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The Star: March 23, 2017

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20 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Thursday March 23 2017 Theatre/Arts Clothing Bin Locations for Pink Bags Blue Child Cancer Foundation bins are available all over CHRISTCHURCH for pink clothing bags, any used Clothing, Toys, Bric-a-Brac and anything useable. New World Northwood New World Rolleston Oderings Cashmere Countdown Moorhouse Ave Soleares Ave Shops Parklands Kindy, 20 Chadbury St SAVEMART NEW BRighTON, hAWKE ST Beach Rd Tyre & Auto Centre, 91 Beach Rd Bealey Discounter, Cnr Bealey & Champion St SAVEMART 472 CRANFORD ST Springfield Dairy, Abberley Cres Roll On inn Dairy, 251 Sawyers Arms Rd Mobil Redwood Challenge Service Station Blighs Rd New World halswell Westfield Riccarton SAVEMART 94 ShANDS RD National Bank Carpark, Riccarton New World, Peer St Shopping Centre, Staverley St SAVEMART 45 BATTERSEA ST Cracroft Dairy, Cashmere Rd Countdown Beckenham, Colombo St Thorrington School Lincoln Kindergarton, Boundary Rd Landsdowne Play Centre, Landsdowne Tce You help a lot when you drop pink clothing bags in one of the above bins. Any used clothing acceptable, other bags and cartons of clothing acceptable. If you can’t get to a bin or have large items, phone for a collector to call ph 349-5896 or 029 272-5519. Thank-you for helping. Play questions our tolerance The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night- Time, adapted by Simon Stephens from the novel by Mark Haddon, directed by Lara Macgregor, at the Court Theatre Reviewed by Barry Southam THIS PRODUCTION has a stellar performance from Tim Earl about a troubled young man who can’t bear being touched. The young man, Christopher, is certainly not your normal person – his take on language is different from yours and mine and he is a whizz at mathematics. The play celebrates Christopher who is most certainly an outsider of the first order. He TROUBLED: Serena Cotton (Julie) and Tim Earl (Christopher) in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. describes himself as “a mathematician with some behavioural problems,” and these come to the fore as he tries to ACCOMPLISHED: Kathleen Burns, Matt Hudson, Serena Cotton, Roy Snow, Steven Ray, and Margaret-Mary Hollins in a scene from the production. discover who has murdered a dog with a pitchfork. In the process he beats himself up and angers his father who just wants him to stay out of other people’s business. Mark Wright as the father was initially too loud in his frustration, but fortunately tones it down quickly. His son is very much the centre of the play. The characters surrounding Christopher are revealed by readings from a book Christopher has written. The The Star device works well and we also get to know Christopher in all his differences. At one point a circular railway track descends onto the stage around which a toy train travels, though the significance of this is not immediately obvious. However, in a later scene Christopher struggles with the London tube, the chaos of which is brilliantly portrayed on the Court’s stage. The play has Christopher on the verge of autism and expects us to examine our own attitudes to people who are not the same as us. We are being required to “walk in someone else’s shoes,” and thus become more accepting of difference, to be more patient and tolerant in our dealings with others. Tim Earl played the part of Christopher in an Auckland production before coming to Christchurch and thus a very well-rounded rendition results. He is backed by an accomplished cast as you would expect from the team at The Court. Well worth seeing. •The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time runs until April 22. Thanks for your patience as we work on the city’s roads and pipes Avonhead Road wastewater upgrade project Planning underway AVONHEAD Northwest water supply deep well upgrades Construction underway Completion April 2017 BISHOPDALE UPPER RICCARTON FENDALTON Riccarton area wastewater upgrade projects Construction underway Completion October 2017 RICCARTON REDWOOD Cranford Street wastewater replacement Construction starts May 2017 Completion October 2017 PAPANUI BURWOOD ST ALBANS Riccarton area water supply replacement projects Construction underway Completion November 2017 Here’s some key projects happening this year Bealey Avenue NEW BRIGHTON resurfacing Completion April 2017 New Brighton road resurfacing Construction starts October 2017 Completion March 2018 As SCIRT finishes, Christchurch City Council will continue repairing and improving the city’s earthquake damaged pipes and roads. We’ve budgeted over $600 million over the next five years to repair our services, and have several major projects underway across Christchurch on top of this budget. South East Halswell new wastewater project Construction starts December WIGRAM 2016 Completion November 2017 LYTTELTON HORNBY HALSWELL South East Halswell new water supply project Construction underway Completion November 2017 Beckenham/Colombo Street wastewater upgrade Construction starts May 2017 Completion June 2018 SPREYDON Centaurus road resurfacing Construction starts October 2017 Completion CASHMERE March 2018 LINWOOD Lyttelton Harbour wastewater project Construction starts June 2017 Completion end of 2021 BROMLEY Waltham Road WOOLSTON Resurfacing Construction starts October 2017 Completion March 2018 Lyttelton retaining walls Construction underway Completion May-June 2017 FERRYMEAD LYTTELTON Peacocks Gallop wastewater replacement Construction starts April/May 2017 Completion July 2017 Redcliffs Main Road resurfacing Construction starts October 2017 Completion March 2018 SUMNER Sumner-Lyttelton Corridor road repair Construction underway Completion 2018 LITTLE RIVER Akaroa Wastewater scheme WAINUI Scheme progressing through consent phase AKAROA Need more information? 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