Black Sheep Farm – between Waipu Cove and Langs Beach
Anthony and Lisa Uphof have decided to try and bring some different experiences and opportunities to the community, and are planning to host a series of events (e.g.music performances, small scale theatre) at Black Sheep Farm.
These will be very small gatherings where people can come along and be entertained in a personal, comfortable setting and we will accompany these evenings with good local produce, wine and beverages.
It is our hope that we can support talents and bring further experiences in theatre, music and cuisine to our community.
Gloria’s Handbag – One show only in Waipu
A modern magical mystery with music from The Magic Flute
6pm Saturday 14 November 2015 (sold out)|
5pm Sunday 15 November (limited tickets available)
$45 for show, wine and light supper
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More info about the show.
As we can only seat approx 35-40 people, the tickets are going to be very limited. We believe this is going to be a great evening.
Experience Theatre Weekend special – Fine accommodation and dining for those that would like to add on to the show and spend a couple of days in the local area. $599 for two People
- “It’s imperative to have a good handbag when you’re on the way out”
- “Six characters, expert story telling, opera singing and magic tricks, all performed by a cast of one” Keeping Up With NZ
- “Highly enjoyable entertainment” – DominionPost
- “Charming and poignant; an epic in miniature”- Manawatu Standard
Gloria’s Handbag opened in Wellington at Circa Theatre in March 2014. Since then Helen has been touring NZ, NSW & Queensland and is now touring in NZ again. She is coming to the Country Homestead at Black Sheep Farm, Waipu Cove, on Saturday 14th November 2015.
What would you think if your elderly mother suddenly spent $11,000 on a handbag?
It is 2021 and Gloria, aged ninety-seven, hasn’t long to live. Her son Craig is pushing her to move to a “retireville” but she wants to die in her own home. On a whim, Gloria buys an extraordinary designer handbag. This purchase not only meets with huge disapproval from her son but sets off a series of unusual events which transform Gloria’s remaining days and enable her to send a message to the future.
To find the elusive bag for the show Helen trawled through the internet and hunted op shops and factory outlets throughout the country. “It was a lot of fun,” she said. “I’ve always had a very basic handbag, but there are a lot of amazing ones out there!” Eventually Helen and director Sue Rider decided on having a one-off bag created by costume designer Gillie Coxill. “There is nothing like it anywhere,” Helen said. “It is extraordinary.”
Once again Helen has collaborated with Sue Rider to write this new show. They will be remembered for their acclaimed work together on Meeting Karpovsky and Playing Miss Havisham, both of which have toured NZ.