What's on in Auckland 2019
by Gary Henderson
Directed by Kristof Haines email@example.com
Season DATES: Saturday 21 March to Saturday 4 April, 2020
Set on the Banks Peninsula in the 1960’s, this is a warmhearted and open-eyed snapshot of life in New Zealand’s 20th century rural communities, and an insightful glimpse into the concerns, dreams and joys of childhood.
Michael Hope lives on a volcano - and while geological rumblings may remain deep underground, unrest in the adult world threatens to erupt into his life, changing everything. Peninsula is a bittersweet coming of age story, rich with Kiwi nostalgia.
Bookings will be available on iTicket in March
Dolphin Theatre Presents
By Roger Hall
Directed by Glenda Pearce
Season: 21 Feb - 07 Mar
Last Legs is a fly-on-the-wall insight into the life of an upmarket retirement community - The Cambridge. Affairs, grudges, dodgy deals, ailments, love and lust - it’s there in all its unglamorous but hysterical glory. News that the Prime Minister is to open a new wing sparks a revolution among its residents. Many want to turn on something special, but others are less enthused and plan to stage a protest. Life in this village is anything but dull!
Bookings: Dolphin Theatre
Ellerslie Theatrical Society Presents
by David Auburn
Directed by Carl Drake
12 to 21 March 2020 at 8pm
Matinees Sunday 15 and Saturday 21 March at 2pm
No evening performance Sunday 15 March
No performance Monday 16 March
On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her fathers who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father's madness—or genius—will she inherit?
Proof contains themes of death, depression, mental illness, and adult language. The play won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play.
Howick Little Theatre Presents
Stag And Doe
A Comedy by Mark Crawford
Directed by Jake La Jeunesse
Bonnie and Brad are holding a Stag and Doe fundraising event to help pay for their wedding. They agree to share the local hall with Mandy and Rob, whose wedding reception tent has blown down. But both couples are at each other’s throats, the catering staff are in jail and one of the bridesmaids is on the rebound. A hilarious look at small-town weddings gone wrong. A New Zealand premiere.
Mairangi Players Presents
First Things First
by Derek Benfield
Directed by Bob Lack
Season: 28 March - 4th April 2020
Pete and George are old friends. In fact, such good old friends that George has been Pete's best man at both of his weddings. Pete, now happily married to Sarah, is appalled when George arrives with the news that his first wife Jessica was not killed in a climbing accident as they had thought but is alive and well and keen to resume her life with Pete! This unexpected revelation leads to a series of hilarious situations as Peter and George try to find a way out of this desperate plight without upsetting either of Pete's wives or his second wife's powerful mother. Another riotous comedy from the author of Beyond a Joke, Look Who's Talking, and Bedside Manners.
Titirangi Theatre Presents
A Skull in Connemara by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh.
March 10th - 21st 2020
For one week every autumn Mick Dowd is employed to disinter bodies from the church's graveyard to make way for the recently deceased.
The news arrives that they will be digging up the section of the graveyard where Mick's wife, who died under mysterious circumstances in a car crash, is buried.
Mick, however, discovers that his wife's grave has been pillaged, and she's missing. Friend and neighbour Maryjonny helps uncover a plot, with generous helpings of the poteen, and a very entertaining and dark comedy emerges.