The award-winning team that delighted audiences with The Bookbinder and The Road That Wasn’t There return with a darker, more adult tale of the uncanny. The Devil’s Half-Acre is set in the slums of gold rush-era Dunedin, when the powerhouse of New Zealand lay south of the Waitaki River rather than north of the Bombay Hills.

Combining puppetry, live music and a score by acclaimed composer Tane Upjohn-Beatson, it conjures a landscape of brothels, gaming houses and opium dens; a melting pot of immigrants from all over the world — prostitutes, prospectors, beggars and conmen, the newly rich and newly broke, perhaps even the devil himself…

 
 

The Devil's Half-Acre premiered in March 2016 as part of New Zealand Festival.

CAST

 
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Ralph McCubbin Howell

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Tom Clarke

 
 
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Anya Tate-Manning

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Richard Dey

 

CREW

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Director

Hannah Smith

Writer

Ralph McCubbin Howell

Based upon a story idea by Ralph McCubbin Howell and Hannah Smith

Composition & Sound Design

Lighting Design

Marcus McShane

 

Production Design
Meg Rollandi

Set Construction
Nick Zwart

Poster Design
Ed Watson

Puppetry Design
Jon Coddington

Production Manager
David Goldthorpe

 

 

PREVIOUS SEASONS

ARTS FESTIVAL DUNEDIN
1-4 October 2016
Fortune Theatre, Dunedin

NEW ZEALAND FESTIVAL
9-13 March, 2016
Hannah Playhouse, Wellington