“A joyride of non-stop, tragicomic thrills”

— NZ Herald 

Mr Red Light is a man who attracts bad luck. So naturally, when he tries to rob a bank he fails miserably and ends up in a pie shop dealing with three very uncooperative hostages and the world’s worst police negotiator.

As time ticks by, Mr Red Light and his captives play a game of getting to know you. And mysteriously, Mr Red Light seems to know more about his hostages’ lives than is possible.

Created by the award-winning Nightsong team (Te Pō, 360) who “make the impossible work” (Stuff). Joyfully inventive, absurdly funny and full of surprises, Mr Red Light could be a fool or a prophet. Either way, he will remind you how wonderful life can be.

Written by
Carl Bland

Directed by
Ben Crowder and Carl Bland

Performed by
Simon Ferry, Jennifer Ludlam, Trygve Wakenshaw, Richard Te Are, Jess Sayer

Commissioned by New Zealand Festival of the Arts and developed with the support of Auckland Live.

There is a free post-show talk with Mark Amery for this event on Thursday 5 March at Circa Theatre.

Download the event programme here.

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Wednesday 4  –  Sunday 8 March

Wednesday 4 March Selling Fast 7pm
Thursday 5 March Selling Fast 7pm
Friday 6 March Selling Fast 7pm
Saturday 7 March Selling Fast 1pm
Saturday 7 March Selling Fast 7pm
Sunday 8 March Selling Fast 2pm


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