Arthur Meek is a New York-based New Zealand playwright and performer who works at the intersection of art and commerce. In fact, he thinks business IS an art. #ErewhonFringe
There’s always something to buy at Arthur’s shows – from dishwasher-unsafe commemorative teaspoons to apartments in the future-historical colony of Erewhon [scheduled for construction in 1375CE] - Arthur never ceases to identify opportunities to separate you from your money.
Arthur has been the Harriet Friedlander New York Resident and the CNZ Playmarket Playwrights Studio Scotland Resident. He is the co founder of bureauworkspaces.com - a shared office and meeting space in Wellington, New Zealand designed for consultants, entrepreneurs and fellow confidence artists.
He likes to wear suits.
"a sublime achievement" - David Kettle, The List
A man from the past tries to colonize people from the future.
by Arthur Meek, music by Eva Prowse
Fresh from a five-star run at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, an antique magic lantern projector, an iPhone and live music shine new light on a Victorian sci-fi novel in which a man from the past tries to colonize people from the future.
Written and performed by NY-based kiwi playwright and newly qualified magic lantern showman Arthur Meek, with music by pop powerhouse Eva Prowse who will play live from the future!
(Well, 16 hours into the future from New Zealand…)
This delightful multimedia event playfully welds future, past and present into a glittering bracelet of time.
Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:00pm
Tickets $15 adv / $20 door
This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, first-served.
★★★★★ EdFestMag - “Funny, intellectual new work”
★★★★ The List - “Meek’s Erewhon is a sublime achievement”
★★★★ Broadway Baby - “Both entertaining and thematically satisfying”
★★★★ Fringe Guru
★★★★ British Theater Guide
★★★★ The Herald
Lyn Gardner’s pick of Edinburgh Festival 2018
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SHOW - Fringe Review
Directed by Nicholas Bone and Geoff Pinfield.
Presented in association with Magnetic North Theatre Company (Scotland), Playmarket New Zealand and with thanks to the Magic Lantern Society of the US & Canada and The American Magic Lantern Theater.
An antique magic lantern projector, an iPhone and a live musical score shine new light on a classic sci-fi tale. A Victorian explorer discovers a colony of refugees; time-travellers from the 21st Century escaping their dependence on its technology.
A multimedia collaboration between Edinburgh's own Magnetic North, and newly-qualified magic lantern showman Arthur Meek. Featuring an original musical score played live by New Zealand pop powerhouse Eva Prowse. Directed by Nicholas Bone and Geoff Pinfield
"marvellous production... I am singularly, utterly delighted." - Erin Harrington, The Pantograph Punch.
Presented by Arthur Meek, co-produced with Magnetic North