Group celebrates NZ plays

Warkworth Theatre Group’s biggest undertaking since reforming in 2016 has been hailed a great success.

Its most recent show, Cornucopia, at the Warkworth Town Hall, was seen by about 300 people and generated more than $5000 in ticket sales.

Money raised, along with a donation from Mahurangi River Winery, has covered costs and will allow for the upgrading of the theatre’s sound and lighting equipment.    

Cornucopia comprised six short New Zealand plays, three of which were written by local writers.

With 21 actors involved, it marked the group’s biggest undertaking since Warkworth Theatre Group reformed two years ago.

Cornucopia production coordinator Sally Knight says it was great to be able to showcase such a strong cross-section of New Zealand writing.

“The six different plays truly offered something for everyone. Everyone really enjoyed the overall shows, but each of the individual plays were cited as favourites by different audience members,” she says.

Warkworth Theatre Group’s next show will be a musical comedy variety show, which is due to open on November 8. .