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Open Home


Sat 9 Aug 2014, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Sun 10 Aug 2014, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Sat 16 Aug 2014, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Sun 17 Aug 2014, 7:00pm–8:00pm

Where: Newtown Cultural Community Centre, Cnr Rintoul and Colombo Sts, Newtown, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General: $16.00 ($15.00 + $1.00 fees)
  • Student / Concession: $10.00
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

Pat-A-Cake Productions present their newly devised production of Open Home on the corner of Rintoul and Colombo Street.

Bang of the hammer and this house will… become your home! Open Home opens up a conversation about first homebuyers exasperation mid- housing crisis.

After their sold out season of Bus Ticket for this year’s Fringe festival, Pat-A-Cake continues to inject their work into the main veins of the community, taking it out of the theatre and bringing it this time into an actual Open Home!

Pat-A-Cake delve into the dream – and the reality – of needing to own a house to connect with our kiwi identity. Relevantly timed one month before the election, the show is a response to the vivid imagery used in media; housing market is being pulled out from under us, property ladder is out of reach and the exasperated response first homebuyers feel.

“It’s a topic we all connect to” says director Bop Murdoch. “Our dreams are our identity, and at the moment a better option than kiwi-saving the world is opening a dialogue about our future”.

Pat-A-Cake Productions is a new emerging company that aims to create visceral and relevant devised theatre. With a unique style, they focus on play and use the body and mind as a starting point. Without claiming to know how or when to begin saving for a mortgage, the ensemble uniquely generates conversation into the how unfeasible it is to get onto the property ladder. Questioning whether it is actually our dream or our parent’s dream we have been to conditioned think is ours.

Patacake have relevantly set up an actual Open Home to explore the issue. Adopting a promenade style theatre, this site generic work will keep the audience central to the action, and allow them to actively engage with the topic.

Open Home is a delightfully devised spontaneous experience that will surprise in every room of the house just like the one they may – or may not – look to purchase one day.

Good for ages 15-99. Ideal for those fed up thinking about the housing crisis.

Duration: 90 mins

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