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Indian Ink's Kiss the Fish


Thu 19 Jun 2014, 7:30pm
Fri 20 Jun 2014, 7:30pm
Sat 21 Jun 2014, 7:30pm

Where: Theatre Royal - TSB Showplace, 92 - 100 Devon St West, New Plymouth, Taranaki

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: Elephant Publicity

Indian Ink Theatre Company presents Kiss the Fish. Directed by Justin Lewis and written by Jacob Rajan and Justin Lewis.

With an incredible debut season in Auckland during 2013, the magical storytelling of Indian Ink returns in 2014, as their most recent hit Kiss The Fish tours the North Island throughout June and July.

“Indian Ink's magical new show embodies qualities that make us proud to be Kiwis” - NZ Herald, 2013

Karukam Island is the tropical paradise of everyone's dreams but Sidu can't wait to escape! In the city they said he looked like Freddie Mercury but here he's Freddie Nobody. A new eco resort promises life-changing riches and every village miser, entrepreneur, bride and priest is jostling for their slice of the dream. The island finds its fate in the hands of Sidu-who everyone agrees is a very odd fish.

A long awaited follow up to 2010’s Guru of Chai, those in the theatre world hungry for a new work from the renowned theatre company were not disappointed. Audiences crammed into Q Theatre and Jacob Rajan and Justin Lewis, in true Indian Ink fashion, left an indelible imprint on their hearts. Traveling to far flung places and delving into ancient theatrical forms they have brought back a tale that is neither old nor new but reflects a world changing faster than even our dreams can keep up with.

Rajan, recently honoured with an MNZM for services to theatre, is joined on stage by an ensemble of accomplished actors; Nisha Madhan (Show Pony, Shortland Street, Blue Rose), Julia Croft (The Arrival, The Kick, Agent Anna) and actor/comedian James Roque (AotearoHA Next Big Things, Titus) and award winning musician David Ward. Under the skillful direction of Justin Lewis, they give puppetry and Balinese comic mask a riotous Indian Ink reinvention.

“… the best theatre I have seen all year” - Theatreview, 2013

One of New Zealand’s leading theatre companies, Indian Ink’s use of ‘The Serious Laugh’ (using laughter to open the audience to serious themes), is central to the company’s approach along with a love of mask and of story.

Audiences across the world have fallen in love with Indian Ink’s work and the company caught the eye of one of America’s most respected theatrical agents, David Lieberman. The result has been extensive touring in the U.S. and the realisation of a long term ambition in early 2013 – performing to rapturous applause in the performance capital of the world – New York City.

Indian Ink will be holding a post-show Q&A on Thurs 19 June

Kiss the Fish plays
New Plymouth: TSB Theatre Royal, 20 & 21 June. Book at or 0800 111 999
Nelson: Theatre Royal, 9 – 12 July. Book at or 0800 224 224
Napier: Municipal Theatre, 18 and 19 July. Book at or 0800 224 224
Kerikeri: Turner Centre, 23 July. Book at or 09 407 0260
Whangarei: Forum North, 25th and 26th July. Book at or 0800 224 224

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