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The Carousel - Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2014


Mon 24 Feb 2014, 6:00pm–6:45pm
Tue 25 Feb 2014, 6:00pm–6:45pm
Wed 26 Feb 2014, 6:00pm–6:45pm
Thu 27 Feb 2014, 6:00pm–6:45pm

Where: Hamilton Gardens, Cobham Drive, SH1, Hamilton, Waikato

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

2013 Winner of Best Production at the New Zealand Theatrefest Competition.

Hamilton Playbox is proud to present this award winning play and cast at the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival. The Carousel is an irreal play written by Brian E Turner. Brian has had national arts and international success with his plays.

The Carousel is directed by Lorna Ashton with Liz Sheppard (Bonno, a circus clown), Lee Owens (Ruby, a woman of pleasure), Eden Chappell (the doll, a marionette) and Ron Dalton (Waldo, a cultured beggar). The team won the best production at the local New Zeland Theatrefest Competition in 2013 with Liz taking out the best actress award. In the Regional competition held in Rotorua they received the Best NZ Production and Ron Dalton received the best actor award.

It is evening when the carnival has just departed leaving Bonno behind. The characters arrive one by one wishing to joint the carnival, but it is too late to do so. There are speeches, mimes, dance and interaction. As morning comes the carnival is heard returning, however, all characters except Bonno find an excuse to leave before it arrives.

If you missed seeing this play previously, this is your opportunity to see it.

This is the second time Hamilton Playbox has presented their award winning plays at the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival. We hope to see lots of friendly faces for this production.

For those of you who enjoyed our production last year, yes, we will be greeting you with smiles and a sweet.

The performance is free but if you would like to contribute a donation that would be greatly appreciated.

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