25 Jan 2011
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A new play by Lennie James and Massive Company
“Sometimes it’s the safest place to be… Sometimes it’s the place most damaging- the family.”
Havoc in the Garden is a play about five houses on a hill in Auckland. It is about a single act of violence… about a father’s rage against himself and his life. It is about the siege that his rage brings to the hill- forcing five families to face truths about themselves. Havoc in the Garden is a play about familiesabout the lies that parents tell, and children reveal. It is about what holds families together and what tears them apart. It is about minds coming into contact with one another, trying to find harmony… and sometimes only finding Havoc.
In 2011, Massive Company will present a new work from the acclaimed writer Lennie James. This production sees the continuation of a hugely successful collaboration between Lennie James and Massive Company, whose previous work together, The Sons of Charlie Paora, toured nationally and internationally, including a season at the Royal Court Theatre in London.Havoc in the Garden will feature an outstanding ensemble cast of 14, a vibrant mix of both emerging and established theatre practitioners.
Directed by Massive Company’s Artistic Director - Sam Scott
The ensemble cast of Havoc in the Garden features
Fasitua Amosa, Olive Asi, Loretta Aukuso, Scott Cotter, Wesley Dowdell, Joe Folau, Kura Forrester, Ash Jones, Beulah Koale, Miriama McDowell, Tuyet Nguyen, Bree Peters, Nicole Thomson and Jake Toaga.
Production design – Sean Coyle
Lighting Design – Jane Hakaraia
Sound Design – Sean Lynch
Music Design – Tama Waipara
Havoc in the Garden will open at the Auckland Arts Festival in March 2011, and runs in Auckland from March 2nd – March 26th 2011