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Lobsters - Nelson Arts Festival

Lobsters - Nelson Arts Festival

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  • Mon 15 Oct ’18, 7:00pm – 8:05pm


Theatre Royal Nelson, 78 Rutherford St, Nelson


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Full (price excludes TicketDirect service fee): $46.00
  • Under 19 (price excludes TicketDirect service fee): $25.00
  • Senior (price excludes TicketDirect service fee): $42.00
  • Group of 6+ (price per person, excludes TicketDirect service fee): $42.00

Inspired by the works of the great surrealist painters, Lobsters is a story about love itself, and the way we must peel away our shells to find our authentic selves.

Lobsters fuses invigorating contemporary dance with the eccentric and humorous story of a lobster who was once Salvador Dali’s muse. She tells of her rise and fall, from celebrity artistic icon to washed-up cabaret singer, and observes with irony two young lovers (inspired by the famous painting by René Magritte) who struggle to connect their idealized image of love with reality.

Choreographer Lucy Marinkovich, recently returning from practising in Germany, Spain, France, Croatia and Singapore, combines talents with Athens-Wellington-NYC based theatre maker Miranda Manasiadis, to bring you the athletic and visually compelling Lobsters.

“...bawdy, sensual, glamorous, dirty, beautiful, and melancholic cabaret of ruminations on love, sex, and longing.” - Theatreview

“...intense, physical, compelling...” - Deirdre Tarrant

Wellington Theatre Awards 2017
- Excellent Award - Best Ensemble Performance
- Champion Award - Most Outstanding Performance, Carmel McGlone
- Best Sound Designer, Lucien Johnson

A Borderline Arts Ensemble Production.

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