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Running Time: 50 minutes

Venue Location

Lower Greys Avenue, Auckland City


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Love. Bloodlines.  The Highland Clearances.

VIOLENT BLOOM is a solo play and song cycle that thrashes between the intensely personal and the cosmic in a genealogical freefall.  

Andrew begins a scramble through ancient Scotland, Western Australia and Grey Lynn as he attempts to escape uneasy truths about himself.

Driven through a series of original songs, VIOLENT BLOOM is a meditation on love and our relationship to our ancestry, performed in English and Scots Gaelic.

Presented by Pressure Point, the makers of GOD-BELLY and POTATO STAMP (Excellence Award for Overall Production, Auckland Theatre Awards 2016.)

Responses to previous work:

“It’s smart, funny and delightfully inventive, and best of all it ends on a note of such unexpected, preposterous and yet soul-stirring grace, you’ll walk away feeling enlarged, grateful. Rewarded.” 
– Simon Wilson, Metro on POTATO STAMP

“There is a depth of intelligence and insight into human behaviour that belies the youth of its creators” – John Smythe, Theatreview on GOD-BELLY

Script/performance: Andrew Gunn.
Direction: Tawanda Manyimo.

Live sound: Tom Dennison, Laszlo Reynolds & Leith Towers.
Performance design by Christine Urquhart.
Production: Lance Loughlin
Production & stage management: Nariman Taghipouran
Photo credit: Pete Gedye

Please arrive 15 minutes before show start time. Latecomers admitted into the theatre at Basement's discretion – no refunds will be given.



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