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Location: Starring Ginette McDonald and Peter Hayden

Going out in style!


“Sir Roger Hall play ‘Winding Up’ is a poignant lesson in undying love” – stuff.co.nz  (1 Aug 2021)

“…A triumph for all involved” – Hawkes Bay Today

“You’re going to love it – go see it.” Broadwayworld NZ

COVID ALERT LEVEL UPDATE –  Friday 27th August 2021:

Wellington and the rest of New Zealand (except Auckland) will remain in Alert Level 4 until 11:59pm on Tuesday 31st August.

With the extension of New Zealand in Alert Level 4, this has unfortunately meant we are unable to go ahead with the remainder of the scheduled season of Winding Up. We are devastated about this and know our patrons were looking forward to this so much, especially those who had planned to go last year. Unfortunately, due to a tightly scheduled calendar we are unable to offer alternative dates at this point in time but do keep an eye on our website and social media channels for any further updates.

Our Box Office team will be contacting all patrons affected and we thank them for their patience and understanding during this task.

New Zealand’s most popular and successful playwright, Sir Roger Hall has been making us laugh at ourselves for over five decades. His latest outstanding comedy pays a glowing tribute to the holders of the Super Gold card. It revisits not only his signature brilliance in comedy playwriting, but also two beloved characters who were at the heart of his smash-hit play, Conjugal Rites, which went on to become a popular British TV series in the 1990s.

Starring our most celebrated actors Ginette McDonald and Peter Hayden in this sharp, poignant, funny two-hander.

Boomers Barry and Gen are now enjoying retirement and, having celebrated their Golden Wedding, are facing the dilemmas that come with age. Will they be able go to London to visit their long distant grandchildren? Will they qualify for insurance? What about the Body Corporate?

Is there too much damn clutter in their lives? And does Barry’s neighbour really fancy him?

‘Just brilliant … So many laughs from beginning to end … his best ever!!!’

‘…wonderfully perceptive and insightful …’

‘…the script was sparkling, full of heart, tenderness and joy…’

BY Roger Hall
DIRECTOR Susan Wilson
STARRING Ginette McDonald and Peter Hayden
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Runtime: 1 hour 50 minutes (approx.) including a 15-minute interval







WINDING UP show programme – view here

Photo: Stephen A’Court. Design: Rose Miller

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