Meet Tom Spotswood, an insurance investigator who has lost his socks, his suitcase, his career, his ex-wife and, most importantly, his son, Frank.
Tom is being followed by Robert Valentine, the mysterious owner of the horse with no sperm; Alastair Shook and his van of guards; and Spud, a demolition man who is using his wrecking ball to bring down the most beautiful movie theatre in town, The Century. To find his son, Tom will have to come to terms with his past – a past he ran away from. But first, he will have to find those socks.
From performances in the New Zealand Festival, Auckland Writers Festival, and Tauranga and Nelson Arts Festivals, Demolition of the Century sees author/performer Duncan Sarkies (Two Little Boys / Scarfies / Flight of the Conchords) adapting his own novel for the stage, creating a humorous and sometimes heartbreaking look at families, memories and the fragility of the human mind. Sarkies is accompanied by acclaimed musician Joe Blossom for an exciting hybrid of theatre, musical performance and spoken word.