18 November – 16 December
Move over My Kitchen Rules, this is New Zealand’s original kitchen reality drama!
The oven’s caught fire, David is drinking and Peter has bad news. In this immersive work co-created by theatrical daredevil Kip Chapman, we meet two of New Zealand’s trailblazing TV personalities at a pivotal point in their relationship. Wowing audiences in Auckland in 2015 and Wellington 2016 it’s now Dunedin’s turn to experience Hudson and Halls’ Christmas Special. Prepare to be transported to a 1980s television studio for big laughs, rum-fuelled showdowns and very questionable cooking.
By Kip Chapman with Todd Emerson and Sophie Roberts
Above: Kip Chapman and Chris Parker as Hudson & Halls
Tuesday – 6pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday – 7:30pm
Sunday – 4pm
Show duration: 1h 40m including interval
Kip trained at Auckland’s UNITEC School of Performing Arts and has since worked extensively on stage and screen across the country. His notable theatre-making credits include the cocreation of APOLLO 13: MISSION CONTROL and the direction of the hit Kiwi musical THAT BLOODY WOMAN. As an actor he has appeared in HILLARY, HOPE & WIRE and TOP OF THE LAKE. Kip has also been awarded two Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards and the prestigious NZ Arts Foundation Generation Award.
Todd has been working as a professional actor on stage and screen in New Zealand for over twenty years. His other recent theatre credits include Massive Theatre Company’s THE BRAVE and Bullet Heart Club’s hit Kiwi musical DAFFODILS, which has travelled around New Zealand extensively. On screen, he is well known as a core cast member of TV3’s WESTSIDE. Todd is also a trained chef and one third of the writing team behind HUDSON & HALLS LIVE!
Chris trained at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School in Wellington and has since worked extensively as an actor, comedian and dancer. His solo work NO MORE DANCING IN THE GOOD ROOM earned him the 2015 Best Newcomer Award at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival and has recently toured around New Zealand. Chris is also a writer for TV3’s JONO AND BEN and FUNNY GIRLS.
Anya is a Wellington based performer and graduate of Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School. She is a member of the cult-hit show PUPPET FICTION and has made political satire since 2010 with her company No Fefe Collective’s PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS. Her other performance credits include AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, THE DEVIL’S HALF ACRE and AN HOUR WITH ACKBAR. In 2016, Anya completed an MA in scriptwriting at the International Institute of Modern Letters. Earlier this year Anya directed MY DAD’S BOY at the Fortune.