The floating theatre has been here all along, in our imagination, in our dreams and just out of reach from the grasp of pragmatism. The teams of people who believed it would arrive were dreamers and tenacious fools, but there it is moored up temporarily like a phantom captured by celluloid.
The players who were homeless for weeks and years have been reignited by the spirits, trapped in a timeless tradition of sound and sight: the primo uomo, the master of ceremony, the dusty concierge, the people of Edo and the innocent souls.
The theatre is breathing, the theatre is sleeping, the theatre is caressing our hand and begging us not to wake up.
The Floating Theatre is a 60 minute show which can be watched from inside or out. Be one of 30 people to see the show up close from within the luminous walls, where a tiny stage transforms into an endless landscape and no-one is who they seem. Or watch it from outside as a shadow-play for free.
No age restrictions
Running time - 60 mins
In it's inaugural season The Floating Theatre played
Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival (20th - 23rd Feb 2017)
West End Rowing Club - Avondale, Auckland (1st - 4th March 2017)
Viaduct Marina - Central Auckland (8th - 11th March 2017)
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The Floating Theatre
Direction/ design – Stephen Bain
Performers – Jenny McArthur & Jeremy Randerson
Music Composed – Jeff Henderson
Lights – Sean Curham
Costumes - Sarah-Jane Blake
Performance design – Sarah-Jane Blake & Stephen Bain
Video design & operation – Stephen Bain
Publicity – Hermione Johnson
Permits – Olivia Taouma
Production – Winning Productions
Marine Advisor – Alistair Moore
Construction assistance – Luke Boyle
Design assistance – Ruby Read
Front of House – Liz Kirk & Lisa Greenfield
Musicians – Jeff Henderson, Tom Callwood, Nell Thomas,
Daniel Beban, Gerard Crewdson, Anthony Donaldson
Designer – Stephen Bain, Engineer – Nick Barnfield (Showquip), Steel Construction – Matthew Immanual-Burt (Metalmen), Fabric skin – Warwick Bell (Fabric Structure Systems), Detail drawings – Sills van Bohemen Architecture, Barge hire – Nick & Sally Lewis (Marine Services Auckland), Stage Doors – Jeremy Randerson.
Creative New Zealand, Chartwell Trust, Auckland Council, Whau Local Board, Winning Productions
Sarah-Jane Blake, Chris O’Connor, Nisha Madhan, Geoff Gilson, Anna Hewlett, John Downie, Kerryn Lynch,
ADVISE & HELP
University of Tasmania, Dorita Hannah, Luke Boyle, Ruby Read, West End Rowing Club, Panuku Development Auckland, Glenda & Roger Moore, Viaduct Marina, Sue Gardiner, Syvia Fay, Auckland Fringe Festival, Melissa Laing, Hermione Johnson, Audio Foundation, John Radford, Jeff Henderson, Rich Rigging, Melanie Johnson, Nisha Madhan, Sean Curham.
Jeremy Randerson & Jenny McArthur for their enormous contribution to all areas of production & creation.
Auckland Fringe Festival 2017 Awards
Best Production Design Overall
Auckland Arts Festival Award
Best Musical Score
'Tonight, two consummate actors, supported by brilliant sound, painting in light, working with unique sets and props, and backing it all with an innovative and evocatively expressive score created such agreeable magic that describing the events would simply assassinate the experience.'
Stuff.co.nz -Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival Feb '17
'Everything about this piece is interesting: the idea of deconstructing theatre, wonderfully made props, great sound and committed, talented performers.'
Theatreview.org.nz - West End Rowing Club Mar '17
The FLOATING THEATRE will be touring late 2017 / 18 - For information on how it might come to your city contact
Stephen Bain (director - Winning Productions)
(+64) 21 19 111 20