New Zealand National Tour (Arts on Tour) 2019


Friday 1 November 7:30pm Putaruru     

The Plaza Theatre           

$20 Book: The Plaza Theatre



Saturday 2 November 7:30pm Opotiki  

Senior Citizens Hall         

$20 Book: Purchase tickets at the Library or online at



Tuesday 5 November 7:30pm Picton     

Picton Little Theatre       

$20.00 Book: Take Note, Picton and Alyssums, Blenheim



Thursday 7 November 7.30pm Golden Bay

The Playhouse

$20 Book:  Pohutukawa Gallery



Saturday 9 November 7:30pm Hokitika

Old Lodge Theatre, 11 Revell Street

$20 Book: Hokitika's Regent Theatre



Monday 11 November 8:00pm Stewart Island   

RSA Pavilion       

$25 Book: Door sales



Wednesday 13 November 7:30pm Alexandra    

The Stadium Tavern       

$25 Adults; $20 Gold Card; $10 Children

Book: Alexandra i-Site, plus cash door sales



Thursday 14 November 7:30pm Bannockburn

Coronation Hall, 37 Hall Road

Adults $25; SuperGold $20; Student/Child $5      

Book: Online at  or

In person at all Central Otago District i-Sites



Friday 15 November 7:30pm Twizel       

Twizel Events Centre      

Adults $20; Student $10

Book:  Twizel Info Centre

(Includes complimentary nibbles, cash bar available)



Saturday 16 November 7:30pm Geraldine          

Lodge Theatre, Talbot Street      

$25 Book: Louk Clothing, Talbot Street (NO EFTPOS)



Sunday 17 November 6:30pm Ashburton            

Ashburton Trust Event Centre    

Open Hat - watch first and pay afterwards what the show was worth to you         

No pre-bookings necessary



Monday 18 November 7:00pm Lincoln 

The Laboratory 

$20 Book: Over the bar or phone 03 3253006



Wednesday 20 November 8:00pm Upper Hutt  

Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre     

$20 Book:



Thursday 21 November 7:30pm New Plymouth

4th Wall Theatre             

Adults $25; Seniors $20; Students $10    




Saturday 23 November 7:30pm Coromandel      

Hauraki House Theatre  

$20 Book: Coromandel Information Centre



Monday 25 November 7:00pm Whitianga           

The Coghill Theatre        

Adult $25; Youth <19 Years $10 

Book: Paper Plus, Whitianga



         The South Afreakins                                                                        

Helene and Gordon are stuck.

Stuck in South Africa and in their same rut. One longs to get out and experience everything retirement has to offer, while one won’t leave his milk tart. When they finally immigrate to New Zealand, the result is heartbreaking and hilarious as they discover it’s hard work to find "home". A dark comedic solo show about leaving everything you've ever known and starting over again.


The South Afreakins: The Afreakin Family 

Helene is excited to throw Gordon’s birthday party, but Gordon isn’t happy about turning 70. Rachel is excited to see her sister Kelly, but Kelly isn’t happy to see Rachel. Clive meanwhile, is just happy to be invited. When the family (and Clive) reunite, old tensions lead to emotions erupting more often than the extravagant chocolate lava birthday cake. From the creator of the acclaimed sell-out hit, The South Afreakins, this poignant comedic solo show explores growing up, growing old and finding happiness when letting go is so hard.


★★★★- The Stage

"Razor-sharp[and] achingly poignant" 



★★★★★-The Mortal Fool

"[Paterson]has the audience right in the palm of her hands."



★★★★★-Sunday Express    

"Paterson takes us on this journey with wit and emotional insight."



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