A Comedy/Farce by Peter Mackenzie
Staged: May 2012 @ Newlands Community Centre. 6 Players Directed by Brent Dawson.
Set in the South Island town of Karamea and the nearby Kahurangi National Park, “Escargot” featured a cast of colourful characters, including two French secret agents, a vegan Greenie and the star of the show, Powelliphanta Augustus, the giant kauri snail. When France’s snail population is hit by snail flu, the race is on to exploit New Zealand’s native snails – unless the Greenies can get there first! Peppered with love interests, language barriers, big business, small dealers, plenty of double entendre and even a murder mystery.