21-24 June | 7:30pm
A comedy about love, death and preserves
Rip the lid off a jar of utterly delicious theatre, bursting with wit, wonder and the faint whiff of death.
Sasha, the blind receptionist of the crumbling Empire Hotel, knows she is cursed – everything she loves dies. But when true love finds her, she can’t help falling. One night, Death checks into the hotel.
Belly laughs combine with throat-catching pathos to create a sophisticated modern fable that is “an intelligent and hilarious celebration of human resilience” – The Scotsman
The Pickle King is Indian Ink’s most awarded play; winning an Edinburgh Fringe First, a record seven nominations at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards and the supreme accolade – Production of the Year.
For our twentieth anniversary we’ve made a significant change in this vintage Indian Ink script to centre the love story around a same sex couple. Whilst this contemporary update would have been a real statement 15 years ago – today it just reflects the diverse culture of New Zealand.
All wrapped up “in a package of good plain laughs, luminous performances and brilliant staging” (Dominion Post) this timeless tale highlights the injustices of immigration and globalisation, and having the courage to love, no matter your gender.
The Pickle King will be performing in at the Fortune Theatre, 21 – 24 June!
The extraordinary partnership of Justin Lewis and Jacob Rajan has become one of New Zealand’s most enduring and successful touring theatre companies. Our productions such as Krishnan’s Dairy, Guru of Chai and Kiss the Fish sell out regularly throughout NZ and around the world.
We make theatre that is beautiful, funny, sad and true. We want to leave an indelible imprint on your heart – that’s why we’re called Indian Ink!