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Peninsula, The Court Theatre

Peninsula, The Court Theatre
Drama | New Zealand 2005 | World Premiere
30 July to 20 August 2005
Matinee 6 August 2pm

In Association with the Christchurch Arts Festival and with support from The Press, The Court Theatre presents the world premiere of Gary Henderson's play, Peninsula.

Michael Hope is ten years old and sleeps on a volcano. It is the 1960s, and Michael lives at the edge of the ancient flooded crater now known as Akaroa Harbour on Banks Peninsula.

Inspired by a new year and a new teacher, Michael sets out to map his home ground, charting his own history in the sheltering hills and bush.

But not all volcanoes are extinct. Not everything is above ground.

Rumblings in the adult world encroach into Michael's life, erupting, and throwing his universe into a chaos that will change him forever.

An award-winning creative team brings you a feast for the imagination.

PENINSULA fuses light, sound, space and language into story magic; a vivid evocation of a time, a place, and the elusive, timeless power of the Peninsula landscape.

Written and Directed by Gary Henderson
Sound Design by Chris Ward
Set Design by Andrew Foster
Lighting Design by Martyn Roberts


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