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Written by Sir James McNeish
The Fatal New Zealander
Who was he? Norman Kirk was Labour’s first native-born Prime Minister. Prime Minister for just 20 months. He died suddenly and prematurely in 1974. James McNeish writes: “Norman Kirk’s death to many is still a mystery. At one point I thought I knew the answer – an answer – but a vital piece of information eluded me.”
“Unexpectedly one day it fell into my lap. This play, based in part on the experience of a woman who was close to him, is the result. I am not sure if the play is important. But the man it’s about – ‘arguably our best and greatest New Zealander’, as one of the characters says – certainly is.”
As part of the 2016 Circa Season we will be presenting a number of Play Readings throughout the year. In our 40th birthday year we are delighted to celebrate the 100+ New Zealand playwrights whose work has captivated our audiences over the years.
A Play Reading will include actors on stage reading the play in full, directed and rehearsed in advance of the public reading.
Tickets are available from the Circa Box Office.
To reserve a ticket, please call the Box Office on 04 801 7992.