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 13th, 14th, & 15th of August, 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 new matinee performance of Black Comedy has been added for Saturday, the 15th of August 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.


Due to popular demand, and the complete SELL OUT of all three performances of Black Comedy, we have decided to add ONE MORE matinee performance on Saturday, the 15th of August, 2020 at 2 PM. Seats are limited and there is a significant waiting list, so grab your tickets fast!

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


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!

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