Pardon Me Alan Turing - Auckland
Wed 14 Feb 2018, 07:00 pm
Wed 14 Feb 2018, 08:20 pm
TAP Studio, Samoa House
283 Karangahape Road
Political, Arts Culture, Theatre, Comedy
Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Mobility parking
$22 Adult, $15 Concessions
Can the slate ever be truly wiped clean?
Dare You Theatre with Wellington and Auckland Pride and New Zealand Fringe Festivals present, a theatre event around a powerful piece of world history in the making. Are the historical pardons given to gay and bi-sexual men all they seem or deserve?
Written by Stephen Lunt, Directed by Patrick Graham.
On the 6th July in New Zealand and 31st January 2017 in the UK, gay men were posthumously pardoned under a new law, but is it that easy? Is this what these men deserve? An eccentric Alan Turing, flamboyant Oscar Wilde and their modern day prince, meet across the centuries to ask those very questions.
They are joined by a host of other colourful characters in this roller-coaster political comedy with bite. The real question to be asked though, can the slate ever be truly wiped clean?
"If you want hard-hitting drama and to get into a serious discussion about LGBTI rights in both the past and present, watch Pardon me Alan Turing." "The play is a must-see." - GayNZ.com