The Basement Tapes (New Zealand)
1 Jan 2019 - 24 Jun 2025
Fringe First, Week One (Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018)
Outstanding Performance - Stella Reid (NZ Fringe Festival 2017)
Melbourne Fringe Tour Ready Award (NZ Fringe Festival 2017)
Best Director (Wellington Theatre Awards, 2017)
Following her grandmother’s death, a girl faces the overwhelming task of clearing out the basement. She discovers a series of mysterious tape recordings made by her grandmother. As she hears these tapes for the first time, things start to unravel...
Twin Peaks meets Serial in this award-winning New Zealand mystery, which combines the immediacy of physical performance with the imaginative capabilities of audio recording. Squeezed close together among the detritus of a cluttered basement, audience and performer face the waves of secrets and memories that emerge.