Moonshine makes spirited theatrical night

01:40, Mar 07 2014
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ONE-MAN SHOW: David Jennings, pictured here during Waimate's Edwardian heritage celebrations, is offering a Good Night Out as his latest one-man show which includes stories about the man who sake the Titanic and the days of illegal moonshine.

David Jennings is gearing up to present A Good Night Out with nostalgia, history, songs and laughter in his latest one-man show.

The show being on for one night only at the Mckenzie Lifestyle Village Clubhouse in Geraldine is written and performed by Mr Jennings.

Act one is titled Whiskey in the Jar which Mr Jennings says is a rollicking tale of prohibition and Hokonui moonshine whisky in Southland, last century.

It is based on the journal of Angus McDonald, a successful moonshiner who made and sold Hokonui in the 1900s.

"I call him successful because there is no record of him ever having been arrested by the police," Mr Jennings said.

After intermission with a complimentary cuppa, the second act starts with an account of the man who sank the Titanic.


"Even though he was not on the vessel when it hit an iceberg 102 years ago."

He said it is an intriguing story and one that needed to be told.

The show finishes with a bit of humour and a few song parodies Mr Jennings said the audience is welcome in sing along to.

A Good Night Out will be performed on Saturday March 8 at 7.30pm. Tickets are $12 and are available from Louk NZ Clothing, Geraldine or phone 03 264 8000.

South Canterbury