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Theatre Macabre: The Somnambulist


Tue 30 Oct 2012, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Wed 31 Oct 2012, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Thu 1 Nov 2012, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Fri 2 Nov 2012, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Sat 3 Nov 2012, 7:00pm–8:00pm

Where: Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $20.00
  • Concession: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Roberto Nascimento

Theatre of Love + Rebels & Robots present The Somnambulist - A horror by Thomas Sainsbury.

Somnambulism (sɒmˈnæmbjʊˌlɪzəm): a condition that is characterised by walking while asleep or in a hypnotic trance

Recent immigrants Hugo and Jordana job seek by day and watch television by night. Their daily routine is thrown into disarray when one morning Jordana wakes up with blood on her hands. It’s not her blood, it’s not Hugo’s blood. It's someone else’s. And Jordana has no memory of how it got there...

Playwright and Director Thomas Sainsbury, one of New Zealand’s most popular and prolific playwrights, is no stranger to the horror genre. His past forays into this genre - Beast, Psychopaths and Disorder - have met with audience acclaim.

“I love the horror genre because it is the most primal and basic of all the genres. It is also the most universal; it's something everyone can relate to. It taps into people's core reptilian brain. There is a monster and you have to run from it otherwise you will get eaten. I also love the high stakes involved within the genre. It's live or die. You have to fight for your life. Very thrilling, very exciting.” - Thomas Sainsbury

Theatre gets a little gruesome this Halloween in Theatre Macabre: a bloody and funny double stab of Horror Plays for brave audiences at Q’s Vault. Shows presented are The Somnambulist by Thomas Sainsbury, and Meat by Benjamin Teh.

Audiences will travel underneath Q into their Vault space, previously used for the Comedy Festival. Theatre Macabre will be the venue's first public theatre performance.

The Somnambulist is written and directed by Thomas Sainsbury
Cast: Tim McPoland, Roberto Nascimento, Chris Parker, Lee Smith-Gibbons, Liesha Ward Knox

Presented as part of Theatre Macabre with Meat, written by Benjamin Teh, directed by Ben Moore.
*Special discounts for both plays.

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