Story: Plays and playwrights

Horseplay (1st of 3)


James K. Baxter and Ronald Hugh Morrieson were two hard-drinking mavericks of New Zealand literature who never crossed paths in real life. Ken Duncum's 2010 comedy Horseplay brings them together in Morrieson's kitchen in 1972 Hāwera. This photo shows the original Auckland Theatre Company production of Horseplay, directed by Simon Bennett, with John Leigh as Morrieson (left) and Tim Balme as Baxter. 

Using this item

Auckland Theatre Company

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Murray Edmond, 'Plays and playwrights - Theatre into the 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Murray Edmond, published 22 Oct 2014