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Theatre du Grind Guignol presents a Triple Feature

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  • Thu 23 Feb ’12, 8:00pm – 10:30pm
  • Fri 24 Feb ’12, 8:00pm – 10:30pm
  • Sat 25 Feb ’12, 8:00pm – 10:30pm


Allen Hall Theatre, 90 Union Street East, Dunedin



Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $15.00


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In the early years of the 20th Century at the end of a dark, seedy alley in France was the Grand Guignol - a theatre where the most dark, twisted, and violent acts were committed on the stage, quenching a generation’s thirst for all that was bloody and horrific.

Now in the 21st Century, Theatre du Grind Guignol are proud to resurrect this theatre of shock and horror – but with a twist. The original Grand Guignol was a precursor to the Slasher and Grindhouse cinema of the 1970s and 1980s, cinema that also explored the hidden horrors and depravity of the human condition.

At the Theatre du Grind Guignol audiences will be treated three unique plays that will bring the two traditions together at last, by appropriating the classic Grand Guignol style and infusing it with the stylistic qualities of 1970s and 1980s slasher film of the Grindhouse.

La Casa Del Diablo, and Firenze are based on scripts originally performed at the Grand Guignol while the third, The Tramp, is the latest piece from award winning playwright Paul Rothwell.

La Casa del Diablo
Deep in the heart of Mexico, tucked away in a luxurious mansion, lives Richard. He is a suave but dangerous man who has proven he can get whatever he wants by any means necessary. His guests for the evening are aware of his reputation, but will they be able to survive a night with el Diablo of the borderlands?

Young Luisa is about to be released from an insane asylum in which nuns are the caretakers and religion reigns supreme. But when the lights go out nothing protects Luisa from the two madwomen intent on making her remaining stay a hellish torment. When she confides in her doctor, her sanity is questioned. Will Luisa get the help she needs before it’s too late?

The Tramp
Four teenagers are alone in the wild New Zealand bush. What was planned as a relaxing weekend quickly turns into 48 hours of unimaginable terror, as they start disappearing one by one. The latest horror from the pen of 2009 Bruce Mason Playwriting Award recipient and 2010 Robert Lord Fellow, Paul Rothwell. After seeing The Tramp you will never want to leave civilisation again.

Door sales or bookings at theatre.bookings@otago.ac.nz

For more information please contact:
Alex Wilson (Co-Director): 027 306 5698, adwilson.pacifist@gmail.com.
Ben Blakely (Co-Director): 027 307 1218, blakely.ben@gmail.com

Tickets available from Otago University Theatre Studies Office, theatre.bookings@otago.ac.nz.

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