A memorial seat for John Antony

John Antony, QSM

We were delighted to see the installation of a new memorial seat in Killarney Park recognising the late John Antony (QSM), a long-time member of The PumpHouse family.

John was involved in community theatre for over five decades as a performer, designer, director and member of governing boards (including The PumpHouse Board).

He directed the very first musical staged at The PumpHouse, North Shore Operatic’s production of Music Hall, and was actively involved in 28 more productions here over the years.  He was also one of the founders of Tadpole Productions along with Louise Wallace.

Closeup of the memorial plaque

John’s family and Auckland Council worked together to choose just the right spot – and Auckland Council’s contractors worked hard to get it installed in time for the theatre’s 40th anniversary celebrations.

The seat is perfectly positioned with a view of either the lake or The PumpHouse – a view John enjoyed for many years as a friend, mentor and supporter of The PumpHouse.

We’re sure his cheeky spirit was the first to try out the new seat.

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