Theatre Hawke’s Bay are thrilled to have Glen Pickering directing Le Sud, written by Dave Armstrong for their first production in 2014. This hit comedy about a North Island run by New Zealanders and a South Island run by the French has had sell-out seasons around the country.
Le Sud assumes that the French successfully colonised the South Island in 1839 and South Zealand or Le Sud became an independent French-speaking nation. Today Le Sud is a prosperous socialist country where people work only 30 hours a week, enjoy long wine-fuelled lunches, and the popular Prime Minister, Francois Duvauchelle, is a renowned womaniser. Crucially the country also has huge hydro-electric resources. The English-speaking citizens of the North Island are far less happy. North Zealanders work long hours for little reward, their free-market experiment ended in disaster, and race relations are at rock bottom. Starved of much-needed electricity, North Zealand lives in permanent recession.
With comically outrageous plots and power plays, cultural clashes and sexual shenanigans, LE SUD has more bang than a French nuclear test.
Performance dates: March 27 – April 5 2014
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AGM: Theatre Hawkes Bay AGM is Sunday 2nd March at 11 AM
Awards Night: To be held on Saturday 1st March - for more details go to the link on the Coming Attractions page.
Hobnail: A night of music - go to the link on the coming attractions page
Auditions for Grease: are on April 5 and 6