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Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 - Sat. 7 Oct, 2017

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Middle Age Spread (-)

 
MIDDLE AGE SPREAD
By Roger Hall

 
Friday 29 & Saturday 30 September 7.30pm
Sunday 1 October 2pm
Thursday 5, Friday 6 & Saturday 7 October 7.30pm
Repertory Theatre, Ridgway Street

Middle Age Spread is a comedy with a serious undertone. Three middle age couples are entrapped in the wonders of being middle age. Bored with themselves, their partners and the daily routines of job, family and household chores. It contains moments of excitement and revelation but does this change anything? If you are looking for a moral or reason to being middle age you will find it in the play’s final line.

Written by Roger Hall in 1977.

Not suitable for under 13s – Adult language

Finish approx. 9.15pm

Adult $25         Senior $20
Student $20     Child U16 $15
Rep member Ad $20/Snr $19
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Web:  www.wanganuirepertorytheatre.co.nz

Modern Maori Quartet (-)

MODERN MĀORI QUARTET

That’s Us! Album Tour
with Annie Crummer

Due to unforseen circumstances this show has been cancelled


Sunday 1 October 7.30pm
Royal Wanganui Opera House

Following a month in Edinburgh, Kiwi crooners Modern Māori Quartet return for a national tour with their debut album “That’s Us!”. Taking in some of the finest halls and theatres Aotearoa has on offer, the Quartet are guaranteed to entertain with their signature blend of off-beat comedy, stage routines and an array of original songs, New Zealand classics and traditional waiata.

Annie Crummer, local superstar and Pacific Music Awards “Lifetime Achievement” recipient, will be joining the boys on tour, as will frequent MMQ collaborator Awhimai Fraser, making this a Kiwiana show not to be missed.

“… the new face of Maori showbands, handsome, hilarious and harmonious ... entertainment at its best” – Theatreview

Doors 7pm - no interval - Finish approx. 9.10pm

Tickets $55

 

Web:  www.modernmaoriquartet.nz

Monday, October 02, 2017

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017

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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

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Thursday, October 05, 2017

Middle Age Spread (-)

 
MIDDLE AGE SPREAD
By Roger Hall

 
Friday 29 & Saturday 30 September 7.30pm
Sunday 1 October 2pm
Thursday 5, Friday 6 & Saturday 7 October 7.30pm
Repertory Theatre, Ridgway Street

Middle Age Spread is a comedy with a serious undertone. Three middle age couples are entrapped in the wonders of being middle age. Bored with themselves, their partners and the daily routines of job, family and household chores. It contains moments of excitement and revelation but does this change anything? If you are looking for a moral or reason to being middle age you will find it in the play’s final line.

Written by Roger Hall in 1977.

Not suitable for under 13s – Adult language

Finish approx. 9.15pm

Adult $25         Senior $20
Student $20     Child U16 $15
Rep member Ad $20/Snr $19
btn-booknow


Web:  www.wanganuirepertorytheatre.co.nz

Friday, October 06, 2017

Whanganui Literary Festival 2017 (-)

Playwriting Workshop with Roger Hall                                   

1.30 – 3.30pm
Venue: meet in the atrium foyer, UCOL main entrance


Arguably New Zealand’s best-known and best-loved playwright Roger Hall facilitates a two-hour workshop (“a playwriting boot camp”) that will pack in a huge amount of practical advice within the two hours.

Limited tickets
Admission: $50

 

Main Events

 
Grand Opening                                                                               

6.00 – 7.00pm
Venue: Pioneer Room, War Memorial Centre, Watt Street
 
The evening begins with drinks and nibbles as you mix and mingle with fellow booklovers and authors. The Festival will be officially opened by Whanganui Mayor Hamish McDouall.

Bookings: Not required
Admission: Free



Getting the Language Right                                                        

7.30 – 8.30pm
Venue: Concert Chamber, War Memorial Centre, Watt Street

When asked recently by a primary school student what was the best thing about being a writer, C.K. Stead replied, “Getting the language right”. Working in many genres – poetry, essays. short stories, novels and literary criticism – over five decades, he has certainly lived up to that maxim. The stories in his latest collection, The Name on the Door Is Not Mine, are described by Stephen Stratford in The Listener as “The best of Stead, with their light touch, precise observation and sheer brio”. Stead’s many literary awards and honours include the 2009 Prime Minister’s Award for literary achievement in fiction. He is also a Member of the Order of New Zealand, and is New Zealand Poet Laureate for 2015-2017. C.K. Stead will discuss his work with local writer Joan Rosier-Jones.

Admission: $15 (Friends $12)

 

Middle Age Spread (-)

 
MIDDLE AGE SPREAD
By Roger Hall

 
Friday 29 & Saturday 30 September 7.30pm
Sunday 1 October 2pm
Thursday 5, Friday 6 & Saturday 7 October 7.30pm
Repertory Theatre, Ridgway Street

Middle Age Spread is a comedy with a serious undertone. Three middle age couples are entrapped in the wonders of being middle age. Bored with themselves, their partners and the daily routines of job, family and household chores. It contains moments of excitement and revelation but does this change anything? If you are looking for a moral or reason to being middle age you will find it in the play’s final line.

Written by Roger Hall in 1977.

Not suitable for under 13s – Adult language

Finish approx. 9.15pm

Adult $25         Senior $20
Student $20     Child U16 $15
Rep member Ad $20/Snr $19
btn-booknow


Web:  www.wanganuirepertorytheatre.co.nz

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Whanganui Literary Festival 2017 (-)

“Fifteen Years To Be An Overnight Success”                      
 
10.00 – 11.00am
Venue: Concert Chamber, War Memorial Centre, Watt Street
 
Seventy years a theatregoer; 50 years a writer; 40 years a playwright, New Zealand theatre icon Roger Hall’s first stage play, Glide Time, was produced in 1976. He has been writing a play almost every year since then, along with musicals and pantomimes. Recent plays include Who Wants to be a Hundred (Anyone Who’s 99); Four Flat Whites in Italy; A Short Cut to Happiness; and You Can Always Hand Them Back. He has been awarded a QSO, a CNZM and an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Victoria University. He was the first playwright to receive the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement.

Roger will tell the little-known story of his early beginnings in New Zealand and provide plenty of laughs along the way.

Admission: $15 (Friends $12)


Writing, Music and Memoir                                             
 
11.30am – 12.30pm
Venue: Concert Chamber, War Memorial Centre, Watt Street
 
Nick Bollinger was introduced to Beethoven, Gilbert & Sullivan and the Fireside Book of Folk Songs as a preschooler. His life changed at the age of five, when he heard the Beatles' recording of 'Twist and Shout'. Nick went on to become a bass player, a member of many bands, a writer, critic and broadcaster. He has been a music columnist for The Listener and presents The Sampler on RNZ National. He is the author of How To Listen To Pop Music, 100 Essential New Zealand Albums, and Goneville, which won the Adam Prize for Creative Writing in 2015. Goneville is both a coming-of-age story and an exploration of New Zealand music in the 1970s. Nick will appear in conversation with Rik Jones.

Admission: $15 (Friends $12)

 

A Poem for the Queen                                                                  
 
1.30 – 2.30pm
Venue: Concert Chamber, War Memorial Centre, Watt Street
 
Selina Tusitala Marsh writes of her work: “The wondrous thing about a poem is that it’s an ‘ala’ – the proto-Polynesian word for ‘path’. As a ‘Tusitala’ my poems are paths between cultures and world views”. The acclaimed, ‘Fast –Talking PI’ poet and scholar performs a selection of her work and talks about how an ala led to the Sacrarium Steps at Westminister Abbey as part of a wider discussion about the politics of her poetry. She was the first person of Pacific descent to graduate with a PhD in English from the University of Auckland, where she now lectures in creative writing and Māori and Pacific literary studies. Selina’s first collection of poems, Fast Talking PI, won the 2010 NZSA Jessie Mackay Best First Book Award for Poetry. She was the Commonwealth Poet for 2016.


Admission: $15 (Friends $12)


Moving Between Forms                                                               
 
3.00 – 4.00pm
Venue: Concert Chamber, War Memorial Centre, Watt Street
 
Novelist, short fiction writer, playwright and poet Fiona Farrell is well known for her versatility in moving between forms. In 2013, she was awarded the $100,000 Creative New Zealand Michael King Writer’s Fellowship to research and write twin books exploring post-quake Christchurch, one fiction and one non-fiction. The result was The Villa at the Edge of the Empire: One Hundred Ways to Read a City, a finalist in the 2016 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.  Fiona has won many awards including the Prime Minister’s Award for fiction and was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for Services to Literature in 2012. She will talk with Mary-Ann Ewing about her work in various forms and life after the fragmentation of the Christchurch earthquake.

Admission: $15 (Friends $12)


Cocktails and Canapes                                                                 
 
5.30 – 7.00pm
Venue: Mud Ducks Cafe, 31 Taupo Quay
  
Join our writers for a mix and mingle and enjoy conversations with other booklovers. Ticket price includes one drink plus food. Additional drinks available for purchase.
 
Bookings essential
Admission: $25
 

“Fifteen Years To Be An Overnight Success”                       10.00 – 11.00am

 

Seventy years a theatregoer; 50 years a writer; 40 years a playwright, New Zealand theatre icon Roger Hall’s first stage play, Glide Time, was produced in 1976. He has been writing a play almost every year since then, along with musicals and pantomimes. Recent plays include Who Wants to be a Hundred (Anyone Who’s 99); Four Flat Whites in Italy; A Short Cut to Happiness; and You Can Always Hand Them Back. He has been awarded a QSO, a CNZM and an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Victoria University. He was the first playwright to receive the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement.

Roger will tell the little-known story of his early beginnings in New Zealand and provide plenty of laughs along the way.

 

Venue: Concert Chamber, War Memorial Centre, Watt Street

Bookings: Royal Wanganui Opera House

Admission: $15 (Friends $12)

 

 

Writing, Music and Memoir                                              11.30am – 12.30pm

 

Nick Bollinger was introduced to Beethoven, Gilbert & Sullivan and the Fireside Book of Folk Songs as a preschooler. His life changed at the age of five, when he heard the Beatles' recording of 'Twist and Shout'. Nick went on to become a bass player, a member of many bands, a writer, critic and broadcaster. He has been a music columnist for The Listener and presents The Sampler on RNZ National. He is the author of How To Listen To Pop Music, 100 Essential New Zealand Albums, and Goneville, which won the Adam Prize for Creative Writing in 2015. Goneville is both a coming-of-age story and an exploration of New Zealand music in the 1970s. Nick will appear in conversation with Rik Jones.

Venue: Concert Chamber, War Memorial Centre, Watt Street

Bookings: Royal Wanganui Opera House

Admission: $15 (Friends $12)

 

 

A Poem for the Queen                                                                   1.30 – 2.30pm

 

Selina Tusitala Marsh writes of her work: “The wondrous thing about a poem is that it’s an ‘ala’ – the proto-Polynesian word for ‘path’. As a ‘Tusitala’ my poems are paths between cultures and world views”. The acclaimed, ‘Fast –Talking PI’ poet and scholar performs a selection of her work and talks about how an ala led to the Sacrarium Steps at Westminister Abbey as part of a wider discussion about the politics of her poetry. She was the first person of Pacific descent to graduate with a PhD in English from the University of Auckland, where she now lectures in creative writing and Māori and Pacific literary studies. Selina’s first collection of poems, Fast Talking PI, won the 2010 NZSA Jessie Mackay Best First Book Award for Poetry. She was the Commonwealth Poet for 2016.

 

Venue: Concert Chamber, War Memorial Centre, Watt Street

Bookings: Royal Wanganui Opera House

Admission: $15 (Friends $12)

 

 

Moving Between Forms                                                                3.00 – 4.00pm

 

Novelist, short fiction writer, playwright and poet Fiona Farrell is well known for her versatility in moving between forms. In 2013, she was awarded the $100,000 Creative New Zealand Michael King Writer’s Fellowship to research and write twin books exploring post-quake Christchurch, one fiction and one non-fiction. The result was The Villa at the Edge of the Empire: One Hundred Ways to Read a City, a finalist in the 2016 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.  Fiona has won many awards including the Prime Minister’s Award for fiction and was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for Services to Literature in 2012. She will talk with Mary-Ann Ewing about her work in various forms and life after the fragmentation of the Christchurch earthquake.

 

Venue: Concert Chamber, War Memorial Centre, Watt Street

Bookings: Royal Wanganui Opera House

Admission: $15 (Friends $12)

 

 

 

Cocktails and Canapes                                                                  5.30 – 7.00pm

 

Join our writers for a mix and mingle and enjoy conversations with other booklovers. Ticket price includes one drink plus food. Additional drinks available for purchase.

 

Venue: Mud Ducks Cafe, 31 Taupo Quay

Bookings: Royal Wanganui Opera House

Admission: $25

Middle Age Spread (-)

 
MIDDLE AGE SPREAD
By Roger Hall

 
Friday 29 & Saturday 30 September 7.30pm
Sunday 1 October 2pm
Thursday 5, Friday 6 & Saturday 7 October 7.30pm
Repertory Theatre, Ridgway Street

Middle Age Spread is a comedy with a serious undertone. Three middle age couples are entrapped in the wonders of being middle age. Bored with themselves, their partners and the daily routines of job, family and household chores. It contains moments of excitement and revelation but does this change anything? If you are looking for a moral or reason to being middle age you will find it in the play’s final line.

Written by Roger Hall in 1977.

Not suitable for under 13s – Adult language

Finish approx. 9.15pm

Adult $25         Senior $20
Student $20     Child U16 $15
Rep member Ad $20/Snr $19
btn-booknow


Web:  www.wanganuirepertorytheatre.co.nz

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