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The Pickle King

A play about love, death and preserves

Written By Jacob Rajan & Justin Lewis

Once the finest hotel in town, the Empire is now as faded as the dreams of the piano player who haunts the lobby. Jojo is a heart surgeon.

However, as a recent arrival from India the only work she can find is as a night porter in the Empire. Ammachy runs the Empire with an iron fist and has one big problem; her niece is blind and she will not be married. Sasha knows she must not marry because she is cursed - everything she loves dies. One night Death checks into the Hotel.

Sublime and ridiculous, simple and profound: Indian Ink bring you a play about love, death and what is worth preserving.
The Pickle King received a record seven nominations in New Zealand’s theatre awards 2002, and won the supreme award, “Production of the Year”. It appeared in Singapore at DBS Arts Centre from 30 January to 16 February 2007 presenting three shows each day.

The Pickle King will be touring across NZ from 4 May - 9 Sept, to celebrate their 20th Anniversary.

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  • Wed May 24-Sun 28 2017

Opening times

Wed 24 - Sat 27 May at 7.30pm
Sun 28 May at 4pm


Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
Gate 2 B, Knighton Road, University of Waikato

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Full price A Reserve: $55.00
Group 6+ A Reserve: $50.00
Concession C Reserve: $25.00
Group 6+ C Reserve: $25.00
Full price B Reserve: $45.00
Group 6+ B reserve: $40.00
Concession B Reserve: $40.00
Full price C Reserve: $30.00

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Phone 07 858 5105

Gate 2 B, Knighton Road, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
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