19 Tory St, Wellington

31/10/2017 - 04/11/2017

Production Details

A Halloween Skit Show

“You should put down a tarp first… this could get throat slitty”

Come and be entertained as Horse With No Name explores fears and funnies with “SPOOK WEEK”.  A night of trains, horses, and beetroot! Clopping onto the stage for a celebration compilation of Halloween; things which scare and delight.

It will be an evening of spooky spectacles, of crazed cackles and bloodied beetroot.

Join Horse With No Name as they frolic through a field of characters, and explore a pick and mix of fears. This fast paced comedy show has everything; puppetry, rapping, baking, and some seriously scary inbetweens!

Halloween can still be fun, and Horse With No Name are here to bring it back from the dead.

19 Tory Street, Wellington
Tuesday the 31st October till November 4th 2017
Koha entry at the door.

Catriona Tipene, Katie Boyle, Kenneth Gaffney, Ryan Cundy and Tom Kereama

Assistant Directors: Kenneth Gaffney and Ryan Cundy
Costume and props designer: Luke Scott
Dad design team: Allan Cundy (lighting), Robbie Rann (set) 

Theatre , Sketch ,

Some good laugh moments

Review by Margaret Austin 01st Nov 2017

An enterprising ‘fellowship of versatile actors’, as the programme has it, is staging Spook Week upstairs at 19 Tory Street.

Horse with no Name is the company founded by Catriona Tipene and Ryan Cundy. She’s the director and he’s the writer. Both also perform, along with four others.

On Trick or Treat night, in a curtained empty apartment space, this Halloween skit offers us a deep voiced MC, hatred of old people mixed in with a recipe recital, an Edgar Allen Poe party and mention of a tsetse fly on Google. A highlight is a straphanger on a train travelling through a Genghis Khan tunnel.  Another highlight would have to be a nine foot vampire’s love affair with one of his supernaturally long fingers.

There are flashes of clever script in such philosophical musings as “There’s a rubbish truck for all of us” and “Solitude can quickly destroy reason”. Actors need to be careful, though, with the pace and enunciation of words at the end of phrases – this reviewer missed a couple of them.

Also bemusing is the lack of a link between Halloween and what is on stage – but then you could say that adds to the general surrealistic effect.

This piece of theatre was created in a few weeks which its improvised quality bears witness to. But it’s rescued by some good laugh moments which the audience obviously enjoys. 


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