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Thu 20 Mar 2008–Sat 29 Mar 2008, 8:00pm–10:00pm

Where: Gryphon Theatre, 22 Ghuznee St, Te Aro, Wellington

Ticket Information:

  • Waged: $22.00
  • Unwaged: $20.00
  • Groups of 10 or more: $18.00
  • Members: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Written by Eric Chappell, author of "Rising Damp" and "Only When I laugh", a murder-mystery thriller set in the Summer End retirement home.

Cantankerous resident Emily is certain that her room mate Bella was murdered by one of the caregivers, in collusion with the home's aging sex-symbol Vernon Watts. She has the evidence and tries, with difficulty, to convince her new room mate May that now they may both be in danger. However, when her 'evidence' disappears and the manager suggests that 'she isn't in full possession of her faculties', events begin to overtake her . . .

Summer End is written with Eric Chappell's usual dry wit and , in this funny but touching character study of two elderly ladies whose friendship grows as they face suspicion and adversity, shows his acute understanding of not only the frustrations but also the humour of the aging process.

March 20, 22, 27, 28 and 29 shows start at 8.00pm.
March 23 show (Sunday) at 4.00pm.
March 24 show (Monday) at 2.00pm.
March 25th and 26th shows at 6.30pm.
No performance on the Friday 21 March (Easter Friday).

Two tickets for $22.00 on Sunday 23 March.

Book by phoning (04) 475 8434 or online at

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