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Adapted from the book by Richard Meros, by Geoff Pinfield and Arthur Meek
Performed by Arthur Meek
Directed by Geoff Pinfield

[1 hr]

at BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Tce, Wellington
From 8 Mar 2012 to 17 Mar 2012

Fortune Theatre Studio, Dunedin
From 20 Mar 2012 to 23 Mar 2012

Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre, The Edge, Auckland
From 15 May 2012 to 19 May 2012

Meteor Theatre, Hamilton
From 22 Jun 2012 to 23 Jun 2012

Suter Theatre, Nelson
From 18 Oct 2012 to 19 Oct 2012

Takaka Village Theatre, Takaka
20 Oct 2012

Downstage Theatre, Wellington
From 23 Nov 2012 to 1 Dec 2012

Reviewed by:  John SmytheRyan Brown-Haysom (Salient); Laurie Atkinson [Reproduced with permission of Fairfax Media] (The Dominion Post); Lynn Freeman (Capital Times); Terry MacTavishReynald CastanedaRosabel TanRichard HowardSarah Dunn (Nelson Mail); Helen Sims;

He tried to save New Zealand by becoming Helen Clark's young lover... He failed.  

Now, the Chapman-Tripp® award-winning Richard Meros is back, with a new nuclear-PowerPoint® to prove the number-8 wire nation faces extinction, our pioneer culture eclipsed by the globalised Fonterra® farmer with a Facebook® account.

Meros alone holds the key to our salvation – the craggy New Zealand hardness that still glimmers within the most urbane of latte-drinkers. The spirit of The Southern Man.

There will be politicking and merchandise, so bring cash.

 BATS Theatre, 1 KentTerrace, Wellington
8 – 17 March 2012

Ticket Prices
Full $18.00
Concession $14.00 

Then at various Festival venues ... 

Meteor Theatre 
Fri 22 Jun-23 Jun, 9pm

Nelson Arts Festival 2012 

Suter Theatre
18 - 19 October, 7pm

Takaka Village Theatre 
20 October, 8pm

Richard Meros Salutes the Southern Man
by Geoff Pinfield and Arthur Meek, adapted from the book by Richard Meros

Season Dates:  23 NOV – 1 DEC 2012

Thursday 22 November:  Public preview, 8pm
Friday 23 November:  Opening night, 8pm
Saturday 24 November:  8pm & 9.30pm
Tuesday 27 November:  8pm
Wednesday 28 November:  NO SHOW – HOBBIT PREMIERE
Thursday 29 November:  8pm
Friday 30 November:  8pm
Saturday 1 December:  8pm & 9.30pm
Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at (04) 801 6946 or in person at Downstage's box office.  

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