Hijinks, hypertension and hilarity - Mark Hadlow, Alison Quigan, Ray Henwood and Louise Wallace to star in cardio-arresting comedy

Auckland Theatre Company's production of Last Legs by Roger Hall will play in Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga

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Auckland Theatre Company’s (ATC) premiere season in the ASB Waterfront Theatre would not be complete without a work by one of New Zealand’s most popular and prolific playwrights, the unstoppable Roger Hall.

ATC’s production of Roger Hall’s Last Legs will play from 12 – 27 September, before heading off on tour to Hamilton’s Clarence Theatre from 5 – 7 October, and Tauranga’s Baycourt Community Arts Centre from the 13 – 15 October.

Last Legs is a lethally-funny black comedy about sex, death and politics, with an irresistible appeal to the old and bold of heart.

News that Bill English is to open a new wing of the Cambridge Retirement Village sparks a revolution amongst its residents.

Though many want to turn on something special for the PM, others are less enthused and plan to stage a protest. Soon, new fractures appear along old fault lines, transforming the swanky facility into a hotbed of insurrection, intrigue and infidelity.

The shenanigans and skulduggery continue right up to the last minute - with the Prime Minister's car only moments away, a vehicle suddenly blocks the driveway. What's worse, it's a hearse!

Real Housewives of Auckland star Louise Wallace (Agent Anna, Shortland Street) will make her Auckland Theatre Company debut, alongside the star-studded cast which includes some of our country’s most illustrious theatre actors, including Mark Hadlow (The Hobbit, King Kong, Nell Gwynn), Ray Henwood ONZM (Lord of the Rings, Heroes, The Crucible), Alison Quigan (Shortland Street, Calendar Girls, August Osage County) and Catherine Wilkin (Mcleod’s Daughters, Trees Beneath the Lake, The Importance of Being Earnest).

Led by an expert creative team of experienced Roger Hall practitioners - including director Colin McColl, set designer Rachael Walker (Venus in Fur, That Bloody Woman, Angels in America), Last Legs is a chance to laugh, as if it were your last.

 

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CONTACT

For media information, images and interviews, please contact Miryam Jacobi, Mr Fahrenheit Publicity on +64273662277.

 

Further information: 

SEASON INFORMATION

Last Legs

Written by: Roger Hall

Directed by: Colin McColl

 

Auckland  

12 – 27 September, 2017

ASB Waterfront Theatre, Halsey Street, Wynyard Quarter

 

Tauranga

13 – 15 October, 2017

Baycourt Community Arts Centre

38 Durham Street, Tauranga 3110

 

Hamilton

5 – 7 October, 2017

Clarence St Theatre

59 Clarence St, Hamilton Lake, Hamilton 3204

 

Booking info:

www.atc.co.nz  or 09 309 3395

 

CAST

Mark Hadlow

Ray Henwood

Alison Quigan

Catherine Wilkin

Louise Wallace

Margaret-Mary Hollins

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Director: Colin McColl

Set designer: Rachael Walker

Costume designer: Debbie Thearie

Lighting designer: Nik Janiurek

Sound designer: John Gibson