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22 November - 3 December

Homemade Takeaways


Event duration icon Duration

135 mins

Homemade Takeaways

Presented by Red Scare Theatre Company

Written by Ben Wilson

A Dunedin-based drummer suddenly uproots his job and city; a recently dumped self-help expert is self-destructing; a primary school teacher wants to write violent children’s fiction; and a thirty-one year old, skateboarding, Emma Thompson-obsessed man-child is sleeping on the couch. A comedy-drama set in small-town New Zealand.

Content warning: Discussion of suicide, mental illness, sexual assault and sexual references. Depictions of choking, smoking, swearing and fake blood. Recommended for ages 15+

I wrote Homemade Takeaways because I wanted to create a work that made people feel less alone – a work about family and home (well-trodden ground) but where empathy is at the forefront of the storytelling.
Ben Wilson
  • Shortlisted for the 2021 Adam NZ Playwriting Award
  • Winner – Best New Play at Playmarket’s Playwrights B4 25 2020
Production Credits

Written by Ben Wilson

Directed by Cassandra Tse

Carol, played by Tabatha Pini-Hall

Paul, played by James Cain

Annie, played by Kate Johnstone

Will, played by Dryw McArthur

Turtle and Understudy by Mia Oudes

Turtle and Understudy by Ren Mahuika

Set Design by Rosie Gilmore

Lighting Design by Bekky Boyce

Costume Design by Victoria Gridley

Sound Design by Maxwell Apse

Stage Management by Anna Barker

Production Management by Patrick Barnes

Publicity by Tyler Clarke

Produced by Red Scare Theatre Company

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