stoppard’s creative imagination.

It was Stoppard’s experiences as a theatre critic in Bristol that inspired him to write this metaphysically mangled parody of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap.

What better way, then, for Wellington’s critics to show their appreciation to the Wellington theatre community, for another splendid year of inspiring theatre in the creative capital, than to ‘cross over to the other side’…

Get your own back on the critics! It’s open season on The Critical Mass: anyone who wants to may write a review, to be published on Theatreview – and for once pseudonyms will be allowed. Just email your review to Michael Wray: michaelwray@xtra.co.nz

General admission – first in best seat.
Bar opens 6.30pm and re-opens after the show.
Running time: 1hr 10min approx.
A koha (to pay for the techie) will be appreciated.

Cast:
Moon ……...…………………… Laurie Atkinson
Birdboot …….……………..……... John Smythe
Mrs Drudge ………..….……... Elspeth Sandys
Simon ………………….…..………… Jackson Coe
Felicity ………………....…………… Helen Sims
Cynthia …………………………... Lynn Freeman
Magnus ………………….…………... Uther Dean
Inspector Hound ………………….. Dan Slevin
With a special guest appearance in a mystery role by Michael Wray

Director ……….……….…….… Ewen Coleman
Tech. operator …….………..…. Deb McGuire

The Critical Mass thanks Hilary Beaton, Angela Green and the staff of Downstage Theatre, and the APOLLO 13: Mission Control company for their great generosity and support.

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