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We Have Boys at Home

29 May – 1 Jun

Best friends Meg and Jay embark on a romantic road trip with a twist. It’s autobiographical theatre gone wrong!

“C’mon babe, what’re you so scared of? He’s just a boy. We have boys at home.”

One Summer, best friends Meg (Hannah-Rose Cook)  and Jay (Bronwyn Laundry) went on a road trip from Hamilton to Napier to meet Meg’s long-distance boyfriend for the first time. Over a year later, the pair reunite, and with the help of Jay’s actor friends Christian (Jam Smith) and Skye (Rachael Bloemendal), decide to stage a play about their journey, with Meg and Jay playing themselves, and Christian and Skye playing everyone else. What starts as a celebration of love across long distances goes sour as ego, interruptions, and suspicious diversions from the events of the road trip cause even more tension on an already strained friendship. ‘We Have Boys at Home’ sheds light on the chaotic and dangerous process of writing an autobiographical play. What details do you include, what do you leave out, and at the end of the process, how much of what remains is really the truth? It is a romantic comedy about a play that goes wrong.

‘We Have Boys at Home’ is the latest work by writer/director Conor Maxwell, known most recently for creating ‘The Lonely Hearts Assembly’ and ‘Junior’ (both in 2021). In this venture, he joins forces with Infinite Monkey Theatre, the team responsible for touring production ‘Wish I Was There’ (2022) and designer/producer Emily Hart-Williams to present a show that blurs the lines between fiction and reality.

R16: Contains frequent use of coarse language.

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Who

Infinite Monkey Theatre

When

29 May – 1 Jun
7pm

Where

The Meteor
1 Victoria Street
Hamilton Central
Hamilton

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