An eerie experience of hours spent working alone in a Countdown supermarket drove Ben Anderson to write a play – and not just any play.

Anderson’s “supermarket apocalypse puppet-thriller” follows Tom, a man faced with spending the end of the world trapped in a supermarket with only fruit and vegetables (who, as it happens, seemed hell bent on killing him) for company.

Earlier this week I sat down with Director Ben Anderson to discuss his unusual play, how it came about, dealing with isolation, and what Fringe Festival audiences can expect from this 2017 reimagining of his cult classic. You can watch the interview below.

The Last Man on Earth is Trapped in a Supermarket performs as part of the Auckland Fringe Festival from February 21 to 25 at the Q Theatre. The play is produced by ‘The People who Play with Theatre’ and stars Ryan Dulieu, Chye-Ling Huang, Cole Jenkins.


What: The Last Man on Earth is Trapped in a Supermarket

When: Tuesday Feb 21 – Saturday Feb 25, 8.15pm

Where: Loft, Q Theatre

Tickets: $18 – $24.50, can be purchased here.

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Shawn Moodie
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Shawn has pretty diverse interests and enjoys writing on about whatever happens to take his fancy at the time. A seasoned entertainment reviewer and interviewer, Shawn has also seen every band on his 'Musicians to see before I die' list.

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