Dates: 20 – 29 June 2019
Written by: David Tristram
Directed by: Angela Calkin Goeres
Heretaunga Players’ 2019 mid-year show returns us to the village of Little Grimley. Gordon (played by Andrew Tait), Margaret (Heather O’Brien), Joyce (Janet Beams) and Bernard (Greg Judd) are back in the last of the famous Little Grimley Amateur Dramatic Society 1-act plays. And yet again the querulous quartet are faced with another threat to their very existence.
This time, Reality TV shows have ravaged their Saturday night audiences, which in their hey-day used to occasionally reach double figures. Never one to take these things lying down, Chairman Gordon has devised a cunning plan to compete head-on – their very own live Saturday night blockbuster, combining the best of X Factor, Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing On Ice. All they need now is an audience, some contestants, four judges, a mirror ball… oh, yes, and some ice.