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BAD DAY INSURANCE – Play
Wouldn’t it be great to get paid for having a bad day? Well in this futuristic comedy you can, just take out a policy and make a claim next time your boyfriend cheats on you under Arsehole Protection because here at Bad Day Insurance it pays to have a bad day.
“Bad Day Insurance reminds that going through all the ups and downs of life is what makes us human, and living is the ultimate pay out because the alternative really is a bad day.”
This little gem is a very original, rather absurd comedy, but with darker undertones of tragic lost love and a life spent ‘living in the past’. – Sydney Arts Guide
Talent of this calibre is a rare and beautiful thing, and to see Chappell and Hytner invent something that moves us on so many levels, is aweinspiring. – Suzy Go See – Theatre Blogger
Bad Day Insurance will leave you scratching your head, even as you laugh it off. It’s another winning show from Lisa Chappell. – Lisa Thatcher – Theatre Blogger
FRED – Play
A one woman show about cannibalism and ice-cream.
Deidre lives on her own struggling to pay her bills, bullied by her students and mourning the death of her cat. But when two handsome salesmen knock on her door with a hidden agenda and a taste for the macabre, Deidre’s problems have just begun.
Lisa Chappell’s self-penned, one woman show is a macabre comedy that takes us a million mules away from the wholesome, girl-next-door persona of Mcleod’s Daughter. It’s wildly imaginative story telling. Chappell establishes a captivating presence and displays a wonderful facility for entering into the voice of her characters. – THE NEW ZEALAND HERALD
Lisa Chappell not only shows once again that she is one of New Zealand’s most watchable actors, with one of the most compelling voices heard in The Basement for a long time, she also reveals a playwright’s fine intellect and an appetite to write out on a limb.Would I recommend it to enthusiastic lovers of risk-taking mind-expanding theatre? Hell yes, absolutely! – THEATREVIEW
ON/OFF – Musical Play
The cabaret with more drama off stage than on.
Meet the odd couple, Maddy and Sara, two small time cabaret singers with big time dreams. Just before the curtain goes up Sara gets dumped and Maddy realises that she’s pregnant. Jazz standards such as “Get Happy” and “The Man I love” take on a whole new connotation as we watch the performers mask go on and then slowly slip off as the struggle through their tumultuous show.
The show is entertaining, engaging, hilarious, yet quite heart-breaking. The music is spectacular and Chappell and Dikkenberg’s voices are like liquid gold. – Australian Stage Review
Lisa Chappell’s presence in the tiny Bordello Theatre is colossal, and her acting is faultless. – Suzy Go See – Theatre Blogger
The results are both hilarious and entertaining, a real credit to the actors talents. – Dinner and a Show Review