C - A Musical, at Circa Theatre
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C - A Musical. Written by: Book and lyrics by Paul Jenden, Music composed by Gareth Farr. Directed by: Paul Jenden. Circa One. 6 July to 3 August. Lead by the irrepressible Jackie Clarke, five incredible artists star in this brand new show by Wellington’s own Paul Jenden and Gareth Farr. Jenden’s ongoing treatment for cancer becomes the stepping off point for a show that celebrates the human spirit and the triumph of laughter over fear. “I can hear you thinking, “This is going to be so-o-o-o depressing,” and I say, “No, it’ll be fun,” and you go, “Oh God, it’s going to be really tasteless,” and I say, look, cancer sucks. If you’ve got it, had it or lost someone to it, the last thing you need is someone poking you with a stick. This isn’t like that. This is a travelogue, a picaresque novel, the record of journey into my head, a kind of Dante’s Inferno but with song and dance!" C – A Musical is a constantly surprising experience: part musical, part poetry, part piano sonata, part cabaret, part memoir, part fantasy, all combined in a funny, moving and irreverent evening, bubbling with good nature. Click any thumbnail for a closeup view.