Barry: A Day in the Life (2010)

Katikati Theatre's first production was 'Barry, A Day in the Life' and was devised following a series of popular workshops

many of which were improvisation based.

A cast of 22 took the audience on a roller coaster ride.

The play included humour, pathos, and tragedy; all a reflection of life in Katikati as seen through the eyes of Barry, the iconic statue which sits in front of the Katikati Library.

The play had been written and conceived by 64 members of the newly formed theatre group, and was directed by Julie Thomas.

The play was performed in a popup theatre in what is now Ambria Restaurant.

At the time it was an empty concrete shell but members transformed it into a small intimate theatre which was dismantled once the production was finished.

Rachel (Hilary Jacobs) and Karen (Lydia Beetham)

Rachel (Hilary Jacobs) and Karen (Lydia Beetham)

Barry (John Ormsby) with American tourists Mary-Lou (Marie Manning) and Gene (Mike Cotton)

Barry (John Ormsby) with American tourists Mary-Lou (Marie Manning) and Gene (Mike Cotton)

Barry (John Ormsby), Mary-Lou (Marie Manning) Gene (Mike Cotton) being photographed by Mark, (Quentin Pidduck)

Barry (John Ormsby), Mary-Lou (Marie Manning) Gene (Mike Cotton) being photographed by Mark, (Quentin Pidduck)

Barry (John Ormsby) and German Backpacker (Catherine Thompson)

Barry (John Ormsby) and German Backpacker (Catherine Thompson)

Mavis (Di Logan) seated beside Barry (John Ormsby)

Mavis (Di Logan) seated beside Barry (John Ormsby)

John Ormsby as Barry with Jack his dog

John Ormsby as Barry with Jack his dog

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