'Peninsula' arrives post Covid-19

The Rose Centre's original March-April season of 'Peninsula' was postponed by a very nasty virus. But like a phoenix rising from the ashes, it takes much more than that to keep a good play down!

Ten year old Michael Hope lives on a volcano – but while geological rumblings stay deep underground, unrest in the adult world threatens to erupt into his life, changing everything.

Set on the South Island's Banks Peninsula in the 1960s, 'Peninsula' is a warmly nostalgic, bittersweet coming of age tale. When the play premiered at the Christchurch Arts Festival in 2005, 'The Press' reviewer Alan Scott said, "I cannot think of a New Zealand production that drives more deeply into the memories of the audience."

Kristof Haines directs this production of playwright Gary Henderson's work, with each of the following actors playing an older and younger character: Jono Capel-Baker, Ross Anderson, Sofie Gabriel, Duncan Preston, and Rebekah Talsma. Tickets can be purchased at iticket.co.nz, search Peninsula.

Regularly at The Rose Centre

  • sKids after-school care
  • Creative Matters after-school art classes
  • CMA and Rebus options for seniors
  • AllStars with National Youth Theatre Company every school holidays.


Issue 114 October 2020