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Detour Theatre Tauranga: How To Train Your Husband

How To Train Your Husband
Written by Devon Williamson
Performed by Detour Theatre, Tauranga
Directed by Kim Williamson
Season: 16 March - 2 April (all performances at 7:30pm. No performances Sundays, Mondays, or Tuesdays.

From the writer of “Menopause Made Me Do It” and “Understanding Women” comes the outrageous hit comedy about women attempting the impossible “How I Trained My Husband”.

Five women give you all the tips and tricks you'll ever need to get your man under total control. Hilarious and inspirational.
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Dannevirke Theatre Co: And Then They Came For Me

And Then They Came For Me (remembering the world of Anne Frank)
Written by James Still
Performed by Dannevirke Theatre Company
Directed by Melissa Martin and Gary Mitchelmore
Venues: Fountain Theatre Dannevirke and Regent Pahiatua.
Season: 6-10 April 2011 (Fountain Theatre Dannevirke) and 13-17 April 2011 (Regent Pahiatua)

"And Then They Came for Me" is a unique theatrical experience: a multimedia play that weaves videotaped interviews with holocaust survivors - Ed Silverberg and Eva Schloss - with live actors recreating scenes from their lives during World War 2.

Part oral history, part dramatic action, part direct address, part remembrance... the ensemble driven "And Then They Came for Me" breaks new ground and has been acclaimed by audiences.
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Cue Theatre, Taranaki: The Ghost Train

The Ghost Train
Written by Arnold Ridley
Performed by Cue theatre (Inglewood Dramatic Society, Taranaki)
Directed by David Ertel
Season: 2-16 April 2011 All performances 7:30pm except Sundays (2:00pm matinee). No performance Mondays.

An outstanding, British theatre classic comic thriller set in the 1920's that will have you guessing until the very end!.

“A young man as a prank pulled the communication cord and now six passengers find themselves in a waiting room having missed their connection. It is a dark and stormy night. The station master warns them of a "ghost train" but they decide to stay in the waiting room so that they can catch the first morning train. A young woman in evening dress suddenly turns up and the station master is discovered - dead.”

“The Ghost Train” is a classic comic thriller of British theatre and tells the story of a group of travelers who find themselves marooned at a lonely station deep in Cornwall. One couple would rather have their domestic differences aired in private, the newly-married young couple would rather spend the first night of their honeymoon in private, and the station master wants to keep private what really goes on at the station.
This comedy thriller is set in the 1920’s and will appeal to all fans of Agatha Christie whom Ridley much admired.
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Dolphin Theatre, Auckland: We'll Always Have Paris

We'll Always Have Paris
Written by Jill Hyem
Performed by Dolphin Theatre, Auckland
Directed by Mary Granfors
Season: 19 February to 12th March 2011

We'll Always Have Paris - A romantic comedy by Jill Hyem

Paris! The wine, the art the music, the romance … three Englishwomen of a “certain age” experience love, laughter, loss and tears and importantly, the joys and challenges of growing old …
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Stagecraft: A Doll’s House - Teaser available on

“A Doll’s House”,
 by Henrik Ibsen, translated by William Archer,
Directed by Kerina Deas
Performed by Stagecraft Theatre Wellington
Season: 16 – 19 Feb at 8 pm, 20 Feb at 3 pm, 22 – 23 Feb at 6.30 pm, and 24 – 26 Feb at 8 pm.
Venue: Gryphon Theatre, Ghuznee St, Wellington.

For those possibly interested in seeing Stagecraft Wellington's 2011 performance of A Dolls House, by Ibsen, there is now a promotional teaser available on Youtube.

You can see it at the following location:


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Khandallah Arts Theatre: A Month of Sundays

A Month of Sundays
Written by Bob Larbey
Performed by Khandallah Arts Theatre
Directed by Margaret Robertson
Season: 5-8 and and 12-14 May 2011. All performances 8pm except Sunday (4pm)

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This play is set in a rest home and revolves around two residents: Cooper, who has voluntarily left his family to avoid the indignity of depending on them, and his friend Aylott, both on the verge of some geriatric embarrassment. To the painful ritual of Sunday family visits and empty condescension the two inmates reply with humour and wit, aware that life can only be endured if treated as a comedy.

The action of the play takes place in Cooper's room on the first Sunday in April and the first Sunday in May - the days his daughter and son-in-law do their duty and visit!
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AUDITIONS: The Little Mermaid, directed by Jayde Braxton, Playbox Theatre Christchurch

The Little Mermaid and other stories, songs and poems
Performed by Playbox Theatre (link: 20110109200308790])
Directed by Jayde Braxton
Season: 21 April to 1 May (6.30pm Thursdays & Fridays, 11.00am & 2.00pm Saturdays and Sundays, no performances Monday to Wednesday) 8 performances only.
Venue: The Mill Theatre, Christchurch

Audition dates: 19-20 February 2011
Audition venue: (unknown - contact Jayde Braxton for details)

Playbox Theatre presents: The Little Mermaid and other stories, songs and poems

6 to 8 energetic, enthusiastic people required

Contact: Jayde Braxton on 021-047-0489
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AUDITIONS: The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, directed by Mark Da Vanzo, Stagecraft Wellington

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
Written by Jim Cartwright
Performed by Stagecraft Wellington
Directed by Mark Da Vanzo
Season: 6-16 July 2011
Venue: The Gryphon Theatre, Wellington

Audition dates: 9 - 10 April 2011
Audition Venue: Toi Poneke Arts Centre, Wellington.

Directed by Mark Da Vanzo for Stagecraft

Little Voice (LV) lives alone with her mother Mari whose imposing presence drives the shy LV into spending her time in her bedroom listening to her beloved father's records. When small-time impresario Ray Say hears LV's faultless impersonation of famous singers, he recognises the gold in her voice and determines to exploit it, but the whirlwind rush for success breaks LV and dashes Ray’s hopes. Finally, however, LV gains the courage to sing in her own voice...

Set in Northern England, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is a great script with strong characters for performers to really get their teeth into. With a small cast of 7 we can really work hard to bring the characters to life. The Characters are as follows:
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Domestic goddess - Stagecraft Wellington: A Dolls House

“A Doll’s House”,
 by Henrik Ibsen, translated by William Archer,
Directed by Kerina Deas
Performed by Stagecraft Theatre Wellington
Season: 16 – 19 Feb at 8 pm, 20 Feb at 3 pm, 22 – 23 Feb at 6.30 pm, and 24 – 26 Feb at 8 pm.
Venue: Gryphon Theatre, Ghuznee St, Wellington,

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I though that you'd want to see this newspaper article about Stagecraft Theatre Wellington's February 2011 production of A Dolls House.

I would have put in a by-line for the author of that story, but the Capital Times story doesn't include that information.


SHE’S not just a cheerleader. Gabrielle Stewart is busy, she’s a single lady on the field, but in her other life on stage, she’s a married woman.

On top of that her day job is in the Beehive as an executive assistant to Taupo MP Louise Upston.
Her latest lead role as Nora Helmer for Henrik Ibsen’s classic play A Doll’s House at Gryphon Theatre, is a long way from dancing along to Beyoncé’s hit song Single Ladies.

“It’s a fantastic play for women and in 1879, when it was written, it was really quite shocking because it was the first time the institution of marriage was ever questioned on the stage,” she says.

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Titirangi Theatre: And The Winner Is...

And the winner is...
By Mitch Albom
Performed by Titirangi Theatre
Directed by Richard Purro
Season: 15-26 March 2011 (exact dates and times to be confirmed)
Venue: The Theatre, Lopdell House, 418 Titirangi Road, Titirangi, West Auckland.

"And the Winner Is..." is a fast and funny comedy that shamelessly lampoons Hollywood and its love of award ceremonies, while at the same time manages to be a gentle reminder to be considerate of other people.