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PLAYWRIGHT – Bruce Mason
DIRECTOR – Shane Bosher
PERFORMER – Stephen Lovatt
DESIGNERS – Jane Hakaraia, Sean Lynch and Paul McLaney
COMPANY – Brilliant Adventures
An important update regarding EVERY KIND OF WEATHER
Thank you for your patience as we have navigated the evolving situation and public health advice.
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, Circa Theatre and Brilliant Adventures have made the difficult decision to postpone the season of EVERY KIND OF WEATHER until 2022.
Current ticketholders for these productions will be sent an email shortly to detail their ticket options.
We can’t wait to share these productions with you and hope you will join us for the 2022 season. We will be announcing new dates as soon as we are able to. Kia kaha
Following their critically acclaimed, sold out run of Things I Know to be True, actor Stephen Lovatt and director Shane Bosher return to Circa for a not-to-be missed celebration of playwright Bruce Mason.
Bruce Mason is perhaps the most significant playwright in Aotearoa’s theatrical history. Writing with courage and insight, he was a lover of language and a champion of the underdog.
Between 1959 and 1978, Bruce toured the country, telling uniquely Kiwi stories about emerging identity, cultural cringe and social difference. From church halls to country shearing sheds to the Edinburgh Festival, Bruce would play anywhere, in any circumstance, to any audience.
2021 marks the centenary of his birth. To celebrate his extraordinary legacy, Brilliant Adventures and Circa Theatre are collaborating with the Bruce Mason Estate to make two of his greatest solo works – The End of the Golden Weather and Not Christmas, but Guy Fawkes – resound for a new age.
Enjoy both The End of the Golden Weather and Not Christmas, but Guy Fawkes. Simply click on the BOOK A ‘SEASON PASS’ button and add a ticket for each show to your cart and the discount will be automatically applied.
Enjoy two shows on one Saturday. Sat 4th Sept and Sat 11th Sept (Note: 4pm The End of the Golden Weather + 7.30pm Not Christmas, but Guy Fawkes). Simply click on the BOOK A ‘DOUBLE-BILL’ button and add a ticket for each show to your cart and the discount will be automatically applied.
Includes 1 regular (vegan option available) + 1 house beverage.
To book tickets to an ‘individual’ Every Kind of Weather show, please click on a button below.
IMPORTANT: Please remember, the only verified ticket seller for any production at Circa Theatre is the Circa Theatre Box Office. We are the only organisation that can sell you official tickets to our shows and any tickets purchased from ticket resale companies may not be valid. Book tickets for Circa Theatre productions online at circa.co.nz, in person at the Circa Box Office, or over the phone by calling the Circa Box Office on 04 801 7992.
Season postponed until 2022
Weds & Fri 7.30pm; Sat 4pm & Sun 4.30pm
$25 – $52
Runtime: Approx. 85 mins (no interval)
“I invite you to join me, in a voyage into the past, to that territory of the heart we call childhood.”
Bruce Mason’s quintessential Kiwi classic chronicles the friendship between a 12-year-old boy and the wild-limbed Firpo.
Through the boy’s eyes we see the wonder of life on a perfect beach, in a perfect 1930s New Zealand, during a perfect summer. It’s a world of magic and transformation, where anything can happen and miracles seem possible.
Firpo is a social outcast who dreams of winning an Olympic medal. When the boy sets out to help Firpo make his dream a reality, ignoring his father’s rebukes and community ridicule, a battle rages between the eternal optimism of childhood and the harsh pragmatism of adulthood.
Gliding effortlessly between flights of poetic fancy and blunt everyday speech, The End of the Golden Weather is New Zealand storytelling at its very best.
Season postponed until 2022
Tues, Thurs & Sat 7.30pm
$25 – $52
Runtime: 70 mins (no interval)
An adolescent boy tries to find his place in an adult-dominated world. A young man retraces an intensely felt boyhood experience of bullying. A playwright in his last days reconciles the value of an artistic life and challenges the idea of New Zealand identity.
Comic disasters and confronting your own hubris. Not Christmas, but Guy Fawkes is a richly autobiographical search for self-expression. Profound and true, it is a set of variations about over-reaching, cheekily confronting our very own Tall Poppy Syndrome.
Photos: Ralph Brown