Michael Hope is 10 and sleeps on a volcano. It is the 1960s, and he lives at the edge of the ancient flooded crater now known as Akaroa Harbour on Banks Peninsula. Inspired by a new year and a new teacher, Michael sets out to map his home ground, charting his history in the sheltering hills and bush.
But not all volcanoes are extinct. Rumblings in the adult world encroach into Michael’s life, throwing his universe into chaos.
A feast for the imagination, Peninsula fuses light, sound, space and language into story magic. “Peninsula makes the ordinary universal, timeless and extraordinary” – National Business Review.
By arrangement with Playmarket. Not suitable for children.
Tickets on sale from Monday 20 August: adults $26, concessions and students $23 (booking fees apply)