• 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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