You'll die laughing
Written By Jacob Rajan & Justin Lewis
Commissioned by the prestigious South Coast Repertory Theatre based in Orange County, this deliciously dark comedy with bite sees a gang of death-row convicts set free from Auburn Prison for one wild night to tell the tragic tale of their hero, the man who invented the electric chair.
Based on a true story, the play speaks of a divided world where faith is more powerful than fact and shame drives a hard bargain. The fictional injection of real Indian scientist Chandra Bose, whose world-leading research into electricity was ahead of its time, gives an Indian Ink twist to the telling. Presented in dynamic vaudevillian style; a variety show performance form popular in 1890s America where this story is set, Welcome to the Murder House features comedy, puppetry, live music, song and dance to entertain and delight whilst recounting a powerful, tragic and moving tale.
Jacob Rajan returns to the stage with a stellar cast, accompanied by David Ward and band in Indian Ink’s biggest ever extravaganza. Experience a night of naughty fun that will leave you to decide who the real villains are.
Show contains explicit language, sexual references and images of death. Recommended for ages 13+
“… dark, deadly, a little bit sexy … it’s an absolute killer” – Wellingtonista Read the full review here
“Multi-layered, profound yet fluid and highly engaging … a worthy addition to the impressive Indian Ink lexicon” – John Smythe, Theatreview Read the full review here
Newshub previewed Welcome to the Murder House. Watch here
Private Show Information
What do you get?
The Company brings lighting, set, costumes, and props to your selected venue (e.g. home or office) to create a truly magical occasion for your invited audience. There is no limit to the number of guests you can invite - as long as there's enough space for them and the performers. The Artists are Arts Laureate Jacob Rajan and talented young musician Adam Ogle, supported by our stage manager who will ensure that all technical and production elements happen without a hiccup. The performance lasts 80 minutes and as an added bonus, if you wish it, Jacob is happy to chat with your guests after the show.
What does it cost?
The all-inclusive fee for this wonderul and unforgettable experience is only NZ$6,500 including GST.
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