An all-women powerhouse cast and crew come together from across Aotearoa for the NZ premiere of a West End smash-hit Di and Viv and Rose - a celebration of female friendship across four decades. This sharp, relatable story is centered around three diverse and loveable women, following them as they grow together and drift apart through big events and little moments in life. Intelligently written, the play envelops the viewer with political retrospect, emotional dramatic shifts, and plenty of antics, set to an iconic 80’s soundtrack.
A gorgeous and affecting mix of nostalgia with gut-punching honesty.
“Crackling with wisdom and wit, Di and Viv and Rose is a humourous and thoughtful exploratin of friendship’s impact on life and life’s impact on friendship” – London Theatre 1
This NZ production stars real-life friends and tenacious theatre-makers Jodie Dorday (Auckland Theatre Company’s Billy Elliot The Musical, Filthy Business), Lara Macgregor (Circa Theatre’s Burn Her, feature film This Town, Artistic Director of The Fortune Theatre ), and Julie Edwards (Aunty in The Court Theatre’s Lysanders Aunty), 50+ Fortune Theatre productions).
With its impressive cast, this witty touching play about enduring female friendships ensures an uplifting night out at the theatre.
They are women. Hear them roar!” – Ginette McDonald ONZM
It is pertinent that this triumvirate of friends who have supported one another’s lives and careers for many years, now join strengths to work on Di and Viv and Rose – an acclaimed script about the importance of life-long friends, women supporting women and sharing in one another’s successes.
“This is a powerhouse cast. As a trio they will be incandescent.” – Sir Roger Hall CNZM, QSO
“Impossible not to like.” – The Guardian (UK)
Fusion Productions' Jodie Dorday says “Myself, Lara and Julie, as the creators of this piece, believe that theatre in our community is more important than ever in the current circumstances - we want to unite people with a unique and high calibre experience. We want to be part of a global shift to have women represented 50/50 in all theatre positions by 2021. To be able to provide professional opportunities for artists, creatives and technicians during this tumultuous time is heart lifting."
Di and Viv and Rose performs in both Wellington and Dunedin this year, Auckland in 2021 and is proud to be a part of Aotearoa’s resilient and headstrong performing arts community that continues despite so many odds.
Suitable for ages 16+