Project 31 - Orpheus


Present by A Mulled Whine Productions, Grainger Collective and Gobbedigook Theatre
March 2019 - Dunedin Fringe Festival
23 Princes St
Property Partner: Harada Investments

ORPHEUS; an internationally award-winning show wound together from hair-raising spoken word and soaring soul music.

It’s a modern retelling of the ancient myth, transporting us through dive bars, back streets and late night karaoke. It’s a show about falling in love, about seismic shifts in your everyday life, and about how far we’d want to go to save those we hold so near and dear. It’s a 5,000 year old story, but told for us, here, now. Performed by a storyteller and a musician, the tale is woven together from a guitar, a book, and the audience.

NZ production powerhouse A Mulled Whine brought two of the UK's most innovative theatremakers to NZ on a nationwide tour. Alexander Wright is the Director/Creator of London's longest-running immersive theatre experience (The Great Gatsby) and Phil Grainger is a talented musician who also creates large scale outdoor theatrical adventures for young audiences and their families. These amazing three creative minds also hosted open workshops over the weekend to share their mahi and practises with Ōtepoti creatives.

was awarded the City of Literature and Best in Fringe awards at the Dunedin Fringe Festival 2019.

Orpheus feels very lived in, in the best possible way. The words, the music, the complementary rhythms of Wright and Grainger are all in perfectly imperfect sync. “ Theatreview 2019

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