The Triumphants

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Abigail Greenwood won the Hackman Theatre award for Best Newcomer Director in 2012 and now she brings The Triumphants to Q from the 9th to the 18th of August.

The Triumphants show comprises two solo plays directed by Greenwood:

...And Then You Die is the darkly comic tale of the naive, sweet Debbie Le Valient by award winning New Zealand playwright Tom Sainsbury. Debbie (Aidee Walker, Outrageous Fortune's TV villain Draska) wants the perfect life. But lonely Debbie only works at a humble shoe store. And friends, boyfriends and a family? Forget about it. And then one day, Debbie snaps and decides to take what she wants from life. Life's a bitch and then you die? Maybe it's time for Debbie to be that bitch.

Brought to life by Renee Lyons and based on inspiring true events NICK follows one of Dunedin's local heroes, sportsman Nick Chisholm. After enduring a major stroke on the rugby field in 2000 Nick went from adrenalin junkie to 22 months confined to a hospital bed. His fierce determination, strength of character and wicked sense of humour accumulated to incredible progress. He forged unlikely friendships and influenced people to change their lives in ways they never thought possible - all from the static position of his wheel chair and the silent voice of his communication board.

Watching this show is an opportunity to see some experienced theatre practitioners as they step up to a more ambitious project. Be a part of this journey and watch Abigail Greenwood flex her muscle with two very different plays.

Purchase tickets here

Gingerbread Men

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Our design & production assistant, Frances brought homemade ginger bread men into the office yesterday and they were just too good not to share!

Ingredients

250g brown sugar

¾ cup golden syrup

1 tsp mixed spice

1 tbsp ground ginger

190g butter

1 egg, beaten

3 ½ cups plain flour, sifted

½ cup self-raising flour, sifted

Combine sugar, syrup, spice, ginger and butter in a pot and stir over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Increase heat and stir until mixture boils. Remove from heat and cool to luke warm.

Beat in the eggs, then gradually work in the combined flours. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Wrap in glad wrap and chill for 1 hour.

Roll out dough and cut with your cookie cutter.

Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 10 min or until firm. Cool on a wire rack.

Good luck!