Tracey Slaughter's The Longest Drink in Town
The Hamilton debut of the stage adaptation of Tracey Slaughter's The Longest Drink in Town.
“Her mother should have told her hearts were this easy, just two wormy things curled together…”
Five kids confront the failure of their family unit with anger, lust, and hope in the stage adaptation of The Longest Drink in Town by celebrated award-winning NZ author Tracey Slaughter.
Set on the roadside of small-town New Zealand, The Longest Drink in Town traces the history of a single traumatic event against the crossfire of a weekend handover gone wrong.
Adapted from Slaughter’s dark and dynamic 2015 novella of the same name. The Longest Drink in Town is a brooding, razor sharp snapshot of the internal lives of five children caught in the fallout of a tumultuous parental affair-turned-wife swap.
Presented by One Question Theatre (No Exit, Pool No Water) in collaboration with Mayhem Literary Journal and co-directed by Dave Taylor and Liam Hinton, The Longest Drink in Town offers a hard-hitting look into the dark side of the quintessential kiwi childhood.
For mature audiences. Contains depictions of self-harm, sexual themes, strong language.