• Twelfth Night Short Video Tuesday July 18th

    Shakespeare has moved back into the Fortune with this perennially rich, bold and classic comedy. Even after 400 odd years this tale with shipwrecks, gender bending disguises, traps and some terrific party songs hasn’t lost any of its entertainment value. Watch our short clip from opening night. Season ends 22 July. “Benjamin Henson, with his […]

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  • Fostering New Theatrical Talent at the Fortune Thursday July 6th

    The creative team involved in Fortune Theatre’s upcoming kids’ show What You Will exemplify the theatre’s commitment to fostering new theatrical talent. The writer, actors, director and operator have all attended the University of Otago and the show itself is based on characters from the Shakespeare classic Twelfth Night, which will run at the same […]

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  • Fortune Theatre’s Backstage Pass on TV One News Wednesday July 5th

    Fortune Theatre’s ‘Backstage Pass’ uses video conferencing technology to allow high school drama students observe and interact with the production process of a show – watching a rehearsal and time for questions with the Director or Actors. Funding thanks to Community Fund from Chorus and GigCity Dunedin. Watch the TV One News clip on how […]

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  • Successful Collaboration Between The Fortune and University of Otago Monday July 3rd

    The Fortune Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night has been able to come to fruition thanks to the exciting collaboration with the University of Otago and the Fortune. This sees eleven Theatre Studies students taking on a number of intern roles within the production: assistant director, stage manager, 2 set designers, 3 actors, theatre management, wardrobe, […]

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  • ‘Backstage Pass’ Bringing Theatre to the Classroom Wednesday June 21st

    Drama students can now enjoy a ‘digital look’ behind the scenes at Fortune Theatre productions thanks to a new initiative backed by a GigCity grant with thanks to Chorus. Fortune Theatre’s ‘Backstage Pass’ uses video conferencing to let students observe and interact with the production process. It ran successfully for the first time last year […]

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  • Inspiring Director for Twelfth Night Wednesday June 21st

    Benjamin Henson originally hails from Leicester, England and trained in Theatre Direction at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London, while directing productions for the London Fringe and cabaret circuit. Having directed in Germany and France, as well as nine consecutive years at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Ben decided a move to New Zealand was […]

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  • Masking Workshop with Indian Ink Wednesday June 14th

    FREE MASK WORKSHOP WITH JACOB RAJAN (MNZM) As part of the national tour of award-winning play, The Pickle King, Indian Ink Theatre Company is offering a free mask workshop with their own writer and performer, Jacob Rajan! Indian Ink was founded on a passion for mask performance. Catering for different age groups, ranging from intermediate […]

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  • Playwriting Bootcamp with Roger Hall Monday April 24th

    This is (almost) everything you want to know about playwriting in two hours. Roger Hall, New Zealand’s most experienced playwright, will pass on techniques of stagecraft that have helped him write more than forty stage productions. Sure to be of benefit to all writers, not just playwrights. Where: Kingsgate Hotel When: April 29, 11am – […]

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  • Roger Hall Playreading Series Monday April 24th

    To celebrate 40 years since Roger Hall’s first production at Fortune (Glide Time, 1977) we’re going to be revisiting some of Roger’s most beloved plays from the past. The line-up includes: 30 April: Glide Time (featuring original cast members Ray Henwood and Ross Jolly and Roger Hall himself reading ‘the Boss’) 7 May: Middle Age […]

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  • Little Red Riding Hood – Relaxed Performance Monday April 17th

    Fortune is proud to be host its very first relaxed performance these school holidays. A Relaxed Performance is a special performance of a show designed to welcome those who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including people with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders or a learning difficulty. This means that there will […]

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  • My Dad’s Boy – on tour! Monday February 20th

    My Dad’s Boy is hitting the road this March! With seven stops across Otago and Southland we’re sure to be in a town near you. 7 March – Tapanui – West Otago Community Centre – Bookings: http://bit.ly/2kOKjtL 8-9 March – Invercargill – Invercargill Repertory Theatre – Bookings: http://bit.ly/2kXNgcu 10 March – Arrowtown – Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall – […]

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  • 4X4 Emerging Playwrights 2017 Thursday December 22nd

    Four new playwrights, four new plays, Fortune Theatre Studio   CALL FOR PLAYWRIGHTS Fortune Theatre’s Studio 4 x 4 Emerging Playwrights Initiative is looking for passionate, local writers with a long-term interest in writing for live theatre. There are four places for young or emerging writers, to join this project for ten weeks of development […]

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  • Theatre for Life, Life for Theatre – Fortune Theatre Summer School Monday December 19th

    Fortune Theatre, with generous support from the Dunedin Fringe and Dunedin City Council, is thrilled to present a three week summer intensive with John Bolton as part of Otago’s stunning summer offerings. The course will inspire participants to use their own stories to make theatre and use theatre to illuminate their lives. Students will explore […]

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  • 2017 Season Tickets Tuesday November 29th

    If you’re planning on coming to four or more Fortune shows in 2017, then get your hands on a season ticket! We absolutely love our season subscribers, they’re the lifeblood of the theatre, so it’s a great way to support us here at Fortune. As a subscriber you get five key benefits: Discounted tickets – […]

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