Dates and times
Dial M for Murder
Tues 20th November 7:30pm
Wed 21st November 7:30pm
Fri 23th November 7:30PM
Sat 24th November 3:30PM
Sat 24th November 7:30PM
Sun 25th November 3:30PM
The PumpHouse Theatre
No Booking Fees!
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Dial M For Murder, 20 – 21 Nov
This classic thriller by American director Alfred Hitchcock is adapted by North Shore playwright Yabing Liu from I-start Chinese Theatre, which is the first Chinese theatre in New Zealand.
The story background is changed to Shanghai colony time (1930s) instead, you will see the leading actress in beautiful Qipao (Chinese traditional dress), and the audiences would be nervous about if she would be murdered by her greedy husband.
The play was the second time in the Pumphouse, and was a hit in the International Theatre Festival in July 2018, all tickets were sold out 10 days before the shows.
This play is in Mandarin. The English-speaking audiences will be given an English synopsis of the story. It would be interesting to feel the different culture in a European classic thriller.
Love Retreat, 23 – 25 Nov
In the near future, most of women prefer to enjoy their own life instead of getting married and being a mother. But this has put the nation in population crisis! Therefore, the government makes a law which will enforce birth on women who are above certain age! Now 5 women are sent to a camp called Love Retreat to find their partners !! What would happen?….
An unusual story! A Controversial theme!!
The play is in Mandarin but with English synopsis.
I-start Chinese Theatre is the first Chinese theatre in New Zealand, now it is its fifth anniversary. Since 2014, they have produced five original plays. All of them received excellent reviews from the audiences, Chinese Media and Local Media. I-start Theatre aims to give Chinese amateur theatre performers a stage on which to show their talents, to realise their dreams, and at the same time provide original stories inspired by real-life, to entertain and inspire our audiences.