You Can Always Hand Them Back

Up next (after Kings of the Gym) in Circa One is the latest Roger Hall play ... with songs, You Can Always Hand Them Back. So why don't we go on opening night?

Ilona will host and will meet you in the foyer at 7:15 for a chat before the show, which starts at 8pm. After the show, stick around for the opening night party, to meet and mingle with the cast, crew and crowd.

Tickets are $46 Adults, $38 Concession, $33 Friends of Circa, $39 Groups, $25 Under 25s.

If you'd like to come along, please RSVP and I will let you know once your ticket has been booked and is ready to be paid for. Please let me know what ticket price you qualify for when you RSVP.

Show details:

You Can Always Hand Them Back
  • Written by: Roger Hall. Music and lyrics by Peter Skellern.
  • Directed by: Jane Waddell
  • Circa One
  • 23 February − 30 March

No grandparent will want to miss it, and no would-be grandparent should.

New Zealand’s most successful and best-loved playwright collaborates for the first time with distinguished British musician and song-writer, Peter Skellern (“You’re a Lady”, “Love is the Sweetest Thing”).

Maurice and Cath’s kids have left home, the nest is empty, they’re enjoying retirement and being by themselves. However, grandchildren arrive, plunging Maurice and Cath into a new life that they find delightful, inspirational and exhausting.

As the saying goes: “ You love to see them come; and you love to see them go.”

This vintage Hall, with his usual gift of providing instantly recognizable situations with a lot of laughs and just a few tears. Skellern’s songs are witty, poignant and hilarious, concluding with an anthem that the audience will joyfully embrace.

“See it or miss something special” – Manawatu Standard

‘If I’d known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I’d have had them first” – Lois Wyse

Starring George Henare and Lynda Milligan, with Tom McLeod on piano.

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  • Janine

    Loved the performance!

    February 25, 2013

  • Ilona B

    A superb show. A fun and entertaining story and perfectly complimented by the music. Two thumbs up to cast, crew and the playwrights.

    1 · February 25, 2013

  • Helen D.

    Brilliant show

    February 23, 2013

  • Janine

    Hi, Any chance of a late RSVP?

    February 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Janine, actually you are in luck, as one of the Meetup members canceled their ticket yesterday. I have booked you in now - please call the Circa Box Office on[masked] to pay for your ticket today. Cheers, Cara

      February 20, 2013

    • Janine

      Thanks Cara, Much appreciated. Just checked my email & box office closed but left a message that I would call back tomorrow with CC details. Looking forward to Saturday night.

      February 20, 2013

  • Helen D.

    Paid and definitely coming but not sure how to let you know - cheers

    February 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Helen, we can see that your ticket is paid for and Ilona will meet you there on the night - keep an eye out for the group in the alcove. Cheers, Cara

      February 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You can also send me emails through the contact button above if you ever want to contact me directly.

      February 20, 2013

  • Helen D.

    Yes please - new member so not entirely sure how this works but please let me know - thanks

    January 26, 2013

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