11 Jan 2011
Fawlty Towers meets Fred Dagg in Auckland Theatre Company’s revival of the kiwi retro classic WELL HUNG, which opens the 2011 season on February 10 at the Maidment Theatre.
With mistaken identities, police cock-ups and more broom-cupboard action than Boris Becker could dream of, WELL HUNG is deliciously funny, furious, farcical Kiwi comedy at its best.
Starring Pua Magasiva, Adam Gardiner, Dena Kennedy and Simon Ferry as the feisty inhabitants a small rural town shaken by a double murder in the midst of the Blossom Festival, WELL HUNG pokes fun at bungled police procedures.
Robert Lord was the first Kiwi playwright to successfully cater to a local audience’s appetite for comedies that satirised recognisable New Zealand stereotypes and events; a genre of comedy that has subsequently been pursued by Roger Hall and Dave Armstrong with great success.
Tickets for WELL HUNG are available at the Maidment Theatre, 09 309 0390 or www.atc.co.nz.
By Robert Lord
February 10 – March 5
Previews February 10-11
Opening night February 12
Mon-Wed shows 6.30pm
Thur-Sat shows 8pm
Sun shows 4pm
Matinee Saturday February 26, 2pm