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Roger and Renée:

A life in theatre

  • The National Library of New Zealand
  • Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa
  • Mon 3 Sep
  • Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), Cnr Molesworth and Aitken Streets
  • Thorndon

A frank and funny conversation about life in the theatre

At his own admission it took Roger Hall fifteen years to be an overnight success. 

Fellow playwright Renée feels her life in theatre is like having ‘wandered into a Beckett play and forgotten the plan’! 

Two of our more formidable playwrights Roger and Renée come together for a frank and funny conversation about their lives in theatre to contribute to celebrating the inaugural New Zealand Theatre Month.

The conversation will navigate the satisfaction and uncertainty of their chosen lives, the pleasures and horrors of seeing one’s own work performed, directing or not directing one’s own work as well as all manner of terrifying and exhilarating aspects of theatre. 

Be privy to the inner world of New Zealand theatre through the experience of two of our most revered playwrights.

Admission to this event is FREE.


Māori theatre: Ka mua Ka muri

The national Library is also hosting a month-long exhibition dedicated to celebrating and elevating theatre in Aotearoa.  9am to 5pm, 1 - 29 Sep.  Admission to this event is also FREE.


Mon 3 Sep 12.10pm Te Ahumairangi, National Library Thorndon, Wellington