The Seven Funerals of Charlie Morris

6-10 March 2012 at 8pm
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Elephant Nation is proud to present: The Seven Funerals of Charlie Morris. A brandnew play from the people that brought you last year’s critical success: These are the Skeletons of Us. With their previous work being touted as ‘beautifully poignant and refreshing’, this new work is sure to move Auckland audiences.

Charlie is young. Charlie is bored. Charlie is dying.

After discovering that he has had a previously undetected, yet terminal illness, Charlie accepts his fate and decides to plan his own funeral. With the help of his best friend Pete and a girl he met on the bus, Charlie embarks on an exploration of rites and passages from around the world in a attempt to plan a memorable final party.

This is a play about Death. This is a play about Love. This is a play about Denial. It is an original look at mortality through the eyes of a young man forced to deal with it before his time.

Sean Webb and Perlina Lau have collaborated with the Elephant Nation once more to create a dramatic and powerful new score, to be performed live during this honest and poignant new work.

This new play by Chris Neels, has brought together three exciting, young talents of the Auckland theatre and film industry including Ash Jones (The Importance of Being Ernest, Prince Caspian), Esther Stephens (She Stoops To Conquer, Threepenny Opera, Go Girls) and Chris Neels (Skin Tight, The Sex Show).

‘These are (if I may be so bold) some of the best young actors working in Auckland’ – James Wenley Theatrescenes

‘This hardworking truly vibrant company of excellent young theatre professionals has here presented a fully formed, incredibly well realized work and one of the funniest shows I have seen on stage this year’ - Step