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Director/Producer: Pedro Ilgenfritz

[1hr 10mins]

at Musgrove Studio, Maidment Theatre, Auckland
From 1 Aug 2011 to 6 Aug 2011

Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre, The Edge, Auckland
From 26 Feb 2013 to 2 Mar 2013

Reviewed by:  Lexie MathesonNik SmytheMatt Baker;

A silent show with live music and two characters in an almost-love story. 

LAB: Research Theatre Company is back to delight audiences with its dynamic ensemble acting, inventive direction and compelling storytelling.

One by One is an almost-love story. The tragic story of Bonnie and Marty endlessly missing each other until love emerges as an inevitable collision. The story unfolds in a succession of comedic situations as both characters deal with the struggle of not being able to have what they want the most.

One by One is a silent show with live music. The whole story is told by Katie Burson, Greg Padoa without the use of verbal language. This work can not be described as mime or physical theatre. It is just theatre in its simplest form.

LAB: Research Theatre Company is a permanent acting laboratory directed by Pedro Ilgenfritz, created in 2009, engaged in the research of actors' training and the creation of original theatre shows. We are proud to bring you our second production after the acclaimed Alfonsina (2010) and its successful seasons in Auckland (Musgrove Studio), Wellington and Dunedin Fringe Festivals and participating as a special guest at VERTICE 2010 – International Women in Theatre Festival in Brazil.

One by One
Musgrove Studio, University of Auckland
1st to 6th August – 8 pm
Matinee 6th August – 2 pm
Bookings: or (09) 308 23 83. Booking fees may apply.

Estimated running time: 70 minutes - No interval 


Auckland Fringe 2013 runs from 15 February to 10 March 2013. For more Auckland Fringe information go to 

ONE BY ONE plays
26 February – 2 March, 7pm
Duration: 75 mins, no interval
Venue: Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland CBD
Tickets: Standard tickets: $25, Concession / groups 6+: $20, Children: $15 
Bookings:  or phone 09 357 3355 *Service fees apply 

“This team understands the value of pathos in comedy and their world view is compassionate, humane and realistic…” -  John Smythe, THEATREVIEW 

“Leaves audience members grinning from ear to ear, arguing as to whether it's (Alfonsina) the best thing they've ever seen…” - Caoilinn Hughes, THEATREVIEW

Creative Team 
Cast: Katie Burson (Bonnie and Greg Padoa (Marty) / Cole Jenkins - 2013 
Music: John Ellis and Mark Ingram 
Lighting Design: Joshua Bond 
Stage Manager: Ruby Reihana-Wilson 
Visual Designer: Leilani Heather