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Roger Hall’s Side-splitting Comedy - You Gotta Be Joking

Roger Hall’s Side-Splitting Comedy - You Gotta Be Joking

You Can Take the Cow Cockie Out of the Country ... But the Manure Remains

Directed By Geraldine Brophy 

Starring Tim Bartlett

The Perfect Comedy For Your Pre-christmas Get Together!

You can take the cockie out of the country, but the manure remains when Dickie Hart sells up the back-country farm and moves to the city for some culture!

Terracotta pots and a home described as “Mediterranean”, Dickie finds himself like a fish out of water, floundering in a crowded street, with no vegie garden, no dogs, and not a thing to do.

Veteran playwright Roger Hall’s knack of turning a typical Kiwi story into a side-splitting comedy sees Dickie throw himself into a lifestyle he never dreamed he’d have.

This quintessential Kiwi bloke is down to earth, a bit of a lad, a tad conservative, great with a piece of No 8 wire and determined to have a crack!

Suddenly he’s coaching a rugby team filled with kids he can’t pronounce the names of; dabbling in amateur dramatics, getting friendly with the neighbour and – in the absence of his wife Glenda, belatedly taking her OE – even attracting the odd dinner date.

Dickie is no longer a spectator in the game; he is a participant. Roger Hall lets Dickie loose on everyone from real estate agents, to talk back hosts.

When Dickie joins the chorus of an amateur theatre group, he proves there is not only life after a world cup, there is life after dark as well.

Now Dickie Hart -- New Zealand’s greatest fan -- is going to get some fans of his own. Join Dickie’s fan club now and organise a booking for this fabulous comedy.


12 Oamaru Opera House Book at Ticketdirect
13 Arrowtown Atheneum Hall Book at Ticketek
14 Invercargill Civic Theatre Book at Ticketdirect
15 Gore SBS St James Theatre Book at iTicket
16 Dunedin Westpac Mayfair Theatre Book at Ticketdirect
18 Timaru Theatre Royal Book at Ticketek
19 Ashburton Event Centre Book at Ticketdirect
21 Christchurch Aurora Centre Book at Ticketek
22 Blenheim Floorpride Civic Theatre Book at Ticketdirect
23 Palmerston North Regent on Broadway Book at Ticketdirect
25 Hastings Opera House Book at Ticketek
26 Hamilton Clarence Street Book at Ticketek
27 Tauranga Baycourt Book at Ticketek
28 Auckland Bruce Mason Centre Book at Ticketmaster
29 Whangarei Forum North Book at Ticketek


1 Inglewood Cue Theatre Book at Inglewood Book Centre
3 Carterton Event Centre Book at
4 Wellington Opera House Book at Ticketek
6 Nelson Theatre Royal Book at Ticketdirect
7 Westport NBS Theatre Book at Theatre Box Oce
8 Greymouth Regent Theatre Book at Theatre Box Oce


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