Warkworth Theatre Group returns for its first plays in the newly renovated Warkworth Town Hall with a double bill written by New Zealand playwright April Phillips.
Theatre group secretary Sally Knight says it’s the first time the group has been able to perform in the Town Hall since 2012 and members are excited to be back.
The group will perform the one-act plays Snip and Bonking James Bond – both featuring tense domestic situations between husband and wife that go tragically and hilariously awry.
In Snip, directed by Robyn Kellian, average Kiwi bloke Frank finds himself under pressure to undergo a critical operation when his wife unexpectedly finds herself pregnant with the couple’s third child.
It’s as if Don Corleone and the whole Sicilian mob are after him.
In fact, the Don does appear like a Dark Knight to champion the threat to Frank’s manhood.
How can Frank man up in an impossible situation?
In Bonking James Bond, directed by John Burton, Betty is a happily married woman content to put a meal on the table, clean the house and watch TV every night for the next 20 years.
She has had no need to even look at another man and doesn’t see herself as an alluring goddess.
But when her husband starts seeing another woman, the first person she turns to for comfort happens to be James Bond.
In the process, she finds unsuspected reserves of resourcefulness and energy that just might carry her through to find what she really wants out of life.
Snip and Bonking James Bond are on at the Warkworth Town Hall from Thursday, November 9 to Saturday, November 11, at 7.30pm, with a matinee at 2pm on Saturday. Tickets are $20 or $15 for groups of 10 or more. Book online at wwtheatre.co.nz or pick up tickets at Gull Matakana or the Mahurangi Matters office in Neville Street.