Dracula: The Bloody Truth
Mayfair Theatre, Dunedin
11 - 14 November 2021
Athenaeum Hall, Arrowtown
25 - 28 November 2021
Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka
3-4 December 2021
Sahara BreeZe Productions are bringing the riotous comedy 'Dracula – The Bloody Truth' by Le Navet Bete & John Nicholson to Dunedin, Arrowtown and Wanaka from 11 Nov - 4 Dec 2021.
This hilarious parody of vampire movie cliches will have you rolling in the aisles. Crammed full of sensational slapstick, frantic costume changes, magic tricks and airborne props, strung together with clever dialogue, hilarious wordplay, as well as the odd song and dance, the cast of 4 take you on a riotous romp playing 34 characters with hysterical results.
The show takes you on a journey across Europe from the dark & sinister Transylvanian mountains to the outwardly charming seaside town of Whitby, as the frantic Van Helsing and his 3 hapless actors try to stage the ‘real’ events of the Dracula story. Will they be victorious or will Dracula get the last bite?
This is a laugh-out-loud riot you can really sink your teeth into!!!
Central Otago 2020
13-14 November (Arrowtown Community Centre)
15 November (Roxburgh Grand Tavern)
19 November (Bannockburn Hall)
20 November (The Stadium, Alexandra)
22 November (The Rydges, Queenstown)
27 November (Glenorchy Camp)
28 November (Victoria Arms, Cromwell)
29 November (Wanaka Centre)
Dunedin Fringe 2021
22-24 March (The New Athenaeum Theatre, Dunedin)
28 March (Mayfair Theatre, Dunedin)
Nominated for Most Outstanding Performers
@ Dunedin Fringe 2021
One night, One pub, TWO actors, 14 characters, 8 Towns.
Set in a local pub, Jim Cartwright’s timeless comedy TWO features a landlord, landlady, and their colourful regulars - with all 14 characters played by actor couple Blaise and Sarah Barham. Each character has a story to tell, sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant, but always human.
Re(new)al - The New Real (2020)
Queenstown Events Centre:
October 9, 7:30-9:30pm
October 10, 4-6pm
Lake Wanaka Centre:
October 16, 7:30-9:30pm
October 17, 4-6pm
Re(new)al is a Verbatim play formed from interviews carried out this September with members of the local community about how Covid has changed their lives and how they've coped. It poses the question of what is the 'New Real?'
It is an original theatre piece created by Blaise Barham & Emma Deakin and includes actors Nathan Cook, Zelia Horrell, and Shannon Pennefather.
Dear Lupin Tour
1 November - Gin & Raspberry, Wanaka
23 November - Arrowtown Community Hall
27 November - Glenorchy Camp
29 November - The Sherwood, Queenstown
4 December - Earnscleugh Hall, Alexandra
7 December - Bannockburn Hall, Cromwell
Dear Lupin is best-selling author Michael Simkins' stage adaption of the hilarious letters of Dunkirk veteran and BBC2 racing reporter Roger Mortimer to his son Charlie. The original Dear Lupin book became a best-seller and won the Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year in 2013.
Production company Sahara Breeze is touring the New Zealand premiere of the play to six intimate venues around Central Otago in November and December. The play has nostalgia, wit, pathos, and genuine laugh-out-loud moments.