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Producer: James Wenley
presented by Theatre of Love

[20 mins]

at THE EDGE Box Café, Auckland
From 20 Feb 2013 to 3 Mar 2013

Reviewed by:  Reynald Castaneda;


A unique and truly Fringe experience awaits those who enter The Enigma Box. 

Appearing first outside Aotea Centre Box Café and then The Basement, The Enigma Box has space for only three people at a time.

Inside the box is an actor, ready to give a theatrical performance up close and personal. A rotating team of secret actors will be inside the box during the Fringe season.

Audience members can select from the Enigma Menu what they'd like the actor to perform; the menu offers a tantalising range of theatrical scenarios written by guest writers. These might be a story, a song, a Shakespeare, or a seduction. Each mystery actor will have their only nightly ‘special' to showcase their forte.

Each session lasts for 20 minutes, with a maximum of 2 audience members.

The Enigma Box offers audiences the chance to order their own experience performed exclusively for them by the mystery actor – and they won't know who the actor is until they venture inside.

The Enigma Box is presented by Theatre of Love, who want to experiment with a different way of presenting and viewing theatre.

“Our actors will be performing just for you,” says Producer James Wenley “and you can choose what kind of experience you'll like – our menu will offer both the serious and silly.” With a new actor and new specials each night, who knows what can be encountered in The Enigma Box?

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

THE ENIGMA BOX takes place
20th February – 3rd March
Duration: 20 minutes
Venue: THE EDGE Box Café (20th – 23rd) / The Basement Outside (27th February – 3rd March)
Tickets: $10 Bookings: iTICKET – or 09 361 1000