Past Productions

Here is some information on our past productions dating back to 1976.

The Vicar of Dibley Too! - Written and directed by Damian Reid The Vicar of Dibley Too! takes its cue from the popular TV show and faithfully repurposes four key episodes - featuring all of the show’s favourite characters - for the stage. From the first awkward meeting between Geraldine and the Dibley parish committee to Geraldine’s star turn on BBC’s… Continue Reading
The Supermarket Sisterhood - By Devon Williamson & directed by Ross Jordan Dates: 27th July – 5th August 2017 All is not well at Discount Co. The suburban supermarket has seen better days and, ominously, the long-time owner has just sold out to a bean-counting accountant who has fresh ideas on how to turn a profit. It is all… Continue Reading
Oh What a Lovely War - A musical drama by Joan Littlewood, Theatre Workshop, Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles and members of the original cast. Staged: June 2016 @ Newlands Community Centre. 14 players. Director Ewen Coleman, Musical Director Anne Megget. Ewen Coleman's management of the numerous vignettes and excerpts of life in England during the war, and on the battle front… Continue Reading
Production List from 1976-2005 - A table listing all our productions from 1976 through to 2005. Continue Reading
Social Climbers - A Comedy by Roger Hall. Staged: June 2006 @ Newlands Innkeeper Building Theatre. 7 Players Directed by Pat Moran.Five women and girls are trapped in a hiking hut high in the mountains. Torrential rains and a washed out bridge confines them together for three days. Two days in and all's well...three days in, not so… Continue Reading
Weed - A Comedy by Anthony McCarten. Staged: November 2006 @ Newlands Innkeeper Building Theatre. 8 Players Directed by Barry Lakeman.Henry Donavan is being forced into the mortgagee sale of his farm, Jack Riorden has been fired up by a marketing conference they've both attended, so they decide to grow a crop of marijuana... Continue Reading
Three In One - Three plays, a comedy, a comedy/drama and an improvisation, staged April 2007 @ Newlands Innkeeper Building Theatre. Continue Reading
Take a Chance on Me - A Comedy by Roger Hall. Staged: July/August 2007 @ Nwlds Innkeeper Bldg Theatre. 9 Players Directed by Brent Dawson. A Table For Six and none of them ever thought it would come to this... Continue Reading
Memory of Water - A Comedy/Drama by Shelagh Stephenson. Staged: April/May 2008 @ Onslow College Arts Centre. 9 Players Directed by Ewen Coleman. Three sisters return home after the death of their mother to attend herfuneral. Each sister has distinct memories of their childhood often contradicting those of their siblings as they laugh, cry rage and bicker about both… Continue Reading
Role Play - A Comedy by Alan Ayckbourn. Staged: May 2010 @ Newlands Community Centre. 6 Players Directed by Ewen Coleman. Justin and Julie-Ann, (both IT professionals) will inform their disparate parents, Justin's upper crust alcoholic mother from Surrey and Julie-Ann's bigoted Yorkshire father and prim mother, of their intention to marry. Drop into the mix a former… Continue Reading
Spreading Out - A Comedy by Roger Hall. Staged: November 2010 @ Newlands Community Centre. 6 Players Directed by Stephanie Drew.Times have changed in the twenty five years since that dinner party. A Wairarapa lifestyle block is now Colin's and Elizabeth's home and it's all on for a family reunion on New Year's Eve. Continue Reading
Deck Chairs - A Comedy/Drama by Jean McConnell In A Series of Short Plays. Staged: July 2011 @ Newlands Community Centre. 8 Players. We staged 5 of the 16 short plays. Cruise Missile - Directed by Lisette Prendergast; Cupboard Love - Directed by Margaret Taylor... Continue Reading
Escargot - 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,… Continue Reading
I’ve Got A Dinosaur In My Backyard - A Children's Play by Kath Bee and Gaelynne Pound. Staged: October 2012 @ Newlands Community Centre. 7 Players Directed by Pat Moran. This lively New Zealand play was staged by New Players in conjunction with Paparangi School. It tells the story of DJ, who finds Rex, a “bitser” dinosaur, in his backyard... Continue Reading
Nana’s Naughty Knickers - A Comedy by Katherine Di Savino. Staged: June 2013 @ Newlands Community Centre. 6 Players Directed by Jeff Osborne. Bridget and her Grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite Nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into an experience she’ll never… Continue Reading
Mum’s Choir - A Drama by Alison Quigan. Staged: April 2014 @ Newlands Community Centre. 7 Players Directed by Paul Langham. The O'Reilly family have returned home to bury their mother. The old house resonates with memories of happier days: raucous singalongs, outrageous parties, improvised cricket on the back lawn. Mum's presence is everywhere Continue Reading
The Old People Are Revolting! - A Comedy by Devon Williamson. Staged: November 2014 @ Newlands Community Centre. 8 Players Directored by Jeff Osborne. The senior residents of the Sunshine Lifestyle Village have had enough ... they're revolting! Once the "makers and shakers" of their community, the residents of Sunshine Village are now largely ignored, and relegated to the sidelines of… Continue Reading
‘Allo ‘Allo - A Comedy by Jeremy Lloyd & David Croft. Staged: July 2015 @ Newlands Community Centre. 9 Players Directed by Ross Jordan. French cafe owner, Rene, tries to ride out World War II. Caught between the Gestapo and the Resistance and forced into working with both, Rene struggles to hide evidence of his affairs with his… Continue Reading