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A play by Harold Pinter

Kerikeri Theatre Company proudly presents "The Lover", by Nobel Prize winner Harold Pinter, the second production of our 2020 Winter Season! 

Tickets sell for just $30 in advance or $40 at the door. But please be aware that the Black Box Theatre seats only 50 people, so we do expect some performances to sell out! Select Your tickets now...

The Lover is the story of Sarah and Richard. This unassuming couple have been married for 10 years, and by all appearances they live a pretty conventional life… However, behind closed doors – while Richard is at work – Sarah is having an affair in an attempt to keep her marriage refreshed. Richard knows about ‘the other man’ and, in fact, allows him to frequent his house and visit his wife several times a week! Can Richard maintain his indifference to the affair to keep his wife happy, or will he crack!? This tantalizing comedy will have the audience on the edge of their seats, laughing as the drama unfolds.

When:  There will be three performances on the 27th, 28th, & 29th 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).

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


Tickets sell for just $30 in advance or $40 at the door. But please be aware that the Black Box Theatre seats only 50 people and our the first of this season's shows sold out a month in advance. So we do expect some performances to SELL OUT! Select Your tickets now...

The bar opens at 6 PM, and the show begins at 7 PM for each event.

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 do I get my ticket once I've ordered?

Immediately after you order you will receive an email receipt from Paypal. That email is your receipt/ticket and can be printed and brought with you to the show, or you can simply show us the email via a mobile device at the door. However, we will also have all names at the door, so a printed receipt is only a precautionary measure. You shouldn't need it. You will find the dates of your tickets in that email receipt. Doors are at 6 PM and the show starts at 7 PM.

Is the show family friendly?

The Lover does not feature gratuitous violence, drug use, nudity or sexuality, however the Lover does feature adult situations and references to sex, drugs, 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. 

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!

UPDATE (Posted 21/08/20: Due to the current level 2 status the Lover has been briefly postponed. We expect to announce new performance dates within the coming week. You can still purchase tickets but be aware that performance dates will change. All ticket holders will be notified via email as soon as new dates are confirmed. We appreciate your patience in the meantime.

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