Archived: Silo Theatre 2018 Season

1 December, 2017

Silo Theatre's 2018 programme examines the ways in which the personal is political: stories populated by characters striving to create a new world order.

These range from a fearless new gaze on contemporary romance to an unsettling look at one of Aotearoa’s greatest defence lawyers, to a post-apocalyptic world where The Simpsons forms our contemporary mythology. 

Body Double
20 - 28 March 2018, Q Theatre

Body Double blends memoir, erotic fiction, scientific research and the language of Hollywood to expose the invisible rules that shape our relationships. Through nine electric vignettes, dating and dancing and orgasms and desire are exploded and re-examined with playful precision.

The Defendant
14 June - 7 July 2018, Q Theatre

The Defendant by Dan Musgrove is a thoughtful and complex imagining of the last days of star lawyer Greg King. It’s 2012, the aftermath of Ewen MacDonald’s acquittal and in a motel room in Rotorua his defense lawyer Greg King is preparing for his next case when he receives a visit from a young motel worker.

2 - 25 August 2018, Herald Theatre

Deliciously sly and exquisitely intelligent, Taylor Mac’s subversive comedy is an examination of private power and the messy implications of change.​ Isaac returns home from a three-year stint in Afghanistan to discover his suburban family engaged in a war of their own. ​

Mr Burns
13 - 29 September 2018, Q Theatre

In the aftermath of an untold apocalyptic event, a group of young strangers huddle around a makeshift campfire, attempting to take their minds off this new unthinkable reality by piecing together an episode of The Simpsons, one of the only memories they share.​

The Milford Asset Management Season of Here Lies Love
22 November - 8 December 2018, Q Theatre

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s Here Lies Love is an unlikely concept album: a gritty political history told through dazzling disco-pop, charting the meteoric rise and fall of Imelda Marcos — the glamorous First Lady of the Philippines who reigned in style against the backdrop of her husband’s ruthless totalitarian regime.