Gin & Raspberry, Wanaka

20/04/2015 - 25/04/2015

Festival of Colour - Wanaka

Production Details

Welcome to the party! It’s the afterball, don’t tell the teachers, don’t tell your parents. It’s two weeks since Joseph died – drunk and daring he jumped off a roof diving for a swimming pool, but never made it to the water.

His friends have gathered to remember but some just want to forget. His girlfriend, his sister, his best mate – should they remember him for his tragic fall or should they celebrate the guy who dared to jump? Amongst the chaos and revelry of the night you’ll see how his loss has challenged the way they live their lives. Come party like there’s no tomorrow! 

The award-winning Playground Collective are working with local students to stage this compelling site-specific theatre show in a Wanaka downtown bar. Join the action as you follow the actors through the party – through the music, the games, the jokes and the mess. 

WHEN:  Monday 20 – Saturday 25 April, 7pm
WHERE:  Gin & Raspberry, Wanaka
TICKETS:  $25 adults/$10 students
DURATION:  70 minutes

This is a moving journey event. Some parts of the show require climbing stairs and are not suitable for flat floor access patrons. 

Like There’s No Tomorrow was developed in collaboration with the Auckland Theatre Company Creative Development department from an original idea by Lynne Cardy and was first presented by Auckland Theatre Company on 27 July 2013 at the Basement Theatre in Auckland. The co- director of the original production was Eleanor Bishop.

Youth , Theatre ,

1hr 10mins (no interval)

Daring, innovative, and full of passion

Review by Nigel Zega 25th Apr 2015

New talent abounds at this festival. Like There’s No Tomorrow is home-grown, performed almost exclusively by Mount Aspiring College students and gives an insight into how teens tackle the sudden accidental death of one of their peers. 

It’s a raw revelation of teenage trauma, witnessed as the audience is absorbed into a wild and wandering end-of-the-world party that involves a tiki-tour of the Gin and Raspberry venue. Dress in layers, wear comfortable shoes.

The show is ragged and bitsy, confused and contrary, uneven and uncertain, and probably should be obligatory for blinkered parents who might have forgotten what being young is all about. 

It’s also daring, innovative, and full of passion. Even by Festival standards, this is brilliant Fringe. Recommended. 


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