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NZ comedy by Paul Baker
Can you mend a lifetime in a lunchtime?
It’s 1962, times are a-changing, and Sir Winston Churchill is 88 years old. His dysfunctional family gathers round to celebrate his birthday, hoping to heal old wounds. Where will they bury the hatchet this time?
By any definition of greatness, Sir Winston Churchill fits the bill. This stylish, witty play takes us behind the grand façade to expose the quirks and foibles of his everyday life.
Script: Based on fact, this is a new version of a highly researched script. Historian Paul Baker was Rector at Waitaki Boys High, Oamaru, and has since established himself as an award-winning New Zealand playwright.
Director: Gail Tatham, fresh from successful seasons of Walking across Egypt and A Tale of Two Cities, says of this production: “I’ve always wanted to do Hamlet as a farce. Winston’s Birthday comes close.”
Stellar cast: Greg Davis, Dave Mortimer, Sharron Gray, Sue Gilchrist, Kevin Foley
South Canterbury Drama League
The Playhouse, Church Street, Timaru
Five performances, 19 -26 May, 7.30 pm
Sunday matinee 21 May 3 pm