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Peninsula by Gary Henderson

15 Aug 2020 - 29 Aug 2020


Saturday 15 August 2020, 8.00pm - Saturday 15 August 2020, 10.30pm

Sunday 16 August 2020, 2.00pm - Sunday 16 August 2020, 4.30pm

Wednesday 19 August 2020, 8.00pm - Wednesday 19 August 2020, 10.30pm

Thursday 20 August 2020, 8.00pm - Thursday 20 August 2020, 10.30pm

Friday 21 August 2020, 8.00pm - Friday 21 August 2020, 10.30pm

Saturday 22 August 2020, 8.00pm - Saturday 22 August 2020, 10.30pm

Sunday 23 August 2020, 2.00pm - Sunday 23 August 2020, 4.30pm

Wednesday 26 August 2020, 8.00pm - Wednesday 26 August 2020, 10.30pm

Thursday 27 August 2020, 8.00pm - Thursday 27 August 2020, 10.30pm

Friday 28 August 2020, 8.00pm - Friday 28 August 2020, 10.30pm

Saturday 29 August 2020, 8.00pm - Saturday 29 August 2020, 10.30pm


The Rose Centre - Community Centre and Theatre, 4 School Road, Belmont, Auckland

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  • Adult $27
  • Senior/Student with ID $22
  • Children 12 and under $15
  • Special price for 15 & 22 August $20


09 361 1000


Ten-year-old Michael Hope lives on a volcano, but while geological rumblings stay deep underground, unrest in the adult world threatens to erupt into his life, changing everything.

Set on the South Island's Banks Peninsula in the 1960s, Peninsula is a warmly nostalgic, bittersweet coming of age tale.

When the play premiered at the Christchurch Arts Festival in 2005, The Press reviewer Alan Scott rated it highly.

"It is a play of impressive and unusual quality, a New Zealand play, set on our own doorstep, which evokes a Banks Peninsula childhood of 40 years ago.

However, like all good theatre, it transcends its specific time and location to give us an insight into the universal human heart.

I cannot think of a New Zealand production that drives more deeply into the memories of the audience."

Written by Gary Henderson and directed by Kristof Haines.

Each of the following actors plays an older and younger character:

Jono Capel-Baker, Ross Anderson, Rebekah Talsma, Sofie Gabriel, and Duncan Preston.

Presented by arrangement with Playmarket.


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