8:00PM Friday, 18 October, 2019 NZST  at  Suter Theatre, 208 Bridge Street, Nelson
Nelson Arts Festival presents CELLFISH

AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

Taki Rua and TOA - Theatre of Auckland
Written by Miriama McDowell, Rob Mokaraka & Jason Te Kare
Starring Jason Te Kare & Carrie Green

Where hardened inmates come face-to-face with a whole new nightmare: Shakespeare classes with Miss Lucy!

Eight counts of unlawful entry using imagination, five counts of reckless use of Maori mythology, four counts of possession and cultivation of Shakespeare, and one count of dangerous operation of a voice class.

Some are looking to improve their parole chances, others want to kill some time and one just wants to kill. A tour de force of stage craft, Cellfish challenges two actors to portray a fast-paced interwoven story featuring seven characters. The result is a funny and insightfully gripping work that takes us behind the walls of a New Zealand Correctional Facility and into the minds of its residents.

After standout seasons at Auckland Arts Festival and Silo Theatre, Cellfish is touring Aotearoa for the first time in 2019.

"Stimulating, hilarious, upsetting and profoundly on point with what it has to say about the intergenerational cycle of violence." THE SPINOFF

Warning: This production contains coarse language, the depiction of domestic violence and abuse, gunshot sounds and the use of haze.

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