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Instructions for Modern Living
Duncan Sarkies and Nic McGowan

1 - 5 Apr 2008
The Pit, Barbican

This comic-tragic multimedia collage is a time capsule of urban life in the small hours of the night, performed by two of New Zealand’s most successful recent writers and composers. Music, dialogue and huge video images of nocturnal surveillance footage set the scene for some captivating tales of people who find it hard to sleep.

Behind closed doors we eavesdrop on ordinary characters at the edge of sanity: a radio talkback announcer with no callers, a ghost who refuses to leave its former bedroom, and a fast-food franchise owner who is sleeping with his employee of the month.

‘A tragi-comic after-hours window into the lonely agonies of modern life.’ New Zealand Live

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Added by Barbican Centre on March 17, 2008