THE BASEMENT TAPES

Twin Peaks meets Serial in this award-winning NZ mystery

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Reid’s captivating performance ensures that the heebie-jeebies creep up your spine as she tries to regain comfort and safety. ★★★★1/2
— Sydney Morning Herald
Totally engaging. A must-see production
— stuff.co.nz
Eerie, thrilling and totally engrossing
— Theatreview (NZ)
 

Following her grandmother’s death, a girl faces the overwhelming task of clearing out the basement. She discovers a series of mysterious tape recordings made by her grandmother. As she hears these tapes for the first time, things start to unravel...

Twin Peaks meets Serial in this award-winning New Zealand mystery, which combines the immediacy of physical performance with the imaginative capabilities of audio recording. Squeezed close together among the detritus of a cluttered basement, audience and performer face the waves of secrets and memories that emerge.


CREATED BY: Stella reid, jane yonge, THOMAS LAMBERT & OLIVER MORSE
PERFORMER: STELLA REID
Director: Jane Yonge
Sound Designer: Thomas Lambert
Spatial Designer: Oliver Morse  


WINNER:
Outstanding Performance - Stella Reid (NZ Fringe Festival 2017)
Melbourne Fringe Tour Ready Award (NZ Fringe Festival 2017)

NOMINEE:
Best Performance (2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival)
Best Directed Chaos (NZ Fringe Festival 2017)
Best of Fringe (NZ Fringe Festival 2017)
Outstanding Performance (Wellington Theatre Awards, 2017)
Best Director (Wellington Theatre Awards, 2017)
Production of the Year (Wellington Theatre Awards, 2017)

 
This show rewarded my attention on every single level. The recordings were weird and poetic, and the beginning opens this big question of how much of is real versus how much of this is practiced. And Stella Reid’s physical performance is amazing.
— The Pantograph Punch (NZ)
 

SUMMERHALL
(EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE)
1 - 26 August 2018 (2, 13, 20)

BASEMENT THEATRE
27 - 31 March 2018
uckland, New Zealand

MELBOURNE FRINGE
23 - 30 September 2017
Melbourne, Australia

BATS THEATRE
30 May - 3 June 2017
ellington, New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND FRINGE FESTIVAL
10-14 February 2017
Wellington, New Zealand


Trailer from Auckland season of The Basement Tapes 2018

Trailer from Melbourne season 2017