All Your Wants and Needs Fulfilled Forever by The PlayGround Collective
Super Mario Bros, a philosophizing Gorilla, and a murderous Kiwi icon collide in this hilariously absurd 8-Bit action adventure.
Simon studies video game design, looks after his pet rats, and keeps himself glued to whatever screen is nearest - all to avoid thinking about the recent death of his father. But Simon’s world is turned upside down when a mysterious box is delivered to him that might just contain the secret to the Universe...
Is he playing the game – or is the game playing him? Simon scrolls his way through the often tragic randomness of life as a higher intelligence tries to guide his story to a satisfying conclusion.
From the award winning Theatre Company behind The Intricate Art of Actually Caring and Like There’s No Tomorrow. Director Robin Kerr and Bruce Mason and Arts Foundation New Generation Award winning playwright Eli Kent take you on meta-theatrical ride featuring action packed mime; original songs, and a pulsing electronic score all performed live.
“Compelling, engaging and entertaining”
“A highly original, carefully-wrought production deserving of high praise.”
“Bursting with ideas, the work provokes a myriad of responses from its audience; most seem divided between reaching for the tissues and laughing hysterically.”
- The Lumiere Reader
“The unpredictable theatricality of The Playground Collective wins the day”
- The Dominion Post
Starring: Victoria Abbott, Simon Leary, Joel Baxendale with music by Gareth Hobbs, performance design by Sam Trubridge and lighting design by Marcus McShane.