Alice Kirker

Run Rabbit

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Victoria Abbott (Pop Up Globe, Red Leap, Auckland Theatre Company), presents Run Rabbit (24th July - 4th August); a devised, one-woman show that explores the confinement of women as a game.

Run Rabbit prods and pokes at the paradox of being the constant gatekeeper of oneself and simultaneously seeking freedom.

This work was born from Victoria's discovery of her Scottish ancestor Black Agnes (1312-1369). Agnes is famous for holding out in a castle against a 5 month siege by the British, while her husband was absent, fighting with Robert the Bruce.

Run Rabbit: A series of explosions and interruptions.
A love letter to the late night walk home,
A love letter to my ancestor Agnes,
A love letter from the doorway,
And my own very deep devious rage…
Victoria Abbott is ecstatic to be joining the fray.


We have some general production costs that need to be covered. Your generous donations will go towards paying for our costuming, props, set construction and design, photography, graphic design, feeding our cast, and marketing our work.


Victoria Abbott (Creator) is an award-winning performer, writer and deviser. She trained at Otago University, Toi Whakaari and École Philippe Gaulier and took courses with Theatre de l'Ange Fou School of Mime and Joan Scheckel. She received the Chapman Tripp for Best Female Newcomer 2012. She wrote three plays from verbatim material with her company Bare Hunt Collective. Her first, Back/words, won the Pick of the Fringe Development Award in 2010. She performed her second, Munted, in 23 centres, including LA and Arts on Tour. Her third, Three, won Arts Alive Funding. Victoria is a trained clown. Devising/performing projects include Red Leap Theatre's Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn and award-winning seasons of Kallo Collective's Caterpillars (2014-16 NZ/Australia/Korea), All Your Wants and Needs Fulfilled Forever (2014-16 NZ/New York/London) and The Plastic Orgasm (2018). She honed her stage craft performing 200 shows with the Pop Up Globe 2017-18.

Kate McGill (Director) is a graduate of Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School with a Bachelor in Performing Arts: Acting. Since graduating, Kate has been a contract actor in theatre, TV and film. In 2010 she worked with prestigious New York Company Tectonic Theater Project in the USA, which motivated the development of several verbatim works within New Zealand, including Munted, The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, JOB, and WEAVE. In 2015, Kate was the artistic director intern at Red Leap theatre, flexing some new muscles, quite literally, and developing work. Kate is the co-creator/performer of comedy pop-musical Album Party, which toured Wellington and Auckland between 2016-2017. Kate recently finished a successful season of WEAVE: Yarns With New Zealanders at Basement Theatre and BATS Theatres, which was followed by a sellout season of Tom Scott's JOAN at Circa Theatre. Screen credits include: 'Liza' in The Brokenwood Mysteries Season 2, 'Sarah' in Girl Vs Boy Season 1, and 'Selina' in Home By Christmas.

Alice Kirker (Producer) is a 2015 graduate of Unitec's Bachelor and Performing and Screen Arts, majoring in Production Design and Management. She co-founded Bits and Pieces Ensemble, which has had two sell-out seasons of FLAPS (2016), and return season FLAPS Retouched (2017). She is also a co-producer of the monthly storytelling event The Watercooler. 2018 marks the year which she launched her very own theatre company, The Oddballs, which presented its debut original script Aroha Mai at Te Pou Theatre as part of their Rangatahi season in May. Her most recent produced works include devised piece Rukahu (2017), devised comedy show Cool Behaviour (2018), and original dance/physical theatre piece Iron Eyes (2018).


Dates: 24th July to 4th August

Venue: Basement Theatre, Lower Greys Avenue, Auckland CBD

Tickets: $16-$25 (service fees may apply)

Bookings: Basement Theatre

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