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WHEELER’S LUCK


by Nigel Collins, Toby Leach & Damon Andrews
performed by Long Cloud Youth Theatre
presented by Whitireia New Zealand

at Whitireia Performance Centre, 25-27 Vivian Street, Wellington
From 11 Oct 2012 to 13 Oct 2012

WHITIREIA THEATRE - return season, Wellington
From 4 Dec 2012 to 7 Dec 2012



Reviewed by:  John SmytheCaoilinn HughesLaurie Atkinson (The Dominion Post);

A BIT OF THE OLD WHEELER'S LUCK 

“What's Wheeler's Luck?”…“It's a saying we've got round here mate. Means the good with the bad.” 

Meet the locals of Bell End, a small kiwi beach town facing a big problem. An old spinster's untimely fall down a long drop opens the door for some drastic changes in this little corner of Godzone. With property developers rolling into town, the possible end to the annual Bareback Festival, and ready access to explosives, a divided community begins to ask questions. Where will all the Tarkahays live? What the heck's a Tarkahay?  And can you eat them?

LONG CLOUD YOUTH THEATRE invites you to join them in their rough, chaotic and hilarious take on Wheeler's Luck, one of the country's most notorious plays. WHEELER'S LUCK has been a favourite with New Zealand audiences and returns to Wellington with a limited season fundraiser for the CANTEEN organisation. Long Cloud is proud to support Canteen and the work they do in assisting young people living with cancer.

Artistic Director Aaron Cortesi: “Originally we were using Wheeler's Luck as part of a training block for some of the company. Along the way we began to enjoy ourselves way too much and now want to share that work with an audience…Take a worthy cause, a little gem of NZ theatre and the raw talent of Long Cloud and you've got a great night out.”

WHEELER'S LUCK is a wonderfully funny portrayal of a typical Kiwi town and the colourful people that inhabit it. This story has it all, love, sex, raging storms, environmental messages, high speed horse chases and gun toting felines. Wheeler's Luck is a heartfelt, playful comedy that recognises the kiwi in us all, we hope to see you there!

Long Cloud Youth Theatre is a hothouse for New Zealand's most exciting young acting talent. Long Cloud, run by Whitireia New Zealand and based in Wellington, is a unique training and production company for young people aged 16-21. The Company gives young actors the means to enhance their theatrical skills through practical performance experience and the opportunity to work with Wellington's foremost theatrical directors and tutors. Company credits are TOM KEEPER PASSES (2012) YO FUTURE (2011) SHEEP (2011), DAUGHTERS OF HEAVEN (2011), EQUUS (2010), THE SEAGULL (2010), VERNON GOD LITTLE (2010), TITUS ANDRONICUS (2009), THE CRUCIBLE (2009), GRIMM & COLONY! (2008 & 2009) and SPRING AWAKENING (2008).

WHITIREIA THEATRE, 25- 27 Vivian St, Wellington 
11th, 12th, 13th October @ 7.30pm & Saturday 13th @ 3pm 
Tickets $15 CASH ONLY AT THE DOOR
All proceeds go to CANTEEN 

WHEELER'S LUCK return season
4 th, 5th, 6th, & 7th December 2012 @ 7.30pm
WHITIREIA THEATRE, 25- 27 Vivian St, Wellington
Tickets $15 ($10 for school groups of 10 or more).
Book online: www.thetheatre.co.nz or (04)238 6225



Cast

Tom Clarke
Lily Della Porta
Thomas Gowing
Patrick Hunn
Olivia Mahood
Lewis McLeod
Sam Phillips
Jonathan Price
Freya Sadgrove
Ana Scotney
Chris Swney

Crew
Aaron Cortesi (Direction)
Oliver Morse (Design)
Matthew Eller (Lights & Sound)
Hayley Sproull (Original Music) 

Return Season - December 2012

Cast
Patrick Carroll 
Tom Clarke
Lily della Porta
Patrick Hunn
Olivia Mahood
Lewis McLeod
Calvin Petersen
Sam Phillips
Jonathan Price
Freya Sadgrove
Ana Scotney
Chris Swney

Paul Tozer: Operator