is a busy lass. Well she has just been spotted in episode one of Super City
, a new New Zealand comedy series which stars Antonia’s pal Madeleine Sami in various comedic guises and it is directed by Taika Waititi
and co-written by Thomas Sainsbury
(talk about Tribe cast connections!). The episode aired on 11th February 2011.
Hmm, so let’s see, Antonia’s already appeared in Wanna-Ben and she previously featured in The Jaquie Brown Diaries, another comedy series.
Well according to AntoniaPrebble.com (check out the site’s cool new look!) Antonia will be making her appearance in episode three of The Almighty Johnsons, to be broadcast on Monday 21st February in New Zealand on TV3.
Keep vigilant people. If you spot the Prebble in any other broadcastings, do alert us ;D
Earlier this week Antonia Prebble
was starring in a stage production called Idiots
, written by Nic Sampson and directed by Tom Sainsbury, Peter Salmon, Dena Kennedy and Jonathan Brugh.
Idiots is a comedy production that follows a set of, er, Idiots as they go about their daily activities… Antonia got a good review in her role as the ‘disingenuous receptionist’ on TheatreReview.org which said: “… Antonia Prebble’s performance in the ‘Receptionists’ scenes (where the bitchy receptionist shows the new assistant receptionist the ropes… or the staples, as it happens); a particularly hackneyed theme which rarely enjoys such comic perfection”.
The production ran for three nights at Te Karanga Gallery, Auckland on 20th July 2010 to 22nd July 2010. And what made a change from usual theatre productions is that at the end viewers were asked to pay what they thought the production was worth, so it ran on a ‘pay what you think it’s worth!’ basis. More details are in the press release (below). Continue reading…
Here’s some Dwayne Cameron news for his fans out there!
Earlier this month Dwayne Cameron was filming in a short film in Auckland called The Puzzle. The short film is directed by Danny Phillips, it is set in 2010 and is about a woman who loves doing jigsaw puzzles, but then one day ends up in a puzzle she’s working on – an 1880s house.
Jill Roberts who plays the lead role in the short film told The Timaru Herald about working on the short. She said about Dwayne Cameron: “Dwayne is an excellent actor, a very strong but subtle performer”.
More news… According to his updated agency profile, Dwayne has been in rehearsals for an up coming Thomas Sainsbury theatre production The Continental Monologues at the Te Karanga Gallery. Dwayne already featured in Thomas’ play Psychopaths earlier this year. I’m guessing The Continental Monologues will open to theatre audiences later this year.
Dwayne Cameron (aka original Tribe hero Bray) was on stage last week in the Thomas Sainsbury production Pshycopaths. In the horror/comedy play Dwayne played the character Pierre. The play is a bout a girl called Amy who moves to New York to perform in musicals, while there she finds herself being terrorised… (Full press release is pasted below). There’s a review of the production here.
This is not the first time Dwayne has worked with Thomas Sainsbury, he also featured in his December 2009 production The Christmas Monologues as the character Robbie Mercer, there is info on that here. Continue reading…
New promo pics are available featuring Tori Spence and Beth Allen, who play Nicole and Megan in the Thomas Sainsbury production Little Blonde Hen. Images were taken by Sutherland Kovach Photography and featured on the Facebook page for Little Blonde Hen. More pics can be found there and also on the Beth Allen fansite. With thanks to Kate for drawing my attention to the new pics. It looks like the girls had their own photoshoot as they didn’t appear in the first one with the other members of the plays cast.
Previous pics featuring Antonia Prebble can be found here and also there is a mini interview with Thomas Sainsbury, who talks about working with Antonia (Elvira), Beth (Megan) and Tori (Nicole), here. The play opens on Thursday 11th June, which today, though by the time this goes up, the first night will have been done and dusted.
[Edit] There’s a review of the production here and here.
The creator of Little Blonde Hen (featuring three of our favourites actresses), playwrite Thomas Sainsbury, has spoken about working with the stars of The Tribe, their skills and the roles they play in the production, aswell as his playwriting. Read it, it’s not long and is a good insight on the play and how Beth, Tori and Toni work.
You’ve worked with Victoria Spence, Antonia Prebble and Beth Allen in the past, how did you manage to get them together for this production?
The three actresses are great friends in real life so I think they wanted to work together. And then I just wrote a script and sent it their way and they were all keen. And Antonia is currently in hiatus from Outrageous Fortune so it all worked out brilliantly. I just think the universe was smiling on me at the time.
What qualities do you think they each bring to the play?
They’re all terrific actresses and workers in general. Tori’s playing the lead and brings a great, vulnerable centre to the piece. Beth is playing the villain and she’s brilliant at really getting into a character and just asking questions, and working things out all the time, making everything right. And Antonia is playing the OCD maid of honour and brings a brilliant, erratic energy to the part. She also has awesome comic timing and is great at delivery the joke lines, or changing them so they are funnier.
No, it’s nothing disturbing like two girls and one cup (pop culture reference – lol), it is infact three of the original Tribe girls in the same stage production!!! It has been 10 years since we saw all three fighting over Bray, on screen, in The Tribe… Things have sure moved on.
Beth Allen, Antonia Prebble and Tori Spence will all be in the Thomas Sainsbury production Little Blonde Hen. They’re no strangers to the writer/director’s work; Victoria previously featured in his production The Beast, Antonia was in And Then You Die and Beth Allen in The Feminine. All the girls are acomplished performers on stage and screen, making it definitely a play to see!
The full cast list for the production is as follows: Beth Allen, Serena Cotton, Siobhan Marshall, Antonia Prebble, Victoria Spence, Claire Van Beek and Jessica Joy Wood. The play “follows a group of girlfriends as their evening disintegrates into drunken debauchery” and is described as “a play about joy, despair and penis straws” – How lovely!
The play is on for four nights from June 11th onwards. More details and full info available here and below. Now, only one question remains… Where can I get a penis straw?!
There is a review for a theatre production starring Tori Spence (Tribe’s Salene) here.
The play ‘Beast’ is written and directed by Thomas Sainsbury. It also stars Todd Emerson who co-starred with Victoria in Atlantis High.
Here’s a bit from the review by Sian Robertson, 3 Jul 2008:
Todd Emerson is at his finest as the self-righteous, vegetarian slacker, Max, who is criticises his brother and sister every step of the way then hides behind them when he’s scared, bringing a comical contrast to his siblings’ more conservative natures. David Delautour is also funny as the unassuming but slightly OCD Felix. Victoria Spence is solid in the role of their sister Justine who, though annoying at first, comes into her own when things start really going wrong.
Victoria Spence annoying?!?! Dude needs a punch, though it looks like he warms to her later on… That said I’m not sure if Sian is a he or she… Hmm…
More on the plays synopsis can be found here.
This post has been back dated.
Well she doesn’t need to, she’s already a lady.
Beth Allen is featuring in a play called ‘The Feminine’
When: December 12th – 15th, 8pm
Where: Cross Street Studios – 27 Cross St, Newton
Price: $10 (door sales only)
I can’t seem to find any promo-shots of her though.
From http://www.antoniaprebble.org/ (the best source for anything Antonia Prebble related!)…
And then you die . . .
A comedy by Thomas Sainsbury
The Herald Theatre AUGUST 30, 31 and SEPTEMBER 1