Wonderful by Dean Parker (New Zealand)
1 Feb 2019 - 29 Feb 2020
Armstrong Creative presents Wonderful by Dean Parker and directed by Conrad Newport, which had its premiere season at BATS Theatre in Wellington in September 2018.Wonderful focuses on a teacher who inspired his pupils to become creative individuals. The one-man show is performed by Andrew Laing, who plays larger-than-life presence, Brother Vianney, a Marist brother and teacher. Set in Napier, New Zealand, 1959, Brother Vianney calls upon his show business background and treats his class to the quirky insights and life lessons that he has discovered from watching the popular films and romantic musicals of the 1950s. There’s laughs, tears and show tunes! Join Brother Vianney for Wonderful – he’s the teacher you all wished you had.
"As written by Dean Parker, directed by Conrad Newport and superbly performed by Andrew Laing, Wonderful is a multi-layered and extremely absorbing ‘dance' that needs to be experienced. You won't regret it. " Theatreview, September 2018