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21 - 25 Feb 2017
8.30pm (Tu & Wed)
9.30pm (Th)
6.30pm (Fri & Sat)

Basement Theatre


Basement Theatre and Auckland Fringe present:


By Emma Hall & Prue Clark

621 opinions in 45 minutes. 

Inspired by Tim Etchells’ Sight is the Sense, Emma Hall (Australia) performs a poetic study of the personal soapbox and a fantastical ride through the subconscious mind.

“Farting breaks the ice. Ice caps are good places for Japanese butoh dancing. Dancing fills your body with happy chemicals. Chemicals are destroying the oceans. The Arctic is not a safe place to visit. The polar bears are angry with you...” 

This award-winning solo is a “funny, withering, and moving” piece about the fallibility of thought in our quest to solve the riddles of our world.

WINNER 2015 Melbourne Festival Discovery Award
WINNER 2015 Melbourne Fringe WA Tour Ready Award
WINNER 2015 Adelaide Fringe Best Theatre - Weekly Award

Written and performed by Emma Hall
Directed by Prue Clark 
Set and Lighting Design by Amelia Lever-Davidson
Sound by SS. Sebastian
Mentored by Bagryana Popov

Emma Hall and Prue Clark are theatre-makers originally from New Zealand, and now based in Melbourne. They share an interest in experimental non-narrative performance forms and contemporary activism. Influences include: Tim Etchells (Forced Entertainment), Nicola Gunn, Bryony Kimmings and Ontroerend Goed.

PLEASE NOTE:  No entry after show starts.


$15 - $24.50


45 minutes


Accessible seating available

Content Warnings:

Adult themes and coarse language

This Event is a:

  • NZ Premiere
  • Internationally based artists
  • Award winning

Catch ten minute excerpts of We May Have To Choose at Auckland Live's Summer in the Square.
Find out more details here.

★★★★ brain-prodding, riveting theatre... genius
— Sydney Morning Herald/The Age
★★★★★ 5/5 - beautifully simple, intensely clever... intimate, funny, honest and unlike anything I’ve seen at the Fringe this year
— ThreeWeeks
★★★★★ We May Have to Choose is so much more than a monologue. Hall is strong and utterly charming. There is fire in her eyes and in her belly as she reflects on the world. This show will leave your head reeling
— The Australia Times