The Dream - Ugly Shakespeare Tour
Written by Adam Fresco
The Ugly Shakespeare Company has been providing New Zealand schools, with consistently high-quality live theatre performances since 1996. It's 28th year presented The Dream, an accessible, relatable and entertaining version of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
"It was no mean feat keeping 400 11-12 years olds entertained for an hour...but these ladies did an amazing job. The performance was fast paced, engaging, funny and clever." - Matamata Intermediate
That Time Everything Went Well and We Were Totally Fine
Written by Jennifer Piper and Belinda Campbell
Gerry and Frankie are going out. They’re going to have a great night. Everything will go well, because they’re both totally fine. No, really. They’re fine.
Just have to remember the tickets, get on the train, make it to the show on time, obey the law, make conversation, keep smiling and remember to breathe. A brand-new sketch comedy for anyone who’s ever had one of those days.
"Belinda Campbell was magnificent as the irritating voice in our heads" - Stage Whispers
"a tribute to imperfection, nervousness and never having a decent night's sleep" - Weekend Notes
by Joanna Murray-Smith
Six women are about to explode. Dropping bombshells with every turn. Standing right in that moment when you’re not sure if you’ll laugh, cry, scream or tap dance. Join the mother, the dumpee, the drama nerd, the bride, the widow and the diva as they balance gladness, sadness and madness. It’s something we can all relate to.
"Her finest performance goes to the most eye-raising and controversial character in the show" - Milk Bar Mag
"Wit already has a strong fanbase, and deservedly so. It gives audiences a chance to watch talented performances with strong female characters tackling taboos" - Stage Whispers
by Hillary Beaton
Seven women navigate their lives and themselves inside prison, trying to manage how much the outside seeps in. As a new inmate arrives and another prepares to leave, the cracks appear in a dangerously-thin veneer of order.
Beaton created the script out of "...a desire to create roles for women where they are seen as the subject and not the object”.
Playmarket describes it as, "Brutal, funny and at heart, a love story…. an intensely honest portrayal of seven women's lives within the hostile world of prison."
"Belinda Campbell’s Ginny is genuinely scary" -Stage Whispers
"we hit the nitty gritty with Ginny-Princess... Campbell is terrific, menacing" - Stage Noise
A Hero's Guide to Saving the Planet
by Belinda Campbell
An environmental superheroes adventure for anyone who loves to laugh. This funny, silly play reminds us of the important ways we can save the planet, by reducing what we use and recycling everything we can.
As Captain Eco and her sidekick The Green Defender race against time to discover who has been covering the streets of Footscray with litter, super-villain The Waster continues her plot to cover the world with trash.
With the help of the superheroes and their guide book, audiences learn about recycling, reusing, reducing and what happens (or doesn’t happen) to plastic after we’ve finished with it.
"Adults and children alike come away genuinely empowered and motivated to do their bit for the environment" - Olivia Ball, Australian Greens
"fantastic production that is both entertaining and educative" - Audience member
The Tragedy of Macbeth
by William Shakespeare
Ambition, betrayal, love, greed and blood.
A prophecy from a trio of witches foretells Macbeth will one day be Queen. Consumed by ambition and goaded by her husband, Macbeth murders Queen Duncan and takes the throne. The tyrannical reign that follows, filled with guilt and paranoia, results in a bloodbath and civil war, as Macbeth and Lord Macbeth fall deeper into the realms of madness and death.
"Belinda Campbell stars as the warrior turned queen Macbeth... Her fears and desires are chillingly human, visibly unnerved by both the prophecy and its hurdles and downing wine in an attempt to force herself to fulfill it." - Shakespeare Oz
Fairy Tale News
by Belinda Campbell
It's six o'clock and time for tonight's edition of Fairy Tale News. Current affairs and news program: by Fairy Tales, for Fairy Tales (and children). Join Hansel and Gretel, our FTN anchors, and a cast of family favourites including Prime Minister Humpty Dumpty and Pinocchio the weather reporter, as they follow the story of the missing basket and keep you up to date with all the latest magical news.
"high quality kids comedy" - Funny Tonne Reviews
"This kids comedy romp is a little kooky and wacky, offering the kids plenty of silly humour." - Meetoo
28 Nov - 8 Dec 2014
Bluestone Church Arts Space
Produced by West Independent Theatre
Directed by Mark Doggett
Performed by Jennifer Piper, Tammy Weller, David Price, Kate Allnutt, Matthew Dorning, Christopher Farrell, Colin William Morley, Belinda Campbell
by Louis Nowra
It's 1971. Lewis has just graduated from university. As his best friend and girlfriend campaign against the Vietnam War, Lewis battles to stage a play with the patients in a mental hospital. When your government's actions seem insane, is a mental hospital the sanest place to be?
by Belinda Campbell
Meet Paige Turner; a book-obsessed recluse, literally eating her way through literature in order to find her soul mate. But she’s moving dangerously close to the truth and her fantasy land of books is becoming more difficult to hide behind.
Will her soul mate find her buried amongst the novels and notes or will she need to go outside?
"Her character is lovingly realised, and it is clear a great deal of devoted care has gone into the production." - Trick of the Light