Fold / Shudder

These two exceptional one act plays from two leading young playwrights were both hits at Young and Hungry Festivals, and make excellent companions.

Fold is an hilarious and grotesque series of increasingly coldhearted birthday parties. Set among five celebrations grimly enjoyed by five jaundiced and peculiar partygoers , it is an unnerving and disturbingly amusing play - a chaotic soup of insecurity, obsession and scary self-analysis. The ugly views and behaviour of this group of weird, semi-clothed acquaintances finally degenerate into mayhem ... watch out for the cat.

Shudder was inspired by Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood, and ranges over a dazzling cross-section of Wellington characters. This prose-poetic monologue wanders through a day in the life of the subcultures of earthquake prone Wellingon, weaving together the essential concerns of those living on both the physical and emotional edge. The inevitable crisis comes throught the anguish of Ruaumoko, the child of Maori legend who will never be born.