• Roger Hall, Angela Anthony, Heather Sharples.
  • Rae Poole, Bronwyn Stephenson, Anne Frankland.
  • Jan Dickens, Lynn Dawson, Kerry Darke.
  • Jenny Cole, Chris Treneary, Pamela McDougall.
  • Helen Beckingsale, Susan Maclaine, Christine Fenton.
  • Opal Taylor, Brenda Knight, Beth Campbell.
  • David Speary, John Parker, Katharine Hoskyn.

The Book Club Backstory

Book and theatre lovers packed the space in Takapuna Library for a lunchtime talk by playwright Roger Hall about his play The Book Club, ahead of its season at The PumpHouse Theatre 9th - 20th May. The talk provided insights into the intricacies of writing an updated version of the play 20 years after its first performance, and the “nearly made it” experiences that might have seen the play presented with top-notch actors in England, the US and Rome. He also talked about how actors (not in New Zealand) have “adapted” the script to their own preferences, much to his distress. Roger ended with a shameless plug for his pet project for 2018: the inaugural nationwide New Zealand Theatre Month in September.