Four actors, one act, no script. In One Act/Play, the Locomotive team creates a unique, improvised play for you, right now. Will it be touching? Hilarious? Dramatic and heartfelt? Very likely, but you’ll only find out by being there.
Created and performed by Christine Brooks (the bold one), Clare Kerrison (the thespian one), Matt Powell (the story one), and Jennifer O’Sullivan (the joyful one).
“This is an authentic theatrical experience that will reward anyone who’s sick of the glib predictability of pre-packaged television, wants to disconnect from the barrage of news and social media and watch real human beings at work demonstrating excellence in a difficult craft, or who wants to learn more about storytelling...
The actors make it look easy. Perhaps this is precisely because it is unrehearsed and new, and that, after all, is how life plays out."
The improv show where three teams face off in a battle for glory, honour, and the audience's favour. The winner returns in the headline spot next month, while the losers wail and gnash their teeth… We bring the knives. You bring the judgement.
Late Night Knife Fight is a joyful proving ground for improvisors creating new work and ensembles, offering development, coaching, and collaboration across companies and styles. An opportunity to catch the next big thing in improv before it takes flight, work developed at LNKF has gone on to full seasons and festivals, with Hall Monitors, The National Average, Two Dope Teens (winner: Best Improv Nelson Fringe 2018), The History Boy (nominated: Outstanding Solo Performer NZ Fringe 2021), Magnus Steele, and more in development.
"Being handed a knife as I enter, albeit a plastic one, I could not help but get the feeling that this was going to be a more hardcore night of improv than I had experienced in a while..."
- Art Murmurs
“An important contribution to the development of the next generation of Wellington and Aotearoa’s actors, comedians and improvisers.”