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Footrot Flats

When:

Sat 1 Dec 2012, 7:30pm–10:00pm
Sun 2 Dec 2012, 2:00pm–4:30pm
Thu 6 Dec 2012, 7:30pm–10:00pm
Fri 7 Dec 2012, 7:30pm–10:00pm
Sat 8 Dec 2012, 7:30pm–10:00pm

Where: Riverbank Centre, Reyburn House Lane, Whangarei

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

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Listed by: WTC

What’s as Kiwi as Pineapple Lumps, jandals and Pavlova? The answer is simple - Footrot Flats!

Footrot Flats is a real Kiwi family comedy based on Murray Ball's much loved comic strip. Whangarei Theatre Company brings all the familiar characters to the Riverbank centre this November/December.

Wal Footrot, owner of Footrot Flats farm is a good Kiwi bloke who is doing his best to run the place but he's not the smartest gumboot on the rack! Led by Wal and Dog – all your favourites like are there - Pongo, Wal's mischievious niece; Wal's mate Cooch the tree-hugger; Aunt Dolly and her precious Corgi; and Cheeky Hobson along with a cat called Horse, a pig who really rocks, a ram who can't be bothered, and even sheep who dance!

Footrot Flats was a comic strip written by New Zealand cartoonist Murray Ball. It ran from 1975 until 1994 in newspapers around the world, though the unpublished strips continued to be released in book form until 2000. The cartoon was based around the life of Wal Footrot's sheepdog, called "Dog", on their farm Footrot Flats, and the other characters, human and animal, that came into their lives. The humour was based around the personalities and peculiarities of the characters, which many, particularly farmers themselves, found easy to recognise around them. Sport also plays a major part in Footrot Flats. Wal plays all sorts of sports including cricket, golf, fishing, rugby union, tennis and many more.

Director Richard Harris has pulled together a stellar cast who are throwing themselves into this hilarious production with boundless enthusiasm (much like Dog’s pursuit of Jess!)

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