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Hereafter, Free Theatre, 2012

Hereafter, Free Theatre, 2012

Christchurch-based Free Theatre (initially called Workshop Theatre) was formed in 1979 by students and staff of Canterbury University, and has since become New Zealand's longest-running experimental theatre company. It has diversified into film-making and, since the 2011 earthquake destroyed its performance spaces, has presented a series of productions in unusual spaces. This photo shows a scene from its 2012 production Hereafter, performed at the Tannery, Woolston, and the Temple Gallery, Dunedin. From left are Mike Kime, Emma Johnston and George Parker.

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Laurie Atkinson, 'Actors and acting - The rise of professional theatre, 1960 to 1980', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 August 2022)

Story by Laurie Atkinson, published 22 Oct 2014