The New Zealand Post Season of


By Ken Duncum

6 MAY - 29 MAY 2010 — Comedy



Auckland Theatre Company


Maidment Theatre






Presented as part of the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

Ronald Hugh Morrieson and James K Baxter - the two great mavericks of kiwi literature and the best of buddies. Yeah right!

Baxter is on the run from the arty-farty literati. But when he hitches a ride with Morrieson to Hawera, he gets more than he bargained for; a seriously pissed off rival, a dotty aunt, an oversexed girlfriend... and the backend of a horse.

Full of witty and rambunctious language, HORSEPLAY is a cock-eyed salute to literary genius and the nature of the creative act.

You may be interested to know...

Sam Hunt on James K Baxter, 17 minutes with Radio New Zealand

Largest dairy factory in the Southern Hemisphere, Hawera in the Taranaki region sets the scene for HORSEPLAY

Drunk, womaniser, and a prankster, interviews with people who knew Ronald Hugh Morrieson

Reflections of a poet, Lucy Orbell looks back at Ronald's work and the festival in his honour

Morrieson's literary legacy, "I hope I'm not another one of these poor buggers who get discovered when they're dead"

Ronald's house in Hawera was bull dozed and a KFC built on the site in 1992.