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Arcadia Poster
29 Jul 2022 to 13 Aug 2022
Tues - Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm matinee
Tom Stoppard's beloved play, Arcadia, comes to the Dolphin Theatre
Event type: 
Adult $30, Concession $27, School Student $18
Dolphin Theatre
12 Spring Street, Onehunga, Auckland 1643


“It's the best possible time to be alive, when almost everything you thought you knew is wrong.”

In 1809, Thomasina Coverly, the daughter of the house, is a precocious teenager with ideas about mathematics, nature and physics well ahead of her time. She studies with her tutor Septimus Hodge, a friend of Lord Byron (an unseen guest in the house). In the present, writer Hannah Jarvis and literature professor Bernard Nightingale converge on the house: she is investigating a hermit who once lived on the grounds; he is researching a mysterious chapter in the life of Byron. As their studies unfold – with the help of Valentine Coverly, a post-graduate student in mathematical biology – the truth about what happened in Thomasina's time is gradually revealed.


Thanks to Creative Communities Scheme Dolphin Theatre present's Tom Stoppard's beloved Arcadia July 29 - August 13. 



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Dolphin Theatre

29 Jun 2022

Dolphin Theatre began as The Onehunga Repertory Players in 1961. Mrs Veronica Dow, an actress and producer who had been active in English repertory theatre, was invited by the Mayor and Mayoress, Mr and Mrs Leo Manning, to form a local drama group.