Taken from NZ Herald, by Dionne Christian.
Because they had been to many Edinburgh Fringe Festival
shows, Rochelle Bright and Kitan Petkovski made a decision: the next show from their theatre company, Bullet Heart Club
, would be completely different from the debut production, the much-loved, award-winning Daffodils
It would feature a more complex, darker story which would push every element of the music, story and staging. The result is The Deliberate Disappearance of My Friend, Jack Hartnett
, with an original soundtrack and an epic story which jumps from Auckland to Amsterdam but is performed by just one actor, Todd Emerson
, with a live band comprising composer Abraham Kunin, Leon Radojkovic (Brel
, Live, Live Cinema
) and Alex Freer, who will tour with Tiny Ruins and Bic Runga later this year.
Bright says Daffodils
, a nostalgic cabaret-style story of her parents' romance, put the heart into Bullet Heart Club
, whereas Jack Hartnett
provided the bullet. Although different in tone and genre to Daffodils
, it stays within their signature style of bringing together contemporary music, media and stories.
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