by Ella West

Directed by Calum Beck & Jess Keogh

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Yellow Hut is a modern mystery psychological thriller, taking place entirely at the iconic Ōtepoti Yellow Hut. Written by local Ōtepoti playwright Ella West.

The Globe Theatre is thrilled to “keep it local” with our second show of the 2024 season, “Yellow Hut” by local author and playwright Ella West. Not only is the script written by a Dunedin based author, but the story itself is set in a real Otago backcountry location; the titular “Yellow Hut” in Silverpeaks Scenic Reserve, Otago.

When three pairs of strangers take shelter from a snowstorm overnight, past events that took place in the hut come to the surface and torment its current inhabitants. But is it the huts past, the sense of isolation, or the weight of living with buried secrets that cause the huts guests to slowly break as the night goes on?

As the night begins, married couple Grant and Donna are joined in the hut by students Mark and Annalise, bringing with them a chilling story about why it is named “Yellow Hut”. Later and after the arrival of hunters Geoff and Tom, the events of the story from the past begin to manifest right before the eyes of the six current guests.

With all ghost stories come belief and doubts, but our characters and audiences will have to look, listen, and decide for themselves what they truly believe is happening. How is a story from the past forcing current secrets to the surface? Lives and relationships will never be the same as the haunting events of the night bring everyone in the hut closer to breaking point… but how many will break?

We are delighted to announce our cast, a mixture of familiar and new faces at The Globe Theatre!

Nic Turner as Grant

Sheena Townsend as Donna

Jackson Rosie as Mark

Kairi Mortensen-Morunga as Annalise

Jacob Blomfield as Tom

Andrew Matheson as Geoff

Yellow Hut deals with mature themes including drug use, domestic violence, sexual themes, and physical violence is portrayed on the stage. The Globe Theatre advises that the show is best suited to audience members aged 18+, and for 16-17 year olds to consider the themes as advised before purchasing tickets.