By Amelia Bullmore
Director: Stephanie McKellar-Smith
Cast: Jodie Dorday, Julie Edwards, Lara Macgregor
Company: Fusion Productions
Total runtime: 2 hours 30 mins (incl. 20 min interval) - First act: 80mins + 20min interval + Second act: 50mins
Note: ‘Concession’ price (Community Services Card, Gold Card or student ID required).
Content Advisory: Di & Viv & Rose contains discussion of sexual violence and strong language
"How do you want to live here? I mean we could come and go and lead separate lives. Or we could really live together. What do you think?" - Rose
Rose (Julie Edwards) is a free-spirited art history student who sleeps with any boy she likes the look of. Her companions are Di (Lara Macgregor), a sports-loving lesbian who is taking business studies, and Viv (Jodie Dorday), a sociology student with a fierce work ethic. On the surface, they seem unlikely friends but as Di, Viv and Rose’s friendship grows, we see how their solidarity precariously shifts over a 40-year time span. A funny and thoughtful exploration of friendship’s impact on life and life’s impact on friendship.
Di and Viv and Rose is a witty, vivid comedy that charts the steady, but sometimes chaotic, the progression of three women’s lives and their ultimately enduring bonds.
This NZ Premiere sports a top NZ all-female cast and crew and is one not to be missed.
"Di and Viv and Rose is a moving and surprising pleasure of an evening, that sends you out into the night with a lump in your throat" - Michael Billington, The Guardian (London)
"This is a powerhouse cast that any city in the country would find hard to beat. I have worked with them all and each has the power to dominate whatever stage they are on. As a trio, they will be incandescent." - Sir Roger Hall, CNZM, QSO
Part of WTF! 2020