Queen's Wharf Events Centre
Queen's Wharf Events Centre
Pacific Crystal Palace
Pacific Crystal Palace
Expressions Theatre, Upper Hutt
Expressions Theatre, Upper Hutt
Expressions Theatre, Upper Hutt
Expressions Theatre, Upper Hutt
Downstage Theatre
Downstage Theatre
Downstage Theatre
Downstage Theatre
Downstage Theatre
Downstage Theatre
Downstage Theatre
Downstage Theatre
Downstage Theatre
Downstage Theatre
Downstage Theatre
Downstage Theatre
Downstage Theatre
Downstage Theatre

Three shows today - well, actually, four really!  From 2004 we've got both Gilberto Gil at the Events Centre, and a late-night set at the Festival Club (but I'm not sure who the band was that night, I was flying past on my way to the car ten years ago!).

Jumping to 2006, a couple of images from Jim Moriarty's production of Battalion, with my friend Maaka Pohatu and a cast of young actors - though I guess they're not as young now, thinking about it...we'll see more of Maaka in a couple of weeks, though.  (Lovely guy - some people might recognise him from Rob Sarkies' film Two Little Boys, too!)

Apollo 13: Mission Control (to give its full title) was a great show, that really took over Downstage in a way that not many do.  An audience volunteer was taken each night to be in the space capsule while the rest staffed the operations desks at mission control; meanwhile in one of the dressing rooms was a TV studio, where 'Walter Cronkite' gave regular updates throughout the night.

It's continued to tour since then (in fact, it started a year or two earlier at Bats Theatre across the road, which is where I first saw it), including playing the US - amazing to think a bunch of Kiwis could take a show about NASA back to the country it came from, and I'm pretty sure some original astronauts came to see it, too!

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