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Theatre Season

Theatre Season
Theatre Season

STUDIO SEASON 2016: Strange & Wonderful
22 – 25 September

TE POU Tokomanawa Theatre
44a Portage Road, New Lynn

Thur 22 Sep 7.30pm Programme A
Fri 23 Sep 7.30pm Programme B
Sat 24 Sep 2pm Programme B
– 7.30pm
Programme A
Sun 4 Sep – 2pm Programme A
– 5pm
Writers Forum
– 7.30pm
Programme B

Ticket Prices
Full price – $20 plus any booking fee
Concession – $15 plus any booking fee

Please email for further information

The Studio Season is a collection of five new, strange and wonderful short plays presented in two programmes which alternate over four nights and two matinees.

Programme A:

Gehenna by Paula Crimmens, directed by Margaret-Mary Hollins. A woman pursues her sister into a hostile underworld.

A Miner Disaster written and directed by Aunty Ree. If any survived, down there alive, I’m certain we’ll never know.

Bait by Ken Burns, directed by Aunty Ree. Two randy workmates compete for the affections of the new guy.

Programme B:

The Albatross by Cath Harkins, directed by Alison Quigan. A soldier brings home the promise of a bright future – and some dark secrets.

The Bond written and directed by Korina Tuahine. A mother’s love, food, paranoia, and model airplanes.

The writers have been mentored by NZ playwright, director and teacher Gary Henderson in the Graduate Studio – a programme he runs at Corban Estate Arts Centre.

The Studio Season includes a free forum with Gary and the writers.
 Further details at

Theatre Season

1 – 4 September.

TE POU Tokomanawa Theatre
44a Portage Road, New Lynn

Thur 1 Sep – Gala Opening 8pm
Fri 2 Sep8pm
Sat 3 Sep 4 pm & 8pm
Sun 4 Sep4pm

Ticket Prices
Full price – $32 plus any booking fee
Concession – $27 plus any booking fee

Starring Michele Hine, Darien Takle, Annie Whittle and Amanda Tito.
Directed by Conrad Newport.
Written by Jess Sayer (recipient of the 2015 Bruce Mason Award).

Please email for further information

The only thing Meryl and her sister ever shared was the ability to make each other absolutely miserable. And now, after 20 years … guess who’s coming for dinner?

A blistering black comedy, peppered with vicious wit and emotional combat, Sham unflinchingly explores the fallout of a family whose secrets have been laid bare.

Jess Sayer’s writing has been described as razor-sharp, brave, absorbingly dark and not for the faint-hearted, with the ability to be off-hand and flippant, then hard-hitting and punishing, sometimes within the same sentence. Sayer was the 2015 recipient of the Bruce Mason Award.

Sham premiered at the Basement in June 2016 to rave reviews.

Photo: Andi Crown

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