Remain In Light

One morning the sun refused to rise. And then the morning after that. And the morning after that. Perhaps it was tired of what it saw, day after day, going on down on the sinful earth. People were puzzled, then frightened, then panicked. This is an account of events that…

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Blowing It

By Stephen Sinclair and Stephen Papps An arresting one man show, this is a comedy-drama about an undercover police officer who becomes too successful in his roleplaying with dope dealers. Fear and isolation do weird things to his head and he finds himself getting in deeper and deeper trouble. “…

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Drawer of Knives

When Russell has starts an affair with the solo mum downstairs,  he sets in motion a series of events which culminate in murder. But who has killed whom?  Drawer of Knives is a psychological thriller that explores multiple subjective realities. “… the fascinating way Sinclair has structured his play makes…

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Love Me Tinder

Stephen Sinclair and friends bring the musical form into the texting age with a new work,  Love Me Tinder. A show for three performers plus pianist, “Love Me Tinder” is a timely satire on romance in the age of social media – and the perennial horrors of first dates! Book  …

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Insomniacs

Insomniacs is a play about five people who can’t get to sleep. Nancy is an obsessive compulsive who stays up all night cleaning her already immaculate flat. Lorna stopped sleeping the night her husband walked out on her … thirty years ago. Ralph has turned to porn to alleviate his depression…

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The Bellbird

Set in Marlborough in the late 1860s, The Bellbird brings the worlds of Maori and Pakeha together in a haunting play of passion, family politics and despair. A touching, tragic romance between a Pakeha woman and a Maori man. On the death of her husband she is no longer welcome back in…

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The Bach

A comedy of manners, a drama of betrayal, a search and rescue of contemporary Kiwi issues, The Bach plays out through the minefields of marital strife, sibling rivalry, national identity and one well-placed public convenience! “Terrific entertainment … intellectually daring … darkly funny.” NZ Listener 2004 “A stunning artistic triumph…

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Success

Carl, Jules and Derek are stand up comedians. Starting out in Auckland, they shared dreams, ideas, and a flat, convinced they were changing the world with every laugh they could elicit. And then Carl went and did something stupid. He moved to America, and made it big. Now, ten years…

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The Sex Fiend

By Stephen Sinclair and Danny Mulheron “The funniest NZ play I have ever seen!” Denis Welch, NZ Listener, November 1989. Outrageous farce ensues when Anna arranges to have a meeting of her women’s poetry group at her flat. Her boyfriend, Matthew, the newly appointed sexual harassment officer at the University,…

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Intimacies

INTIMACIES is comprised of two thematically linked one act plays set in the near future, which explore the ways in which the new technologies are changing our lives and the way we relate to each other. Sweet Thing opens with Sally having a frank and intimate discussion with her Mum. They…

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Ladies Night

By Stephen Sinclair and Anthony McCarten A comedy about a group of unemployed blokes who decide to become male strippers to improve their financial circumstances. Since its premiere in Auckland in 1987, Ladies Night has enjoyed an on-going life internationally, with  productions throughout Europe, South America, Canada and Australasia.

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Caramel Cream

Two young crims, Mitch and Pete, break into a building unaware that social worker Clare is working late. Intercoils themes of sex and race with their ugly offspring sexism and racism. “Superbly constructed … thought provoking and thrilling … a theatrical treat.” Dominion, May 1991. “… proves that (Sinclair) not…

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