Niebelheim, Christchurch Arts Centre, Christchurch

10/07/2009 - 12/07/2009

Production Details

I just want to piece things together

Remember that time you awoke and were lost. Remember how you felt in those moments before the shapes around you started to make sense. Isolation is set in that space, the gap between sleep and lucidity. A tourist struggles to find herself, a hermit struggles to keep her and a young man struggles to connect. Isolation takes us deep into the New Zealand bush and challenges you to put the pieces together.

Blackbird Theatre is a Christchurch-based group who create original, New Zealand theatre and experimental works. Blackbird is a gathering of people who are dedicated to creating theatre for the love of it. The company motto is to benefit and delight all beings, providing opportunities for growth through the experience of theatre. Isolation is the first of three original scripts planned for production this year.

Sorriness, my dear, implies that something went wrong. Death is never wrong, it comes exactly when it means to. 

Award-winning writer, Lisa Norriss (Glockenspiel Dockyards, The Gardener’s Guide to Samsara), is known for her quirky and philosophical writing. Mike Adams (winner 48hrs Best Actor 2009), Angela Johnson and Greg Hubbard bring Norriss’ script to life with utter conviction and empathy. Isolation promises to be a psychological treat that will keep audiences guessing until the very last moment.

Nibelhiem (under SoFA Gallery)
The Arts Centre, Christchurch
Friday 10th, Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th July, 8pm
Tickets: Full Price $15, Concession/ Friend $12
Bookings: or (03) 3287040

Isolation is also playing in Nelson and Takaka…

The Independent Theatre
12 Church Street, Nelson
Friday 3rd July, 8pm
Bookings: or 54 66661
Tickets: Full Price $15, Concession/ Friend $12
The Village Theatre
32 Commercial Street, Takaka
Saturday 4th July, 8pm
Bookings: GB Gallery
Tickets: Full Price $15, Concession/ Friend $12

Angela Johnson
Greg Hubbard
Mike Adams
Johnny Hall

Production Assistants
Sarah Campagnolo
Johnny Hall
Daniel Allan

Lighting:  Sarah Campagnolo
Soundscape:  Andrew Snook
Poster/ program design:  Johnny Hall

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Auckland City Council