Porirua company a big hit in Ed­in­burgh

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Duck, Death and the Tulip, the chil­dren’s the­atre pro­duc­tion adapted by the Porirua company Lit­tle Dog Bark­ing, has won the Out­stand­ing The­atre award at the Ed­in­burgh Fes­ti­val Fringe 2014.

Only two such awards were made this year, though more than 3000 com­pa­nies per­formed at the Fringe.

Peter Wilson, di­rec­tor of Lit­tle Dog Bark­ing, said the company was thrilled.

‘‘We are blown away. It has been to­tally un­ex­pected,’’ he said.

‘‘It af­firms all our hard work, the tal­ent of our cre­ative team and also the faith Cre­ative New Zealand and our Boosted sup­port­ers have had in us, to help us get to Ed­in­burgh.’’

The award is given only when sev­eral re­view­ers in­de­pen­dently agree on the qual­ity and im­pact of the best shows of the Fringe.

Re­view­ers de­scribed the pro­duc­tion as very gen­tle and sim­ple on the sur­face, with huge depth and power be­neath.

The pro­duc­tion of Duck, Death and the Tulip has been the brain­child of Wilson. It was di­rected by Nina Nawalowalo, de­signed by Ni­cole Cos­grove, with mu­sic by Gareth Farr and light­ing de­sign by Nigel Percy.

Wilson and col­league Shona McKee McNeil per­formed the work in Ed­in­burgh at Sum­mer­hall.

Recog­ni­tion: Peter Wilson and Shona McKee McNeil re­ceive the Out­stand­ing The­atre Award in Ed­in­burgh.

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