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Mr. Marmalade

Presented by the Silo Theatre, 8 March-15 April 2006
Auckland, New Zealand
written by Noah Haidle; directed by Michael Hurst

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YEAR-END KUDOS:  Listener magazine (December 30-January 5, 2007) has described Mr. Marmalade
as "a creepy, macabre but perfectly formed gem (adroitly directed by the ubiquitous Hurst)."



 



 




Lucy
Mr. Marmalade
Sookie
Emily
Bradley
George
Larry
cactus
sunflower
man

 


Hannah Tolich
Andrew Laing
Lauren Jackson
Lauren Jackson
Paul Barrett
Charlie McDermott
Paulo Rotondo
Charlie McDermott
Lauren Jackson
Charlie McDermott


direction
design

costume design
lighting design
sound design  
 
Michael Hurst

Michael Hurst
Victoria Ingram
Andrew Malmo
Jason Smith

Lucy (Hannah Tolich), Mr. Marmalade (Andrew Laing), Emily (Lauren Jackson),
Bradley (Paul Barrett), Larry (Paolo Rotondo), Mr. Marmalade (Andrew Laing), man (Charlie McDermott)

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(With thanks to Andrew Malmo for the great pics!)




Reviews and Articles on Mr. Marmalade

Listener:  " . . . Mr Marmalade . . . is given a startlingly good production at Auckland’s Silo. . . . incredibly funny, thanks to Michael Hurst’s spirited direction. He highlights the farcical nature and plot excesses by having the actors generate tremendous energy and paciness with appropriately cartoonish performances."

New Zealand Herald "Directed by Michael Hurst, the Silo production is as energetic and physical as one of his own performances.  He ensures his actors use their bodies as powerfully as their voices to deliver the dark emotions that lie underneath the cynical comedy".

National Business Review:  "Director Michael Hurst has put together a classy production that races along, veering between comedy, heartbreak and philosophy."

Sunday Star-Times"The cast is great. . . . This is a busy, action-packed play . . .  An uncertain tone could have seen the production fall flat.  It doesn't . . . The result is engaging and discomforting." 

New Zealand Herald (preview):  "'Everything is given extra poignancy and humour because the kids can see and say things adults can't.  At the end of the day, I think it's a play about the human spirit - about how resilient it is and how we do actually need each other.'" 


 
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