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Profound and enlightening

The Keys are in the Margarine is a unique form of stagecraft. “Verbatim” or “documentary” theatre is real, mesmerising and truthful. It interweaves hilarity with heartbreak to poignant effect, while providing deep insight into what it means to be human.

Dementia and Alzheimers affects many New Zealand families. It’s a condition none of us can ignore. This play is created from interviews with people with direct experience of the disease: caregivers, family members, doctors, and support workers. Their stories communicate the effect dementia has on the lives of people living with the disease and everyone around them.

In performance, the actors re-enact those interviews. With the audio playing in their ears, they relay the original words, and how those words were spoken. Every vocal inflexion, intonation, and hesitation, as well as the physical gestures and facial expressions.

Performances are:

  • Saturday 12 October, 7.30pm

  • Sunday 13 October, 3.00pm

Prices*: Adult $35.00; Student (with ID) $28.00; Senior Citizen (65+) $28.00; Group of 6 or more $28.00 per person; Group of 15 or more $24.00 per person *Service fees may apply. 

Performance duration approx. 1 hour 15 minutes (no interval). Latecomers will be seated when appropriate. Tickets are for general admission seating. See Ticketing T&Cs for the Hannah's policies on phones, photos and large items

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