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.
Each hour between noon and 10 pm brings another exciting episode in the lives of our local media heroes, from the people who brought you Bay's Anatomy: Animal Hospital, So You Think You Khandallah?, and Deep Space Naenae. Every line, plot twist, and meaningful glance is made up on the spot. Come for a single episode or stay for the whole day: once you watch three episodes, the rest is on us!
It's high time for high times at The Hataitai Times.
“plenty of soap bubbles foaming in this steaming creative cauldron” - Theatreview
“By the cliffhanger ending of episode two, I’ve hooked the 4 episodes I see each increase in depth and tension, and having to go to the foyer in between episodes feels like the buffering symbol on a Breaking Bad binge.” - Theatreview
Part of Wellington Fringe Festival 2021