NEWSFLASH! Shopfront Theatre is open again with an extended season from 10 September to 4 October! While on Level Two, seats will be socially distanced and consequently there are less available.
“Food for thought in funny family drama with genuine heart”
“(Helen’s) skill and authenticity brings all five (characters) to life”
Skara Bohny, Nelson Mail
Nelson’s newest (temporary) performance space, Shopfront Theatre, invites you to watch one of NZ’s best-loved actors, Helen Moulder, in a brand new play directed by Sue Rider.
Olivia Paterson runs a big meat exporting company. Her daughter is a vegan. Olivia wants to feed the world. Her father wants things to stay as they are. A family, food, and five surprising characters!
As a high-powered executive at the peak of her career, all Olivia wants is to make the world a better place. But when her business plans cause conflict with her family, what is more important – the company’s survival or her relationship with her daughter and aging father?
The Bicycle & the Butcher’s Daughter is written by Helen Moulder and Sue Rider, the collaboration who brought you Playing Miss Havisham, Gloria’s Handbag and Meeting Karpovsky.
A funny and moving account of lives at a crisis point, all embodied by one actress, assisted by a few props and the magic of the theatre.
Featuring music by Beethoven, recorded by Richard Mapp on piano and Juliet Ayre on violin.
One hour ten minutes. Contains some strong language. Suitable for 15yrs and over.
VENUE: SHOPFRONT Theatre, 105 Collingwood St, Nelson.
PERFORMANCES: September 10 – October 4. Limited Seating. Bookings essential.
Please check the booking site for up-to-date performance times.
TICKETS: $30, $25 (Seniors, concession & groups of 4); $15 (Under 25’s)
And a shout-out to The Baker’s Coffee Shop who are right next door. Fantastic coffee and irresistible baked goods! Open Mon-Fri 7.30am-3pm.
Special thanks to Adam Foundation and Nelson City Council Creative Communities Scheme.