‘Good Kiwi comedy’ ahead at HLT

Audiences heading along to Howick Little Theatre’s final play for the year this week can expect a night full of laughter.

Book Ends, written by Kiwi playwright Roger Hall and directed by Susanne Dell is set in Devonport around six retired men who meet weekly for their book club and lament how life and times have changed with the introduction of technology.

Director Susanne Dell says Book Ends is a “classic Kiwi comedy” that is relatable and very well written.

“When I read the script, I thought this is typical NZ — easy to direct in the fact it’s within our everyday life.

“It’s a nice New Zealand comedy [and] the characters just leapt off the page.”

She says while she was initially worried about casting the play with six male characters in their 60s, they managed to finalise casting within a week and it “all came together extremely well”.

Dell says audiences can expect a “good night out with good Kiwi comedy written by an iconic writer”.

  • Playwright Roger Hall will be at the Sunday Matinee on 12 November at 2pm for a Q&A session following the play.
  • Book Ends is on at the Howick Little Theatre from 11 Nov – 2 Dec. Tickets available from iticket.co.nz