Southern Magpie is the film and theatre production company of writer and director Max Kirk.
We commit to finding bold and moving stories from across Aotearoa New Zealand and staging them for audiences throughout the UK.
"passion, playfulness, tenderness and brutality all flicker between them like lightning sparks... Southern Magpie are clearly one to watch."
A BIT ABOUT US
Southern Magpie was founded as Southern Magpie Theatre in 2017 with the aim of discovering bold and moving stories from across the world, with a particular focus on New Zealand, and staging them for audiences around the UK. Our debut production of Skin Tight by Gary Henderson played at the Hope Theatre, Islington and recieved numerous 5 star reviews and an Off West End Award Nomination for Best Director.
We have now moved into making our first short film, Our Old Den and are excited to announce it's premier at Fasntet Film Festival, Ireland and Lighthouse International Film Festival, USA.
Please get in touch via email or click the button below for bookings or more info.
Artistic Director - Max Kirk
Max is a theatre and film director and writer with tri-nationality (New Zealand, Ireland, United Kingdom) and a keen interest in kiwi theatre. He graduated LAMDA's MA Directing programme in 2017 and has worked at numerous venues in London, Bristol, Oxford and Edinburgh.
by Gary Henderson.
The Hope Theatre 2017
Directed by Max Kirk
Designed by Rachael Twyford
Lighting Design by Oliver Bush
Costume Design by Kilah Williams
Produced by Cindy McClean-Bibby for Southern Magpie Theatre
Tom - Philippe Edwards
Elizabeth - Louise Hoare
Off West End Award Nomination 2017 - Best Director
CRITICS CHOICE BEST SHOW 2017 - London Pub Theatres
"A polished piece of work from an exciting new company. Southern Magpie are clearly one to watch."
"Moving, provocative, and truly original as a piece of art, this hidden gem is definitely worth seeing."
"fervently brought to life... we should highly anticipate what is next to come from Southern Magpie Theatre"
"solid writing and superb acting really draws the audience in and holds them spellbound"
NEWS & UPDATES
Our Old Den is an Official Selection for Lighthouse International Film Festival 2021
Skin Tight by Gary Henderson at The Hope Theatre - brilliantly directed and performed two-hander that is seared into my memory for its beauty, energy and poignancy.