All is not well at the gardening club. From left, Reverend (Richard Boyle), Elizabeth Coyle QSM (Rosie Hutchinson), Maureen (Robyn Webb), Pam (Dianne Morgan), Det. Toogood (Michael Bugbee), Esme (Pauline Hirst), Nigel (Dave Morgan) and Alec (Frank Webb).
Warkworth Theatre Group will present Gone to Seed at the Warkworth Town Hall next month, a comedy written by New Zealand playwright Tim Hambleton.
A gardening club meets monthly in a church hall and is losing members due to old age, illness or accident.
It is also in financial difficulties, not helped by the unpleasant local church “Reverend” – an ex-member of the club, played by Richard Boyle.
Things start to go even further awry when the minister suspects the club of drug dealing and engages a hopelessly inept detective to investigate.
Gone to Seed is directed by Lee-Anne Scarth – the third time she has directed for the Warkworth Theatre Group.
She says following a year of cancelled productions, she is looking forward to presenting Gone to Seed.
“This light-hearted comedy, with its interesting characters, offers a chance for locals to escape for a night of fun and laughter while supporting their local community,” she says.
Gone to Seed runs from Thursday, April 15, to Saturday April 24.
There will be a cash bar and door sales.
For tickets and info, visit www.wwtheatre.co.nz. Tickets are also available from Mahurangi Matters.