Warkworth Theatre Group will present its own spin on the Kowhai Festival’s Wild West theme with a Variety Show featuring song, dance, sketches and short plays.
But the show pushes the boundaries beyond the west to also include a tribute to sixties Rock ’n’ Roll and to those who fought in two World Wars.
Production manager Joanna Pearce says it all comes together to create a “wonderfully diverse” show.
Commenting on the World War commemorations, Joanna says is especially fitting, since November 11 marks 100 years since the armistice signed between Germany and the Allies in World War I.
“Our families all have fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers who fought for their countries. Many of them will have been entertained by similar variety shows in camp as they endured the boredom of waiting between battles,” she says.
The programme will include songs and skits from both world wars.
Performances will take place at the Warkworth Town Hall from Wednesday, November 7 to Saturday, November 10 at 7pm each night. On Saturday, there is a 2pm matinee.
Tickets are $25 or $20 for the matinee. Student tickets are $5. Ticket price includes admission and snacks. A cash bar will be available.
Tickets are available from Harts Pharmacy, Gull Matakana, Mahurangi Matters and online at wwtheatre.co.nz.