Wheel Head

Q Theatre Loft, 305 Queen St, Auckland

22/02/2023 - 25/02/2023

Production Details

Beth Kayes, lead writer and director of Wheel Head, Artistic Producer for Co Theatre Physical |

Lighting Designer: Michael Goodwin
Costume Consultant: Elizabeth Whiting

Summer at Q and Co Theatre Physical

Summer at Q and Co Theatre Physical combine to present this absurdly funny tale from Beth Kayes, Katie Burson, Irasa Si’ave and Lucas Haugh. Playing at Q Loft from 22nd to 25th February Wheel Head is an absurd romp down the cycleway of cancelled buses, avian romance and death by road cones.
A dead cyclist tries to make sense of her departure date. Everyone has their own opinion…the fix-it mayor, the tūī, the greenie. The bus is not in service, the train abandoned, the cycleway unfinished. The only witness is the bar-tailed godwit but she is busy eating worms. Toot toot, your train to transport limbo awaits! Co Theatre Physical return to Q Theatre with an absurd mix of clown and physical theatre. Their last show Get Out Of My Letterbox enjoyed a sold-out season at Summer at Q, 2020.

Wheel Head plays:
Q Theatre-Loft
Wednesday 22nd to Saturday 25th February at 6.30 pm
Book at https://www.qtheatre.co.nz/shows/wheel-head
Suitable for ages 10 and over
For media enquiries contact: bethcotheatrephysical@gmail.com
Mob: 0274625401

Artistic Producer for Co Theatre Physical Beth Kayes is the lead writer and director of Wheel Head.
Beth’s script Monarch won the 2021 Playmarket NZ ‘Plays for the Young’ competition for 8 -12-year-olds. A veteran of the theatre, in 1986 she trained as an actor at Theatre Corporate Drama School (NZ) and went on to train and work in circus and physical theatre in the U.K. and in Australia. In the 1990’s she worked with Australian physical theatre company Legs On The Wall, touring award winning show All of Me internationally and performing aerial show Homelands on tall buildings and the Opera House sail for the millennium celebrations. Since forming Co Theatre Physical, Beth has collaborated with diverse artists to make A House Across Oceans, OH BABY, Once There Was A Woman, Get Out Of My Letterbox and numerous shows for young people which tour to schools and kindergartens.

Actor/theatre maker Katie Burson is a key member of Co Theatre Physical, co-creating and performing multiple shows including award winning Monarch and Get Out Of My Letterbox, Q Theatre, 2020. Katie is a Unitec graduate and is a core cast member of Olivier Award-nominated Room on The Broom, regularly touring throughout Australasia with CDP Theatre Producers (AUS). Performance credits include; Storyworlds (Auckland Theatre Company), Afakasi (Basement Theatre’s), Pool(no water) (Basement Theatre), The Plastic Orgasm (Julia Croft and Virginia Frankovich), Rushes (Movement of the Human), and Alfonsina (Vertice Theatre Festival Brazil). Katie’s directing credits include Access–winner of the NZ Fringe touring award 2022, Minema (Movespace, Splore 2023), B425 Playmarket Award-nominated Paradise Island (Basement Theatre) and Mr Melancholy (Studio One Toi Tū).

Actor/theatre maker-Irasa Si’ave’s recent theatre credits include directing Disney’s Aladdin Jr production in 2022, performing in Mr Melancholy directed by Katie Burson in 2021, and Leilani directed by Pedro Ilgenfritz in 2016. She is a Unitec graduate from 2014 and trained in Commedia Dell’Arte in Pordenone Italy, studying under Claudia Contin Arrlecchino. She has been sharing her love of theatre and performing arts through teaching since 2019.

Actor/Musician Lucas Haugh is an Auckland based actor and Unitec graduate. His recent credits include Proudly Asian Theatre’s PINAY, Tim Bray Theatre Company’s Badjelly the Witch, and Netflix’s The Letter for the King. When not acting, he makes music with the bands Galaxy Bear and The Dead Travellers. Lucas is a proud member of Actor’s Equity.

Actor/theatre makers: Katie Burson | Irasa Si’ave |
Actor/Musician: Lucas Haugh |

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