- 20 - 22 Aug 2021
- 7:30 pm
Chris Green was last seen in the 4th Wall with UNDER in 2019.
This year Chris is bringing this acclaimed revival of Mervyn Thompson’s play Coaltown Blues to New Plymouth.
Coaltown Blues is a wonderfully moving and entertaining account of a young boy’s early life in a small New Zealand West Coast mining town, in a country facing the Depression, War and post-War years. It has a delightful ‘cast’ of characters all seen through the unflagging optimism of writer, Mervyn Thompson’s childhood eyes.
““Thompson’s one-man play captures the essence of the period with a startling and disturbingly tragic clarity… how it would be possible to sell a performance to a modern audience whose history is minimal … Well, sell it Green did, with passion, understanding, and a sympathy which brought members of the audience to their feet during the final ovation.” Waikato Times – June 8, 2017
ADULTS $25 SENIORS $20 STUDENTS $10