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Duration: 15 October - 12 November
Price: $46 - $25
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By Dave Armstrong
Directed by Conrad Newport

RUNTIME: 1 hour 50 mins (including interval)

Please Note: No Late Admittance!


Aucklander Michael Caughey has it all: a successful US screenwriting career, a beautiful actress girlfriend Cherie, and a Central Otago vineyard. Now it’s finally time to do what he wants – make an art movie starring Cherie. But can Michael stay true to his dream or give in to temptations offered by a cut-throat Hollywood producer?

As Michael and Cherie struggle with the issue of money versus art, Brian, a local builder, completes the deck, and Karen, a young Invercargill housekeeper, keeps the household running.

Will Michael succumb to temptation? Will Cherie finally get a decent role? What are Brian’s mates building in Arrowtown? Surely Karen, a bright Southern Girl who can back a trailer and skin a possum, wants to do more in life than make beds?

Directed by Conrad Newport, Central is a hugely entertaining comedy/drama that has Central Otago at its heart. Written while Dave was on a ‘Wild Creations’ residency at Bannockburn, Central combines a human story of love, greed and ambition with contemporary issues of conservation and landscape. Central premiered at the 2015 Wanaka Festival of Colour.

Central features carefully constructed and beautifully portrayed characters who poke barbed fun at attitudes and issues.  Otago Daily Times


Ewen Coleman – The Dominion Post

John Smythe – Theatreview

David Farrar – Kiwi Blog 

Madelaine Empson – Regional News

Video Interview: Geoff Simmons and Dave Armstrong


Watch the Video below as Dave Armstrong talks about writing Central 










  • Cast: Tom Trevella, Claire Waldron, Alex Greig and Harriet Prebble

    Set and Costume Design: Daniel Williams

    Lighting Design: Glen Ashworth

  • 15 October – 12 November 

    Thursdays – 8pm
    Fridays – 8pm
    Saturdays – 8pm
    Sundays – 4pm
    Tuesday – 6:30pm
    Wednesdays – 6:30pm

    RUNTIME: 1 hour 50 mins (including interval)

    • Full: $46.00
    • Seniors/ Students: $38.00
    • Friends of Circa: $33.00
    • Groups 6+: $39.00
    • Groups 20 +: $36.00
    • Under 25s: $25.00
    • Preview $25