Fractious Tash

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A chance to bring Shakespeare to a new generation!

Fractious Tash is a new theatre company comprising of director Benjamin Henson and seven male graduate actors of Unitec. Originally performed over four nights as part of the Unitec course, we have been lucky enough to receive programming to restage this captivating adaptation of Titus Androniucs at Auckland's Q Theatre Loft 29th May - 8th June 2013.

Chosen from over 30 applicants this is the first year of Q Theatre's 'Q present' scheme which sees them fronting the majority of production costs. Q theatre is extremely excited to have included us in their first year of co-presentation productions; reaching new generations of audiences by offering a unique experience of Shakespeare through our production - TITUS.

We are seeking support for further rehearsal and production costs, as well as to secure key members or the creative team including our amazing lighting designer, stage manager and lighting operators. Without these guys we wouldn't have a show!

Your support will make you a part of the team striving to bring this little-known Shakespeare piece to life.

What's TITUS all about?

Set within a barren wasteland where only brutality equates power, a tribe of scavengers clamber among the debris to find anything to help them recount the story of a legend - Titus Andronicus and his mutilated daughter, Lavinia.

In this lost boys' fantasy of war and seduction, all repercussion is abandoned in a strife for power - encapsulating the one thing we all know but fail to learn from -  revenge is a childish pursuit.

This explosive, all-male, adaptation of Shakespeare's most acidic work is told at break-neck speed with just seven actors.

Cannibalism...

Cupcakes... and of course, Nicki Minaj!

JON US - AND LET US PERFORM FOR YOU!
This marks Fractious Tashs' first performance in Auckland, and is the opportunity for you - our amazing audience - to give us the helping push that gets us there. The performance is set to be explosive, compelling and haunting - so please - join us, let us perform for you and sit in the audience filled with pride that you helped make this project possible.

Loads of admiration in advance, from all the Titus boys - Ben, Paul, David, Cole, James, Eli and the Jasons.

Q Theatre - Titus

 

UPDATES

  • Titus

    51 MONTHS AGO

    100% !!!

    Huge thanks to everyone who donated to our project. 
    We are excited and can now go into the season rest assured our bills will be paid! 

    Great way to start our second show of the season. 

    Again, huge thanks from Fractious Tash and the Titus boys.


  • Titus

    51 MONTHS AGO

    Titus and the boys have officially moved into Q Loft!
    Set and lights are up so let the plotting begin!

    Titus
  • Titus

    52 MONTHS AGO

    We forgot how massive our props list is!

    Amongst it is the odd teddy bear head and a shopping trolley.

    9 days and the carnage that is Titus will be upon us. 

    Titus
  • Titus

    52 MONTHS AGO

    Dedication to show was shown today with Paul shaving his hair for the role of Titus.

    Titus
  • Titus

    52 MONTHS AGO

    The Titus boys had their first costume fitting today with the lovely Gayle Jackson who is on board for costume and props.

    Below is Jason & James in their new jackets.
    A work in progress but looking good with a 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' style to them!



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  • Paul Lewis - Titus

    52 MONTHS AGO

    I'm Paul and I play the General of Rome and tragic hero that is Titus Andronicus.

    Paul Lewis - Titus
  • Jason Wu - Chiron

    52 MONTHS AGO

    I'm Jason Wu, I play a few characters in Titus but my main role is Chiron... the youngest son of queen Tamora suffering from a bad case of small man syndrome.

    Jason Wu - Chiron
  • James Roque - Saturninus

    52 MONTHS AGO

    My names James, I'm ecstatic to reprise the role of the spoilt prince turned emperor Saturninus.

    James Roque - Saturninus
  • Eli Matthewson - Lavinia

    52 MONTHS AGO

    I am Eli Matthewson and in Titus I play Lavina, the mutilated daughter of Titus Andronicus.

    Eli Matthewson - Lavinia
  • David Sutherland - Demetrius & Lucius

    52 MONTHS AGO

    I'm David and I play the goth Demetrius and also Titus' son Lucius. The best of both worlds...

    David Sutherland - Demetrius & Lucius
  • Cole Jenkins - Tamora

    52 MONTHS AGO

    I'm Cole Jenkins and I play Tamora, Queen of the Goths. She's a cunning seductress dead set on revenge.

    Cole Jenkins - Tamora
  • Jason Hodzelmans - Bassianus & Aaron

    52 MONTHS AGO

    Hey I'm Jason and I play a variety of characters including a rubber chicken throwing clown and Aaron the barbarous lusty moor.

    Jason Hodzelmans - Bassianus & Aaron
  • Jason Hodzelmans - Bassianus & Aaron

    52 MONTHS AGO

Fractious Tash

Explosive new theatre company Fractious Tash strides onto the Auckland Theatre scene with an electrifying production of Titus at Q theatre loft 29 May-8th June. Direction, Benjamin Henson. Performance, Paul Lewis, Cole Jenkins, James Roque, Eli Matthewson, Jason Hodzelmans, Jason Wu, and David Sutherland.

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