Kings of the Gym Poster

Dates and times

8 to 18 November 2018
Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30pm
Matinees – Saturday 17 at 2pm
Sunday 11 & 18 November at 3pm
Preview 7 November 7-30pm (limited seating)


The PumpHouse Theatre


Adult $39.00
Senior (65+) $35.00
Student $25.00
Group 10+ $35.00
Friends of The PumpHouse $30.00
Equity Member $25.00

Additional fees

Booking Fee $5.00 per booking
Card Processing Fee 2.5% per booking

How to get tickets

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“The only thing I like is teaching, and there’s less and less of that”

 If you think the New Zealand school curriculum has become full of politically correct ideologies, constantly changing teaching methods and a multitude of assessments then this hilarious comedy is for you.

Overweight and unfit Head PE teacher Laurie at low decile school Hautapu High doesn’t want a bar of the obsessive box ticking set up by ultra PC headmistress, Viv Cleaver.   He and his offsider Pat, a former-student-now-gym-teacher, do their best to subvert Viv’s over-earnest, te reo heavy curriculum.  “I had to make some pois for the first fifteen” complains Laurie as he places another bet with his bookie on the phone from their office above the gym, unaware that Viv is about to introduce young Maori student teacher, Annie, into their laissez-faire culture.  She is an ace netball player, a born-again Christian and determined to make her mark in the new school culture.

The ensuing conflict is both wonderfully funny and affecting as people’s strongly held beliefs are challenged and serious truths are exposed.  Dave Armstrong has affectionately written a play full of satire, rude innuendo, belly laughs and HEART.

Starring Paul Glover, Louise Wallace, Alexander Walker and Valeria Davis, this is an ideal show to get your friends together for a block booking and a great night out.

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