Christmas Play: The End of the Golden Weather

Every Christmas morning for the past decade an enthusiastic crowd has gathered on Takapuna Beach foreshore for a virtuoso performance of a scene from Bruce Mason’s iconic play “The End of the Golden Weather”.  
 
This will be the twelfth year of this performance of a scene from Bruce Mason's beloved play, performed by actor Stephen Lovatt. The scene, entitled "Christmas at Te Parenga", tells the story of a 12 year-old boy's experience of Christmas rituals in a land where "no snow will ever fall at Christmas", in a family who live at "Te Parenga", reflecting Bruce Mason's own childhood living on Takapuna Beach in the 1930's.
 
The performance takes about 30 minutes. Bring a rug or a low chair, or just sit on the grass.
 
Please note the venue has changed from previous years. The performance will take place to the left of the new children's playground, adjacent to the Takapuna Boat Club. However, if it is raining on the day, the event will be held at the nearby Takapuna War Memorial Hall. 
 
When: Monday 25 December, 10.30-11am
Where: Takapuna Beach Reserve
Cost: Free – Donation to Oxfam

This event is proudly supported by the Auckland City Council. 
 
 
Event dates: 
Monday, December 25, 2017