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Did I Believe It?

When:

Tue 26 Apr 2011, 7:30pm
Wed 27 Apr 2011, 7:30pm
Thu 28 Apr 2011, 7:30pm
Fri 29 Apr 2011, 7:30pm
Sat 30 Apr 2011, 7:30pm

Where: 1885 Britomart, 27 Galway Street Central, Britomart, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

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Listed by: Elephant Publicity

Silo Theatre continues its mission to rip apart the traditional audience experience, collaborating with 42Below as they trade the traditional theatre space for a downtown bar for their first production of 2011. Playing in Auckland and Wellington from April, Did I Believe It? serves up a handful of highly comic oddball characters to disseminate the silly, the mad and the historic facts about vodka.

Power up your overhead projector and flick the switch on your Commodore 64. Take a trip back to 1978 and join the live studio audience for a rambunctiously irreverent (yet completely educational) journey into the world of vodka. Our nylon clad, sweaty polyester heroes slash roving reporters examine the hard (and soft) facts of the who, what, when, where and why of the world's most talked about spirit – vodka.

Silo Theatre is obsessed with revolutionising the audience experience. Shows like The Threepenny Opera and Thom Pain have smashed through the classic fourth wall to give punters a fresh take on a night out at the theatre. On the hunt for a new idea to push this experience even further, Silo Theatre heavyweights Oliver Driver and Shane Bosher took to the mean streets of Britomart for some inspiration over a drink (or three). As the night set in and the bar began to heave they were struck with the idea of bringing theatre to the people… where they’re at… at the bar.

Silo Theatre was then introduced to 42Below who like them are about breaking boundaries, being original and fiercely Kiwi. Over intense bonding sessions, the real story would come to light: how a classic Kiwi battler conquered the world with an award-winning vodka made in a suburban garage. Much better than those Russian clichés of revolution and gloomy, introspective writers in grey rooms. The real revolution was born: Did I Believe It?

Director Oliver Driver alongside writer Jodie Molloy (The Jacquie Brown Diaries) have assembled a cast of NZ’s naughtiest comic actors: Adam Gardiner (Eagle vs. Shark; Well Hung), Toni Potter (Shortland Street’s Alice Piper; Ruben Guthrie) and Brett O’Gorman (Toys; I Heart Camping) are heading barside to bring Ms. Lilith Skies, Dr. Gwyn Cunny, Chad Lee Window and Gavin Bachelor to glorious lo-fi life for your viewing pleasure.

Did I Believe It? is a brand, spanking new theatre experience, paying homage to the educational programmes that British television network ITV sparked into life in the late 1970s. Starting with the Experiment series, these shows were formatted and copied all around the colonies including New Zealand. The result is a mind-blowingly hilarious, staggeringly offbeat live theatre offering which you can meet up with at the bar.

Did I Believe It?: new style, interactive theatre - tastes best with a vodka cocktail.

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