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23 - 27 July

When We Were Us


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23 Jul 6.30 PM   14 left
24 Jul 6.30 PM
25 Jul 6.30 PM
26 Jul 6.30 PM
27 Jul 6.30 PM

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Extra Aroha Ticket

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90 mins

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When We Were Us

Written by Catherine Zulver, Presented by Red Scare Theatre Company

Many years ago, Claire and Dylan were young and in love, travelling the world together. It's been over a decade since they last spoke when Dylan calls Claire from a hospital room in New York, where he has collapsed with an unknown illness. Not really knowing why, Claire rushes to his side.

Now the two of them must work out what they are to each other, and what they want to be.

Catherine Zulver’s new musical, When We Were Us, produced by Red Scare Theatre Company, directed by Helen Mackenzie Hughes (Melancholy Play) and starring Julia McDonald (The Sandwich Artist, Hausdown) and Kevin Orlando (Wicked, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812) is the latest work by the playwright and composer who brought you the smash hit In It Together at BATS Theatre in 2018.

If you’re a fan of musicals — like Once, The Last Five Years, Tick, Tick Boom or films like (500) Days of SummerWhen We Were Us perfectly captures the magic, melancholy and heartbreak of young love when the whole world is in front of you and you don’t yet know who you are.

Written by Catherine Zulver Music in collaboration with Marley Richards, 2023-4 Isaac Thomas, 2018

Why did you come?” “Why did you ask?"
Dylan & Claire, When We Were Us
Creative team

Red Scare Theatre Company

Helen Mackenzie Hughes - Director

Catherine Zulver - Playwright & Composer, Costume Designer

Kevin Orlando - Dylan

Julia McDonald - Claire

Millie Fuller - Claire Understudy

Tadhg Mackay - Dylan Understudy

Phoebe Caldeiro - Music Director

Marley Richards - Assistant MD, Assistant Composition & Instrumentalist

Cassandra Tse - Producer, Sound Designer

James Cain - Publicist

Scott Maxim - Set Designer

Riley Gibson - Lighting Designer

Ace Dalziel - Stage Manager

Tom Whaley - Guitarist

Sophie Badrick - Operator