• The roar of the presses! The clatter of typewriters! The promising whiff of a hot scoop!


    Soap Factory takes you back to the golden age of print media, where feelings fight for column inches and local stories have global consequences. Join us in the offices of The Hataitai Times, a small suburban newspaper with big dreams and even bigger personalities, for a 10-hour improvised soap opera marathon that unfolds over a single day.


    An improvised soap opera, with all ten episodes in ONE DAY
    Sunday 14 March 2020 at Fringe at the Gryphon

    All of history is just stories we tell each other to understand the world, and every story is at least in part about the person doing the telling.


    Performed by the award-winning Matt Powell (Awkward Threesome, Soap Factory) and inspired by the imperfect recollections of performer and audience alike.
    16-20 March at Te Auaha

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