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The End of the Golden Weather

The End of the Golden Weather
Wednesday 21 September at 6.00pm
Ōkaihau Hall, Ōkaihau
Thursday 22 September at 6.00pm
Duke of Marlborough, Russell
Tickets: Full $44, Concession $38
Duration: 90 minutes (no interval)

Caroline and Dave say: This a Kiwi classic performed by a classic Kiwi actor in the way it was meant to be performed – can’t wait.

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‘I invite you to join me, in a voyage into the past, to that territory of the heart we call childhood.’

Bruce Mason is perhaps New Zealand’s most significant playwright. His quintessential Kiwi classic chronicles the friendship between a 12-year-old boy and the wild-limbed Firpo, an outcast who dreams of winning an Olympic medal. When the boy sets out to help Firpo, ignoring his father’s rebukes and community ridicule, a battle rages between the eternal optimism of childhood and the harsh pragmatism of adulthood. The End of the Golden Weather is set in a perfect 1930s summer and is New Zealand storytelling at its very best.

In the 1960s and 70s, Bruce Mason performed the play over 1000 times in theatres and community halls through the country. Auckland actor Stephen Lovatt, who performed this solo play at the Edinburgh Fringe, and director Shane Bosher beautifully recreate the style of Mason’s one man show.