EVERYTHING SHE EVER SAID TO ME
Written by Keziah Warner
Directed by Benjamin Henson
presented by SCRATCH New Writing
at The Basement Studio, Lower Greys Ave, Auckland
From 17 Apr 2012 to 21 Apr 2012
Reviewed by: Nik Smythe; James Wenley (Theatre Scenes - Auckland Theatre Blog);
Emerging theatre company SCRATCH New Writing present this rich, funny and darkly beautiful play about the truths we keep and the lies we tell.
Premiering at The Basement Studio in April, Everything She Ever Said To Me is an exciting new work by British theatre makers Keziah Warner and Benjamin Henson.
Jo is a troubled twenty something struggling to cope. Her mum calls a lot, her colleagues tread round her on eggshells and everyone thinks they know what's best. All they want is for her to be ok - so how can she admit that she's not?
With everyone's true emotions bubbling just under the surface, it's only a matter of time before the truth comes out.
Playwright Keziah Warner has had works produced at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as well as various venues in Londonincluding Southwark Playhouse and The Rose Theatre. Last year her play Silk performed at The Basement as part of the Auckland Fringe Festival. She has also written for the Short + Sweet Festival and Thomas Sainsbury's monologues.
Director Benjamin Henson presented shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for 9 years before relocating to Aucklandlast year. Henson's adaptation of classic ghost story The Turn of the Screw at the Auckland Fringe last March received sell-out audiences and rave reviews. He has also assisted for Auckland Theatre Company and is currently directing Punk Rock for The Outfit Theatre Company.
Everything She Ever Said To Me stars Kayleigh Haworth who was picked as “one to watch” by Janet McAllister in the New Zealand Herald for her performance in Tigerplay, Young & Hungry 2011.
Other cast members include Jordan Blaikie (Young and Hungry 2011, Leopard); Kerr Inkson (Auckland Theatre Company's The Wasteland); Georgina Monro (Social Climbers, The Maids) and Lisa Sorensen (Short + Sweet 2011, Young & Hungry 2010).
SCRATCH New Writing is a new writing initiative that has previously presented nights of short plays inAucklandwith the purpose of developing emergingNew Zealandplaywrights and getting unperformed works on to the stage. This will be SCRATCH's first full-length production.
“the storytelling is breathtakingly lyrical with sparkling descriptions […] richly poetic writing” – NZ Herald on Keziah Warner's Silk, Auckland Fringe 2011
Dates: 17 – 21 April
Venue: Basement Studio