Books and Beyond: New Zealand Theatre Month


September marks the start of the first ever New Zealand Theatre Month! Karen talks with playwright Roger Hall, the driving force behind this new nationwide celebration of the amazing New Zealand theatre scene.

Listen to this episode on the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud and read on for all the plays mentioned in the show. 


Visit the NZ Theatre Month website for more information.

Bruce Mason’s classic play, performed every Christmas on Takapuna Beach, and to inaugurate New Zealand Theatre Month:

Three of Roger Hall's plays:

Also mentioned:

Mercury Theatre manuscript collection:

A Sunday afternoon rehearsal of 'Earth and Sky', showing the interior of the Mercury Theatre, 1970. This production was written and composed by Jenny McLeod and produced by Ian Mune. 

A small montage of items from the Mercury Theatre collection.

Auckland Libraries' radio show Books and Beyond explores the world of books with guest authors, recommended reads, gems from the Central City Library basement and… beyond.

Catch us on Planet FM104.6, Sundays at 9.35pm. Recent shows can be listened to as podcasts via the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.

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