Jacob Rajan is utterly captivating as he juggles multiple characters in a career-defining performance that shows why he’s won numerous best actor awards.
Laughter, live music and exquisite masks make this a magical evening like no other.
Winner of the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe First Award and two Production of the Year Awards in New Zealand, this iconic play has won the hearts of generations of people throughout the world.
Jacob is a founding partner of Indian Ink and co-wrote all of Indian Ink’s plays as well as performing in many of them. He is a graduate of Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama school, Otago University (B.Sc Microbiology) and Wellington Teacher’s College. Jacob is an Arts Foundation Laureate and a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to theatre.
Adam Ogle is a guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and composer. He’s worked with Company of Giants, Whangarei Festival of Light & Art, Auckland Theatre Company and Young and Hungry. He received the ‘Frank Winter Memorial Award’ for outstanding contribution as a young instrumentalist.
Sam is the Director of Creative Ambiance Stage Technologies Ltd (CASTL). A talented stage technician, he’s worked in design, management, setup and operation of multiple live performances, including Art Installations, Opera, Theatre, Dance, Circus and all manner of music concerts.
Justin is a founding partner of Indian Ink. He has co-written and directed all of Indian Ink’s plays. He is a graduate of the John Bolton Theatre School and the University of Auckland.
Justin was one of the founders of Auckland’s Q Theatre and received a Kaupapa Oranga Award for his services to theatre.
Dramaturge for all of Indian Ink’s productions. Poet, critic and fiction writer, Murray has published many books. Worked for Living Theatre Troupe, Theatre Action, Half Moon Theatre (London), Town and Country Players (founder), and Mercury Theatre. Associate Professor (now retired) of Drama Programmes at Auckland University (1990-2014).
John has designed all of Indian Ink’s productions bar one. With over 40 years’ experience, John is a leading New Zealand stage designer with an extensive portfolio of work including productions with NZ Opera, Auckland Theatre Company, Silo Theatre, The Large Group and many others.
One of the most successful plays in New Zealand history is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Sam Brooks explores the show’s enduring appeal.
OPINION: One of the greatest New Zealand shows of all-time, take a bow.
After 25 years I haven’t forgotten about the mask…