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Home of the Cambridge Repertory Society in Cambridge, NZ
August 6 – 20 2022
Things I Know To Be True
Having loved each other for over thirty years, it should be time for Fran and Bob to slow down and smell the roses – until the lives of their adult children come crashing through the back door… Bob and Fran Price have four adult children: Pip, Mark, Ben, and Rosie. Each child has their unique struggles and secrets that they try to keep hidden from their parents. Yet Fran has a knack for knowing what is true in each of their lives.
As the children try to separate their lives from the hopes and dreams of their parents, what is real and genuine in the Price family falls apart under scrutiny, and Bob and Fran must redefine their relationships with their children and with each other. Over a span of one year each child tells their story. Each season contains a crisis, a turning point. Tough choices need to be made and the ramifications of those choices dealt with. Things I Know to be True by Andrew Bovell is a heartfelt drama examining the dynamics of family, love and how we understand truth in the face of adversity.
Check out this short video to see what the audience thought of the matinee performance on Sunday 7th.
5 – 19 NOVEMBER 2022
Aladdin – The True-ish story
A traditional pantomime for a family night out.
We present the true tale of Aladdin! You know, the one with the zebra. And the laundress, her two sons, the Empress, the magical ring being, the police, the creepy guy wanting to complete his lamp collection, the eco-warrior princess, the Egyptian god, the forgetful genie and his translator.
What do you mean, you don’t know that story?! Well, you’d better come along and hear it, hadn’t you?
Following the recent sold-out season of “Conjugal Rites” we are pleased to announce that the sequel “Winding Up” is coming to the Gaslight Theatre in early 2023, with Jo Bishop and Steve McMurray reprising their roles as Gen and Barry Masefield in this latest Roger Hall theatrical gem.
Barry was a dentist. Gen was a lawyer. Now they are both in their seventies and retired. Retirement has gone swimmingly so far with the usual international cruises, yoga classes, attendance at funerals, dealing with body corporate issues and the occasional fall. But when Barry is diagnosed with leukemia, the two need to deal with the prospect of death.
A witty Roger Hall play that captures the essence of married life in retirement, in contemporary times.
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The Gaslight Theatre is home to the Cambridge Repertory Society, Cambridge NZ. We put on 3 to 4 shows a year, working with local directors, actors, sound & lighting technicians and back-stage enthusiasts.