A play by Peter Shaffer

Kerikeri Theatre Company proudly presents Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer, the first production of 2020 Winter Season! 

​Black comedy is the hilarious story of a lovesick and desperate sculptor, Brindsley Miller. Brindsley has embellished his apartment with furniture and art that is “borrowed” from the absent antique collector next door to impress his fiancée’s pompous father and a wealthy art dealer. But when a fuse blows, hilarity ensues and Brindsley frantically attempts to return the stolen items before light is restored.

When:  There will be three performances on the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd of October, 2020. Doors open at 6 PM, the show starts at 7 PM (beer, wine, and snacks will be available for one hour before and after the show).

ATTENTION: Due to popular demand a matinee performance of Black Comedy has been added for Saturday, the 3rd of October at 2 PM.

Where: The Black Box Theatre, located inside of the Kerikeri Theatre Company studio, which is located at 17 Sammaree Place, Kerikeri 0230.


The evening shows begin at 7 PM for and the matinee begins at 2 PM. The bar opens one hour prior to the performance and will be open for one hour following each performance. 

The Black Box Theatre is located at 17 Sammaree Place, Kerikeri, at the Kerikeri Theatre Company studio.

Still have questions? Find answers below or contact us at


How has the recent Covid-19 outbreak impacted scheduled performances?

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement, regarding the new community Covid-19 cases and bringing the country to Level 2, we have decided the best course of action to protect our audiences, actors, production crew and team is to reschedule performances of Black Comedy to a later date.

The shows WILL go on! We will await to see what advice Government provides over the coming few days and be in touch with all customers as soon as we can with new dates. Your tickets will still be yours and you can still order tickets for the matinee to insure that you get a seat once the show is rescheduled! Once we have rescheduled, your tickets will roll over into the same day of the week that you originally purchased for. If you purchased a Thursday evening ticket, you will still keep it for a Thursday evening performance. Same for Friday/Saturday and the matinee shows.

UPDATE: We have since rescheduled these performances to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of October.

Is the show family friendly?

Black Comedy does not feature gratuitous violence, drug use, nudity or sexuality, however many of the shows do feature adult situations and references to sexuality and alcohol. While children of all ages are welcome, parental guidance is required and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Once I order, how do I get my tickets?

After ordering you will be sent a receipt from Paypal. That email receipt functions as your ticket. HOWEVER, your name will also be at the door on the day of your performance, so printing your receipt/ticket is not required.

Do you offer refunds?

Unfortunately we are not able to offer refunds once a ticket has been reserved, unless a show is canceled. However, if you are not able to attend, please feel free to contact us and we will try our best to assist you with selling the ticket.

What if I can’t make the show but I’ve already bought a ticket? Can I change the date?

If the show you wish to attend is not sold out, we are happy to change the date for you. However, you will only be able to change the date for the same production. You will not be able to exchange the ticket of one production for another. Just contact at least 48 hours prior to the performance.

Can I bring my own food or drink into the show?

Outside food and drinks are not allowed. However, if you have special dietary requirements or health-related needs please contact us at to make special arrangements.

Will I be able to buy food and drinks?

Yes, beer and wine from Kainui Brew Co and Vineyard will be sold 60 minutes prior to the performance, and for 60 minutes after the performance. Snacks and non-alcoholic options will also be available.

Where is the Black Box Theatre Located?

The Black Box Theatre is inside of the Kerikeri Theatre Company studio, which is located at 17 Sammaree Place, Kerikeri 0230.

I don’t have Paypal, how can I pay?

While we use Paypal as our payment processor, you don’t need a Paypal account in order to purchase a ticket. Once you click the order button you will be taken to a Paypal page with a login option. Just below that is a “pay with bank account or credit card” option, which works with all standard Eftpos and credit cards.

Still have questions?

If you still have questions and can’t find the answers above, please contact us at Thanks, and we hope to see you at the show!