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CíMON BLACK!



by Roger Hall
Directed by Andrew Foster
Armstrong Creative

[1hr 10min, no interval | 1hr 35min, incl. interval]

at Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka
13 Apr 2011

Downstage Theatre, Wellington
From 8 Jun 2011 to 2 Jul 2011

16th Avenue Theatre, 174 16th Ave, Tauranga
From 26 Oct 2011 to 27 Oct 2011



Reviewed by:  Caroline HarkerJohn SmytheEwen Coleman (The Dominion Post); Deb Meldrum;

 

 

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Following a hugely successful national tour in the 1990s, Roger Hall's Rugby World Cup comedy C'Mon Black! is back. This brand new production features the stellar talent of Gavin Rutherford (Le Sud, Robin Hood) as the rugby-mad South Island dairy farmer Dickie Hart.

Cow-cockie Dickie has never been off the farm to travel, but it's a World Cup Year (1995) for heaven's sake! Dickie sets off to South Africa on a supporters' tour to follow the best rugby team in the world, and to see them bring home the World Cup. With Jonah Lomu, Zinny and Fitzy on the team, how can they possibly lose?

On his trip, Dickie encounters big games and big game; Zulus, Aucklanders and other foreign cultures; and learns a heap about himself.

This big-hearted revival of one of New Zealand's favourite plays – written by the country's favourite playwright about our favourite sport – is the ideal entertainment for World Cup year.

Directed by Andrew Foster, and produced by Armstrong Creative (Niu Sila, King and Country, Le Sud), C'Mon Black! is a once-in-a-lifetime World Cup trip you won't want to miss.

With thanks to Playmarket 

When
13 April, 7pm, Lake Wanaka Centre 
14 April, 7pm, Cromwell Memorial Hall 
15 April, 7pm, Glenorchy Hall
Door sales from 6pm 

Duration: 70 minutes no interval
Price: $36
Bookings: Book Online

Supported By: Creative New Zealand, Pub Charity
Sponsored By: Aurora   

Downstage Theatre

8 Jun – 2 Jul
Book at our box office, phone
04 801 6946

Opening Night:  Thurs 9 June

Performance Times
Tuesday - Wednesday 6.30pm
Thursday - Saturday 8pm
(no shows Sun and Mon)

Matinees:  Sat 25 June & 2 July, 4pm 
Meet the Artists:  Tue 21 June (post show)
Duration:  95 min including interval

Ticket Prices (Allocated Seating) 
Best 100:
$39
Full A Reserve:
$46
Concession:
$39
Members:
$38
Students:
$25  

 

 



Featuring Gavin Rutherford as Dickie Hart

Producers – Caroline and Dave Armstrong, Armstrong Creative
Lighting Design – Paul O'Brien
Stage Manager – Miriam Sobey
Technical Operator – Brian Fairbrother
Photography – Stephen A'Court
Producers – Caroline and Dave Armstrong, Armstrong Creative
Lighting Design – Paul O'Brien
Stage Manager – Miriam Sobey
Technical Operator – Brian Fairbrother
Photography – Stephen A'Court