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DramaSoc presents: Moonfleece

  • DW1, Jack Mann Auditorium 53 Solway Ave Christchurch, Canterbury, 8041 New Zealand (map)

Coming to a stage near you (since you live in Christchurch and nothing is too far away), DramaSoc presents the New Zealand amateur premiere of Moonfleece, by Philip Ridley.

Moonfleece is an intense and thrilling exploration of memory and identity, with themes of contemporary resonance such as, suicide, racism, homophobia, populism, and how those in authority can distort truth and history.

Curtis has arranged a meeting in a flat of a derelict tower block. Years ago as a child, Curtis lived happily there with his family until his elder brother tragically died. Now, of course, Curtis has been seeing his brother’s ghost. With the aid of Gavin and Tommy (fellow members of the right-wing political party of which he is a leading figure) Curtis aims to find out why this ghost is haunting him. Things, however do not go as planned. There are two squatters occupying his abandoned family home, and one of them has a story to tell… a story that will change Curtis’s life forever.



Those pretty enough to be on stage, in order of appearance:

Link - Kyra Looman
Gavin - Michael Woods
Tommy - Liam Boardman
Curtis - Sam Gibson
Alex - Laura Harper
Jez - Sean Lydiard
Sarah - Rheanna Walsh
Nina - Freddy Thornton
Zak - Josiah Morgan
Wayne - Ethan Gullery
Stacey - Freya Searle



A direct parable of the rise of the British National Party, come and see why it was banned in the town of Dudley in a move The Guardian described as “shortsighted and grotesque”.



Director - Ciarán Searle
Assistant Director - Ella Wallace
Technical Director - Teena Anna Thomas
Producer - Asher Etherington

Amateur production by special arrangement with Knight Hall Agency Ltd and New Zealand Play Bureau Ltd.


NOTE: this show is for mature audiences only.



Doors open at 7:15 pm March 15 - 17 and 20 - 24, and close at 7:30 pm.

Tickets at: dramasoc.org.nz/tickets

Snacks will be available to purchase from 7:00 pm

General Admission - $17
Students and Seniors - $15
DramaSoc Members - $12

Earlier Event: March 2
A Day To Play
Later Event: April 21
3SOME Auditions
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