The company heralded for theatrical gems Te Pō and 360 is back in the spotlight with an incredible cast of theatre veterans and rising stars for the premiere of Mr Red Light. Playing at the Herald Theatre from 30 August to 22 September, Mr Red Light combines the hapless humour of Dog Day Afternoon with the quirky, life-affirming charm of Amélie. Joyfully inventive, absurdly funny and full of surprises, it will remind audiences just how mysterious and wonderful life can be.
Mr Red Light is a man who attracts bad luck. So naturally, when he tries to rob a bank he fails miserably – and ends up in a pie shop dealing with three very uncooperative hostages and the world’s worst police negotiator. As time ticks by, Mr Red Light and his captives play a game of getting to know you. With nowhere to run and nothing to lose, they form an unlikely bond. And mysteriously, Mr Red Light seems to know more about his hostages’ lives than is possible.