Presented by Keane As
“LIMBO” IS UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF SIX DEGREES FESTIVAL, 2024. THE SIX DEGREES FESTIVAL IS SUPPORTED BY TE HERENGA WAKA—VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON. IT PROVIDES PATHWAYS FOR STUDENTS FROM THE MASTER OF FINE ARTS (CREATIVE PRACTICE) IN THEATRE TO BECOME PROFESSIONAL THEATRE MAKERS.
Limbo is an original, modern Kiwi adaptation of 1300s epic poem, Dante's Inferno. David Noble is a washed-up comedian riding on the coattails of fame from years past. Against his best wishes, he is plucked from his debauchery by the benevolent spirit, Virgil. Career, legacy, family - everything is on the line.
As they peel back the layers of wrongs never righted, David is forced to confront the sins of his past to better his future. Limbo explores Dante’s original themes of morality, ethics, and loyalty, through a modernised lens.
Limbo is the 60 minute, comedy-drama debut by director, Kathy Keane. Co-written by herself, Tom Smith, and Jimmy Williamson. Presented by Keane As, in association with Believable Arts Management.
“Sharp, funny, and cool”
Flashing lights, coarse language.
Co-Writer/Director: Kathy Keane
Co-Writer/Co-Production Manager: Tom Smith
Co-Writer/Co-Production Manager: Jimmy Williamson
Stage Manager: Phoebe Robertson
Set Designer: Nathan Arnott
Set Builder: Lachlan Oosterman
Co-Lighting Designer: Josiah Matagi
Co-Lighting Designer/Operator: Ethan Cranefield
Sound Designer/Operator: Roco Moroi Thorn
Costumier: Hellena Faasili
Graphic Designer/Publicist: Cate Sharma
David: Ben Lamb
Virgil: Ava O’Brien
Male Twin: Blake Boston
Female Twin: Sophie Helm