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, …

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 …

Ride

Sue is waiting at a lonely bus stop, when she receives the attentions of a very odd and threatening Darryl. Feeling she’s about to be attacked, she brains him with a rock and makes a run for it. But Darryl isn’t so easy to shake off … Ride has screened …

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.

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 …

More Poems by Stephen Sinclair

All poems are the property and copyright of (c) Stephen Sinclair, works are not to be copied or used without written permission, please contact stephen with any enquiries regarding these. The Dwarf and the Stripper and Other Poems Addenda Publishing, 2004 “A virtuoso performance … superb poems …” Iain Sharp, …

Thief of Colours

Penguin Books, 1995. A mysterious greyness has descended on Whitehaven. Something has happened to the colour. Rumours start flying around all over the place. Is something wrong with the sun? is it because of the chemicals the farmers are using? Everybody has a theory, but nobody knows anything. Nobody, that …

Dread

Spineless Press, 2000 Three petty crims embark on a road trip that goes horribly wrong. Older than his Maori companions, Pakeha Morton calls all the shots, until a brush with the Mongrel Mob has the three of them fleeing into the bush.  Exhausted, starving and suffering severe sunstroke,  Morton must …

Home Video

Short Film, Produced by Severe Films and Stephen Sinclair, 2005. When freeloader Alan is invited to stay with Tara and Geoff, he thinks he’s on to a good thing: free board, bed, the attentions of a beautiful woman. But his hosts have other plans for him …  

Love Mussel – TV Show

Stephen Sinclair – Writer Love Mussel is a wide ranging parody whose targets include its own medium, television, and its star, Kevin Smith. He appears as himself, a celebrity actor, hired to front an investigative, ‘feel-good’ documentary about a shellfish with Viagra-like properties. Ironies abound: take the title in relation …

two openings in one night!

It’s true. The fateful day: 14th October. The venues: Lynfield and Green Bay High Schools. The play: “Remain in Light,” my play for drama students. I worked with Celia Nicholson and her students at Lynfield, helping with some direction and refining the script. There were some great performances from the …

Well, it was a blast!

After months of planning and applications and budgets and weeks of rehearsal … two great seasons of my play! Wellington turned out for it and the last week in Auckland was sold out. It was blessed with a fantastic cast who did the piece proud; the Dom Post rightly declared …

… And me old mate Pappsy is in the cast!

Yes indeed folks, old friend and flat mate Steve Papps is playing the role of Jules. This is the latest of a long succession of plays of mine that Steve has performed in. It started with Ladies Night … or it might have been the sequel … at the Centrepoint in Palmerston …

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 …