Many of us first came across Beth Allen
as Amber in The Tribe
. Our fondness of The Tribe, the storylines, tribal gear and the actors may have had some New Zealanders scratching their head wondering ‘What’s with all this Tribe malarky?’ – the series never caught on in it’s homeland.
To those in the know The Tribe was a cult TV series filmed in Wellington, New Zealand, and spanned a total of five seasons accumulating a total of 260 episodes. It had quiet a following in Europe, USA and currently in Australia.
In an interview with Nicola Russell, for The Sunday News, Beth talks about what attracted her to the up-coming theatre production The Vagina Monologues (which Beth is producing as well starring in), filming her current role as Dr. Brooke Freeman in Shortland Street and also talks about The Tribe…
Here’s some quotes from Beth Allen on The Tribe:
“It did really well. It’s inexplicable to me, because to me it was fine but it wasn’t an Emmy award-winning drama but it seemed to have found a little niche in its audiences and internationally it’s still huge.”
“They are the most dedicated fans. And it went on for years, we shot the first series and I thought, `well, that’s that’ and we shot it for another four years.”
Shortland Street publicist Rachael Keereweer is also quoted as saying, “I don’t know how they figure it out but the minute anyone from The Tribe turns up on Shortland Street they’ll email and ask for pictures”. (Lol!)
There are a few more Tribe references in the article by Nicola Russell. Read the full article here or below. More information on Beth Allen can be found on her official Facebook page and also at the fansite BethAllen.Webs.
The Vagina Monologues will be run at the Basement Theatre in Auckland, August 25th – September 11th 2010. To book tickets click here.
With thanks to Shorty fan Emma H for the article info. Continue reading…