Come in from the cold, purchase a mulled wine and take part in The Court Theatre’s annual series of brand new theatrical works. All plays are presented as ‘works-in-progress’. Following each performance we gladly invite your feedback to assist the further development of these new plays.

Trans Tasmin
by Robert Gilbert
4pm, Sunday 7 June 2015

Tasmin Mahika is on a journey as she expresses her identity through art and theatre. She falls in love with university student actor and budding rugby star, Simon Greenwood, but the relationship is fraught with secrets and insecurities.

Trans Tasmin is a play that explores gender roles in contemporary society, and especially attitudes towards transgender women.

Contains Mature Language & Themes

SHOT BRO – Confessions of a Depressed Bullet
by Rob Mokaraka
4pm, Sunday 14 June 2015

Who ever thought looking at depression could be so entertaining and poignant at the same time?

What happens to a person who doesn’t know they have depression and thinks they are nuts?

Shot Bro is a black comedy about how writer and actor Rob explores his depression through multiple comedic and some slightly dark characters to highlight the inner workings of his journey with depression.

… And how he ended up being Shot…Bro.

A show that will make you laugh, question and enlighten you on the covert world of depression.

By arrangement with Playmarket
Contains Mature Language & Themes

Emma Bartleby
by Jon Pheloung
4pm, Sunday 21 June 2015

A fast moving adaptation of Herman Melville’s classic novella, ‘Bartleby The Scrivener’, Emma Bartleby is set in a Christchurch law office. The year is 1891 and the New Zealand Temperance and Suffragette movements are at their height. Thomas McGinty engages the homeless Emma as the country’s first female law clerk, believing the moral presence of a woman will elevate his practice to greater success. His long-serving clerks have ideas of their own about working alongside a woman, particularly when, despite outshining them in all respects, she proves to be the worst law clerk, of any gender, ever employed.