The Demolition of the Century sees the award-winning New Zealand writer Duncan Sarkies stage a humorous and sometimes heartbreaking tribute to families, memories and the fragility of the human mind. He tells the story of Tom Spotswood, an alcoholic insurance investigator who has lost his socks, his suitcase, his ex-wife and his son, Frank. Duncan’s performance will be accompanied by Wellington musician Joe Blossom’s haunting and invigorating soundtrack.
Duncan Sarkies came to prominence as the writers of Scarfies. He has wrote for Flight of the Conchords and is currently developing a story called Uncle Bertie’s Botanarium with Jemaine Clement. In Association with the New Zealand Society UK.
“A world-weariness meets word-readiness when Sarkies steps to the mic… A fine spoken-word show – the music helping add breath to this world.” – Off The Tracks
“DEMOLITION is a fast-paced, darkly captivating cabaret-comedy, which leaves us fully entertained and tantalizingly close to solving a puzzle.” – Bay of Plenty Times
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*The offer excludes workshops and Festival events hosted outside of King's College London. Book online at www.ausnzfestival.com or via the Festival Box Office on 020 7692 8780.
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