Revenge is a dish best served cold. Alexandre Dumas’ classic tale of revenge, set in post-Napoleonic France, is reworked as a powerful and dynamic rock opera. We begin amidst Edmond’s imprisonment and follow his escape and transformation into the Count of Monte Cristo. He plots and studies his enemies, those responsible for his false arrest and 14 years in jail. Will vengeance destroy his soul, or will he be able to escape his own terrible thirst for revenge?
SHOW DETAILS: VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Alba Theatre, top floor DATES: 4th to 27th August TIME: 18.45 SHOW DURATION: 55 mins
1888: a string of brutal murders terrorises the residents of Whitechapel in London. The detective in charge begins to suspect someone close, but who? He is ignored by his peers, he is determined to bring the Ripper to justice. As the body count rises, he begins to question his own sanity as he spirals deeper and deeper into the mind of the world’s most notorious killer. The blood is on whose hands? Step behind the knife and find out from the Ripper!
VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Dunedin Stage DATES: 5th to 27th August TIME: 19.10
William Wallace is in a London dungeon awaiting his fate. He knows what’s in store for him yet he faces up to his demise with bravery and determination, this is a stirring tale as we see his story end. He looks back at his life with all its glories and failures and we see get a glimpse of the man behind the myth. This is storytelling at its best as we discover his feelings and his decisions through part of Scotland’s bloodiest yet historic past. From Loudoun Hill to Falkirk, hero to betrayed, a stirring story told.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Dunedin Theatre, first floor DATES: 21st to 27th August TIME: 15.45 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour
Alfie and George are two well-loved but aging panto stars, but will this duo last as we reveal the tension between the pair – what will become of them? And will their friendship survive? Set in their dressing room, we see the real drama that is going on between the pair and their fractured relationship. Hatred and vengeance may be portrayed and pursued as we get a glimpse of the emotions behind the grease paint. A fast-moving and emotional rollercoaster of a play that belts along to its shocking revelation.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Dunedin Theatre, first floor DATES: 4th to 11th August TIME: 15.45 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour