• The Mystery of Irma Vep… Late Night Show! Monday November 21st

    Join us on November 25th for a special late night performance of The Mystery of Irma Vep! The butler will greet you at the door with complimentary bubbles on arrival, plus there will be special prizes on the night for best dressed lad and lady (and maybe one for the best werewolf too). Gather up […]

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  • Dramaturg’s Note – Krapp’s Last Tape Friday September 30th

      ABOUT THE AUTHOR – SAMUEL BECKETT   Samuel Beckett was born in 1906 in Dublin to an upper-middle class, Protestant family.  He attended the same boarding school as Oscar Wilde had.  There, like many other leading English dramatists, he became fascinated with cricket (and, in Beckett’s case, rugby union and boxing).  He graduated in […]

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  • Krapp’s Last Tape Special Events Wednesday September 7th

    Backstage at the Library 22nd September In association with the Dunedin Public Library we are hosting a special evening all about the secret, backstage life of Krapp’s Last Tape. Come along for drinks and nibbles at 5:30, followed at 6pm by an insider’s look at the technical side of Krapp’s from the creatives who have […]

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  • 2016 Studio 4×4 Emerging Playwrights Initiative Thursday September 1st

    Four emerging playwrights have been developing four one act plays during a ten week workshop with award winning playwright, Victor Rodger. Come and see a staged reading of their works on 20-21 September at 7.30pm, with local professional actors and up-and-coming directors, Jordan Dickson and Regan Crummer. The Green By Emer Lyons Nobody will come between […]

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  • Christmas show announced! Wednesday August 31st

    We are delighted to announce that our end-of-year show is: The Mystery of Irma Vep By Charles Ludlam 12 November – 10 December Welcome to Fortune ‘Manor’, a grand 19th Century experience in the heart of Dunedin city. The butler will welcome you at the entrance and you will be transported back in time in […]

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  • Theatresports Finale Wednesday August 24th

    Fortune Theatre and Improsaurus present: The 2016 Fortune Theatresports Finale Thanks to everyone who supported the Theatresports teams as they battled for victory and the chance to represent Otago at the South Island finals in Christchurch. Teams from eight Dunedin and Otago high schools took part on Fortune’s mainstage on 4-5 September. The event was judged and MC’d […]

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  • 2016 Arts Festival Dunedin Friday August 5th

    Fortune is proud to be part of 2016 Arts Festival Dunedin We are once again thrilled to be hosting Arts Festival Dunedin 2016 events. View the full Arts Festival Programme. Events at Fortune Theatre: THE DEVIL’S ACRE 1-4 October | 8pm The Devil’s Half-Acre is set in the slums of gold rush era Dunedin, when […]

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  • Exclusive “meet the actor” event Thursday July 21st

    Friday, 26th August, 7.30pm $45 a ticket. Includes a free glass of pre-show bubbles or orange juice, a ticket to see Grounded and a chance to meet actor Claire Chitham. After the show, there will be an opportunity to ask Claire about her role in the play, her life and career as an actor and […]

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  • REVIEW of The Emperor’s New Clothes for The Star Wednesday July 20th

    By Brenda Harwood A packed house of children and parents escaped a miserable winter afternoon into a colourful world of high fashion, high-jinks and terrible underwear in the Fortune Theatre’s production of The Emperor’s New Clothes. Adapted from Hans Christian Andersen’s original children’s story by New Zealand playwright Gregory Cooper, the show is a collaboration […]

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  • High School Ambassadors Over the River feedback Monday June 20th

    Fortune School Ambassadors are selected each year from local high schools to come to the theatre to meet and observe theatre professionals at work. They have the opportunity to get inside the rehearsal room to see the rehearsal process in action and talk with the actors, directors and stage managers, and the costume, set, sound […]

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  • Artistic director visits schools for workshops Monday May 23rd

    Last week, our Artistic Director Jonathon Hendry was able to sneak in some time to visit Taieri College for an extension workshop with a large group of students who had been to see Niu Sila. He is still talking about what a fun morning he had with this enthusiastic group of students, who were ready to […]

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  • Studio 4×4 2016 Friday May 13th

    Four new playwrights, four new plays at Fortune Theatre  CALL FOR PLAYWRIGHTS Fortune Theatre’s Studio 4 x 4 Young Playwrights Initiative is looking for local passionate young 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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  • Announcing the cast of Over the River and Through The Woods Friday May 13th

    We are delighted to announce the following cast members for our upcoming show, Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe DiPietro. The show will be on our mainstage from 11 June – 9 July. Byron Coll will play Nick. Byron was recently the over-enthusiastic All Black fan “Tim” in the MasterCard adverts. He […]

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  • Niu Sila on tour around Otago and Southland Friday April 22nd

    After the season on Fortune’s mainstage in Dunedin, Niu Sila will be touring around towns in Otago and Southland as follows:   24 May: Oamaru Opera House. Book at the Opera House or here 26 May: Ranfurly Town Hall. Tickets from Ranfurly i-Site – call 03 262 7999 27 May: Alexandra Memorial Hall. Tickets from Alexandra […]

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  • High School Theatresports Programme Wednesday April 13th

    Fortune has launched a new Theatresports programme in collaboration with Improsaurus. On Sunday, 10 April, 60 students from eight participating high schools came to Fortune Theatre for The Big Improv Day Out, an intensive 4-hour workshop looking at many elements of Improvisation. The workshop was expertly run by six members of Improsaurus, Dunedin’s own critically acclaimed Improv Troup. […]

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