Elm­wood play­ers look for di­vine in­spi­ra­tion

Christchurch Mail - - OUT & ABOUT -

Tim Ham­ble­ton’s far­ci­cal com­edy Heaven Help Us! di­rected by Phil Dean will be played out at the Elm­wood Au­di­to­rium, Merivale, Wed­nes­day to Satur­day for the next two weeks.

This is the sec­ond time Elm­wood brought to Christchurch the­atre­go­ers a Tim Ham­ble­ton play.

The last pro­duc­tion ‘‘Thick as thieves’’ in 2014 en­ter­tained large au­di­ences with fast paced com­edy and a clever story.

Heaven Help Us! is a fast paced, far­ci­cal com­edy set at the gates of heaven where An­gela is sit­ting in for St Peter while he is on stress leave.

Her main task is to se­lect the right peo­ple to en­ter Heaven, some­thing she has mixed suc­cess achiev­ing.

Tim and Phil have a shared al­ter ego in their day­time jobs work­ing for the New Zealand Po­lice. Tim is a Dunedin-based pros­e­cu­tor and Phil is a Can­ter­bury-based front line road polic­ing man­ager.

‘‘It is a real treat for me to be able to col­lab­o­rate with Tim again out­side our pro­fes­sional world, and on such a funny play’’ Dean said.

The cast and di­rec­tor have had such a fun time with this play – you re­ally can’t help but leave with a smile on your face.

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