Peninsula by Gary Henderson

Peninsula: A nostalgic Kiwi coming of age tale
Peninsula's cast in rehearsal
15 Aug 2020 to 29 Aug 2020
8:00-10:15pm from Wed to Sat, 2:00-4:15pm Sundays
A nostalgic Kiwi coming of age tale
Event type: 
$27 adult, $22 concession, $15 child, $20 15&22/08
The Rose Centre
School Road, Belmont, North Shore, Auckland


10 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, as follows -

"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, 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.

Written by

Company Theatre

17 Jun 2020

Company Theatre is the resident theatre group based at The Rose Centre - on School Road in Belmont, Auckland: Halfway down Devonport Peninsula. We produce three shows a year, and new members are always welcome - with membership being free.