Taking a road trip
What happens when film, theatre and a healthy dose of kiwiana combine?
The West Otago Community Theatre will use all three in its summer show It's A Roadie.
Director Jan Roberston said they had aimed to use film in their show to create a different experience.
It's a Roadie follows the story of two Kiwi blokes travelling from Cambridge to Tuatapere, to meet a lady one of them has met online.
To recreate that sense of travelling on stage, organisers had collected footage from their own recent travels to project on to the stage during the production, Roberston said.
''I went to Wellington for a weekend and we got a lot of footage on the ferry so we could use it for our own ferry crossing scene,'' she said.
''The places we aren't able to film ourselves we can recreate through photos and things. The internet is a great thing.''
The idea was mainly the brainchild of producer Marty Grounds, who co-wrote the show, she said.
''We both like to do things a little bit different,'' she said.
Planning for the show began at the beginning of the year and everything from the script to the set and the stage were created by the production team.
For Robertson, normally a performer, seeing it all come together on opening night will be exciting.
''It's different being on this side. I'm learning a lot. It's like seeing something you've created come to life.''
Previously she had worked with Grounds on a couple of school shows, she said.
Tickets for the show which will be on November 14 to 16 are nearly sold out.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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