Henderson plumbs personal landscape

Peninsula, the latest play from NZ writer Gary Henderson, is applauded in Brisbane’s Courier Mail. Commissioned by the Christchurch Arts Festival, the play was inspired by Henderson’s own experience growing up in Duvauchelle Bay, Banks Peninsula, in the 1960s. “Using the now-extinct volcano which shaped the landscape of [Banks Peninsula] as a metaphor, Henderson creates a boy’s-eye view of a world – idyllic on the surface but dark and scary just beneath – with promises of eruptions that will scar his personal landscape forever.” Henderson is best known for his works The Big Blue Planet Earth Show and Skin Tight, which won the 1992 Adelaide Fringe Festival Award and 1998 Fringe First award at Edinburgh respectively.

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