Judge, Jury & Cookie Monster: an interactive comedy trial
Created and Directed by John Burrows
Performed and Played by; Kirsty Bruce, Courtney Eggleton, Lucas Haugh, Rishabh Kapoor, Will Moffatt, Sneha Shetty & Kyle Shields
And featuring a different ‘Guest Plaintiff’ each night hoping to improvise their way to justice.
You decide what way the Cookie crumbles…
“Like Cluedo, but with Cookies…”
JUDGE, JURY & COOKIE MONSTER is a silly and surreal theatrical game in which suspects vie for their innocence in the High Cookie Court. The audience are the jury and must narrow down the suspect pool in order to determine who stole the cookie from the cookie jar! An irreverent ensemble of seven present facts, fiction, witness testimony, cross-examination and evidence in an unconventional and fantastical version of formal court proceedings.
Last year John Burrows (creator/director/playmaker) brought the “…beguilingly authentic adventure.” (Nik Smythe, Theatreview) Delivery #17 to Auckland Fringe moving audiences from Basement & Q Theatre into public space and casting them as cupid for a long distance relationship. With JUDGE, JURY & COOKIE MONSTER he places them in public service as Jury members in the high stakes world of criminal cookie consumption faced with the challenge of successfully determining guilt.
Colliding, combining and subverting various judicial systems this is his biggest and most gleeful addition to interactive theatre in New Zealand and marks the debut production for Burrowed Time presented as part of the Auckland Fringe in Q Theatre Loft. Seven actors and an incredible production team including Creative Ambience (Production Design), Kate Mason (Costume Design), Patrick Kelly (Sound Design) and Lucie Everett-Brown (Production Management) this production is going to leave a great taste in your mouth.
Inspired by the biscuit service he received during actual jury service, Burrows (Delivery #16, #17 and The Generation Of Z) has created a live theatre game for actors and audience alike which is part Whodunnit, part Courtroom Drama and all interactive comedy trial.
ABOUT BURROWED TIME
Producers & Playmakers of Theatre & Events: Burrowed Time is committed to work that is for YOU. Focused on the centrality of the audience to their own… your own, individual experience of any form of theatre, be it: interactive, immersive, site-specific or conventional. Revelling in the ephemerality and magic that live performance can bring Burrowed Time has a desire to extend its reach through accessibility and prompt practitioners, and audiences alike, to push themselves creatively and give in to their curiosity.
We look for inspiration close to home and across the world so that we can feed into the local industry, what we want and need it to be. As we grow we intend to programme a range of international and local work; from NZ and World Premieres to exciting reimagining and explorations of form. Pulling from industry models we are here to grow and develop the arts.
Get in touch to learn more about ‘y Reserve’ our pay-it-forward accessibility program that will enable us to offer free tickets to performing arts students.
WHAT: Judge, Jury & Cookie Monster
WHERE: Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, Auckland
WHEN: 27th February – 3th March
Bookings: www.qtheatre.co.nz or phone 09 309 9771