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To: Blowing It
  • Presented with Company Gavin Robertson
  • Co-written & performed by Stephen Papps
  • Co-written & directed by Stephen Sinclair
  • European Premiere: Assembly Rooms , Edinburgh 2003

Directed and co-written by one of New Zealand's most successful writers Stephen Sinclair, whose credits include the international hit stage comedy Ladies Night, and the film of 2003: Lord of the Rings II - The Two Towers, we follow an undercover cop who as he goes seriously off the rails. Witness Mike Fahey, police constable, as he penetrates the pub world of petrol-heads, perverts and pit-bulls'and loses the plot. Award winning actor (& co-writer) Stephen Papps takes us into the Queens Arms, Panmure, Auckland, where it's all goin' down: sex, drugs, violence,
Mike goes under, Cheryl goes down, Anal is fingered, and Satan the rottweiler gets CPR! One man's struggle with betrayal and loss of identity that is also an hilarious, affectionate satire on the New Zealand public bar.

Blowing It follows the tradition of some of the finest new Zealand work to be seen at Edinburgh: Jimmy Costello, Skin Tight, Krishnan's Dairy, Bare and Number 2

"Blowing It whips along at a cracking pace. Papp's one-man performance - energetic, yet tightly controlled - makes the show. His huge range of facial expressions and vocal nuances, combined with Sinclair's tight direction, make it a surprisingly undemanding comic experience and a very entertaining one." (Shona Craven - Metro Scotland August 7, 2003)

"This wonderfully funny show... splendidly captures the energy and eloquence of Kiwi idioms. The fifteen or so characters... provide the opportunity for a series of brilliant comic turns. This is rip-roaring comedy with broad commercial appeal." (NZ Listener)

"It's magic. Papps' characterisations of a multitude of sleazy characters -on both sides of the law- are stunning and the script is impressive. No props, no set, no sound effects, just magical theatre up close and in your face." (City News)

"Brilliantly realised. An outstanding theatre event." (Hawkes Bay Today)

"Powerful drama. A fine and memorable event." (NZ Dominion Post)