Past Productions
     1948-2017

Past Productions 
1949- 2016

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2017
 June
 Central Otago Man By Justin Eade
 Directed By David Thomson
 







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2016
May
The Vicar of Dibley 
Directed by Gloria Reid & Geoff Smith






 November 
 Charlie & the Chocolate Factory  by Roald Dahl adapted by Richard .R.George
 Directed by David Thomson














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2015
June
An Evening of Laughter & Tears featuring
   "Red Hot in Amsterdam" by Patricia Robinson
Directed by David Thomson  
    "Little Bro Morning, Big Sis Afternoon" by Mike Tibbetts
Directed by John McCallum  
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2014
April
Dad's Army
Directed by Geoff Smith


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2011
May
"Middle Age Spread" by Roger Hall
Directed by Dale Neill
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2010
May
An Evening of Comedy & Chaos featuring
-       "Chook Chook" by Fiona Farrell
Directed by Megan Gallagher
-       "Early Blight" and "Late Frost" from the Deckchairs series by Jean McConnell
Directed by David Thomson

 July
"Whiskers & Co"
Directed by Dian Shirley

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2009
March
"Drama Queen" - A Variety Night.
Directed by Various

July
"Whatever Happened to Billy Bignall" by Les Clarke.
Directed by Ruth Wheeler   

November
Christmas Variety Show
Directed by Various
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2008
May
"Memory of Water" by Shelagh Stephenson
Directed by John McCallum   

September
"Words and Chords"  An Evening of Poetry and Music
Directed by Various

November
An Evening of Laughter and Tears featuring
-       "Joined at the Hip" by Joe Graham
Directed by John McCallum
-       "Watching the Magpies" by Les Clarke
Directed by Denis O'Connor
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2007
March
"Gosforth's Fete" as part of Festival of Plains Celebrations
Directed by David Thomson


July
An Evening of Laughter and Tears featuring
-       "Red Hot in Amsterdam" by Patricia Robinson
Directed by John McCallum  
-       "Little Bro Morning, Big Sis Afternoon" by Mike Tibbetts
Directed by John McCallum  


November
“Bad Day In Black Frog Creek”
Directed by David Thomson  

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2006
May
"Ugly  Customers" by Joe Musaphia
Directed by Dian Shirley

November
A Trio of Melodramas
-       "Chinese Pendant"
Directed by David Thomson

-       "Every Picture Tells a Story"
Directed by John McCallum


-       "Cock Robin"
Directed by Dian Shirley


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2005
May
"Loot" by Joe Orton
Directed by Nigel Ensor
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2004
April
One-Act Showcase including
-       "Resting Place" by David Campton
Directed by Kay Thomspon,
-       "Smell of Burning" by David Campton
Directed by Nigel Ensor
-       "A Pound on Demand" by Sean O'Casey
Directed by Pet Coates

May
"Homespun Yarns" An Evening of Poetry, Dance and Fun.   
Directed by Various

August
"Country Cops" by Robert Lord
Directed by Nigel Ensor   
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2003
May
A Potpourri of One Act Plays including
"Right’
Directed by Roger Littlejohn
"Norm"
Directed by Nigel Ensor   
"Betrothal"
Directed by Kay Thompson

August
"Charlie's Aunt" by Brandon Thomas
Directed by Nigel Ensor 
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2002
March
 "Lady Audley's Secret" by Brian Brown
Directed by Nigel Ensor   

May
A Festival of One-Act Plays featuring
"The Willing Horse"
Directed by Malcolm Turner
"Afterglow"
Directed by Suzy O'Brien
"In the Shadow of the Glen"
Directed by Roger Littlejohn   
November
"Gone up in Smoke" by Georgina Reid
Directed by Nigel Ensor
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2001
May
"Coarse Acting Strikes Back" by Michael Green  
Directed by Judith Laube, Nigel Ensor and Denis O'Connor

July
"Alice and the Magic Mirror" by Nigel Ensor
Directed by Nigel Ensor

November
"Situation Comedy" by Johnnie Mortimer/Brian Cooke
Directed by Kay Thompson   
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2000
April
"There's a Genie in My Lamp" by Di Shirley & Roger Littlejohn
Directed by Di Shirley

June
"Words and Music" Variety Show
Directed by Various

September
"Straight & Narrow" by Jimmie Chinn
Directed by Nigel Ensor   

December
"Christmas Frolics" Variety Show.
Directed by Various
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1999
May
"Time of my Life" by Alan Ayckbourne
Directed by Lewis Ablett-Kerr    

August
"The Gin Game" by The Chameleons
Directed by Unknown

November
"Penny Blue" by Vanessa Brook
Directed by Nigel Ensor 
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1998
July
"Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" by Jesse Braham White
Directed by H Smith

October
"The Murder Room"
Directed by Nigel Ensor 
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1997
February
A Summertime Revue featuring
-       "Couples" by William Stoppard
Directed by Dian Shirley   
-       "Come Again" by Alan Cowan
Directed by Dian Shirley   
-       "Every Picture tells a Story"
Directed by Dian Shirley   

May
One-Act Showcase including
-       "The Third Great Coars Acting Show" featuring "Stalag 69"
Directed by Judith Laube
-       "Present Slaughter"
Directed by Nigel Ensor
-       "A Fish in Her Kettle"
Directed by Denis O'Connor   

September
"The Decorator" by Donald Churchill
Directed by Roger Littlejohn
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1996
March
"Just Cause or Impediment" by Nigel Ensor
Directed by Nigel Ensor

May
"Bravo Company Needs You" Musical Revue
Directed by Various

July
"Alice in Wonderland" Adapted by Nigel Ensor
Directed by Dian Shirley   

October
"Habeas Corpus" by Alan Bennet
Directed by Lewis Ablett-Kerr

November
A Night at the Fire Station Saloon featuring
-       "A Trouble Shared"
Directed by Dian Shirley   
-       "The Chinese Pendant"
Directed by Dian Shirley   
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1995
February
"Winkie" (Repeat). by Nigel Ensor
Directed by Nigel Ensor

May
"Rats” Childrens Musical
Directed by Helen Smith

September
"Whodunnit" by Antony Shaffer
Directed by Lewis Ablett-Kerr

November
Four Short Comedies featuring
-       "Couples" by William Stoppard
Directed by Nigel Ensor
-       "Mother Figure" by Alan Ayckbourne
Directed by Roger Littlejohn
-     "The Problem" by A R Gurney Jr
Directed by Nigel Ensor
-       "King Macbee and the Walking Trees"
Directed by Denis O'Connor  
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1994
March
"The Variety Comedy Show"
Directed by Various

April
"Lend Me a Tenor" by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Denis O'Connor

May
"Whiskers & Co"
Directed by Dian Shirley

July
"Winkie" by Nigel Ensor 
Directed by Nigel Ensor

August
An Irish Evening featuring "Riders to the Sea" by J M Singe
Directed by Roger Littlejohn   

November
"Ten Times Table" by Alan Ayckbourne
Directed by Louise Petherbridge

December
"Rosebud in Danger"
Directed by Unknown
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1993
April
A Variety of Entertainment
Directed by Various

May
"The Real Inspector Hound" (rehearsed reading) by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Roger Littlejohn    

July
"Peter Pan" by Bruce Kyle
Directed by Dian Shirley

November
"Seasons Greetings" by Alan Ayckbourne
Directed by Karen Elliot-Best

September
A Variety of Entertainment
Directed by Various
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1992
May
"Taking Steps" by Alan Ayckbourne
Directed by Anne Whitaker   

July
"The Wizard of Oz"
Directed by Dian Shirley   

September
"Breath of Spring" by Peter Coke
Directed by Margaret Laube   

November
A Selection of Short Plays featuring
-       "A Trouble Shared"
Directed by Dian Shirley

-       "A Load of Old Rubbish
Directed by Nigel Ensor

-       "George"
Directed by Nigel Ensor

-       "Fifteen Minute Hamlet"
Directed by Ian Woodhouse   
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1991
May
"All Set for Murder" by Beatrix Carter
Directed by Denis O'Connor   

October
"Bedside Manor" by Derek Benfield
Directed by Dian Shirley
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1990
May
"Tea for Two" by John Chapman/Dave Freeman
Directed by Denis O'Connor

October
"Tons of Money" by Alan Ayckbourne
Directed by Marie Harbott
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1989
May
"Arsenic and Old Lace" by Joseph Kesselring
Directed by Marie Harbott

July
Melodramas
"A Trouble Shared"
Directed by Unknown
"Dougle Dealing"
Directed by Unknown

November
"Local Affairs" by Richard Harris
Directed by Natalie Ellis
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1988
May
"Caravan" by Donald MacDonald
Directed by Boyd Craig
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1987
May
"Bedroom Farce" by Alan Ayckbourne
Directed by Denis O'Connor

November
"Noises Off" by Michael Frayn
Directed by Denis O'Connor
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1986
May
"Absurd Person Singular" by Alan Ayckbourne
Directed by Joy Smith

November
"Outside Edge" by Richard Harris
Directed by Boyd Craig
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1985
April
"Sextet" by Michael Pertwee
Directed by Denis O'Connor

October
"House Guest" by Francis Durbridge
Directed by Kay Thompson
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1984
April
"Ring Around the Moon" by Jean Anouith
Directed by Lynne Hewland

October
"Shock" by Brian Clemens
Directed by Joy Smith
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1983
April
"Once in a Blue Moon" by John Dole
Directed by Denis O'Connor

November
"Brush with a Body" by Maurice McLaughlin
Directed by John Reid
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1982
April
"The Brides of March" by John Chapman
Directed by Joy Smith

November
"Cat on the Fiddle" by John Dole
Directed by Denis O'Connor
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1981
May
"A Bird in the Hand" by Derek Benfield
Directed by Boyd Craig

November
"The Late Mrs Early" by Norman Robbins
Directed by Kay Thompson
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1980
April
"A Tomb with a View" by Norman Robbins
Directed by Boyd Craig
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1979
May
"There Goes the Bride" by Ray Cooney/John Chapman
Directed by Kay Thompson

November
"Last of the Red Hot Lovers" by Neil Simon
Directed by Natalie Ellis
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1978
April
"Running Riot" by Derek Benfield
Directed by Marie Harbott   

October
"My Giddy Aunt"  by Unknown
Directed by Mona Semke
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1977
May
"Move over Mrs Markham" by Ray Cooney/John Chapman
Directed by Grace Douglas   

October
"Semi-Detached" by David Turner
Directed by Joy Smith 
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1976
April
"Every Other Evening" by Francois Campaux
Directed by Natalie Ellis

October
"Not Now Darling" by Ray Cooney/John Chapman
Directed by Effie Cockburn
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1975
May
"Wanted - One Body!" by Raymond Dyer
Directed by Wendy Walker
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1974
July
"Time and Time Again" by Alan Ayckbourne
Directed by Grace Douglas

November
"The Secretary Bird" by William Douglas Home
Directed by Burt Nisbet
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1973
November
"All Things Bright & Beautiful" by Keith Waterhouse/Willis Hall
Directed by Shirley La Hood
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1972
April
"Ladies in Retirement" by Edward Percy/Reginald Denham
Directed by Natalie Ellis   

October
"Say Who You Are" by Keith Waterhouse/Willis Hall
Directed by Grace Douglas   
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1971
April
"Boeing-Boeing" by Mare Camoletti/Beverley Cross
Directed by Grace Douglas

September
"Upstairs and Downstairs" by Alison McMaster
Directed by Alistair Douglas
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1970
April
"Dry Rot" by John Chapman
Directed by Grace Douglas   

October
"I'll Get My Man" by Philip King
Directed by Unknown
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1969
May
"Don't Utter a Note" by Anton Delmar
Directed by Grace Douglas

October
"A Woman in a Dressing Gown" by Ted Willis
Directed by Grace Douglas
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1968
April
"Post Horn Gallop" by Derek Benfield
Directed by Natalie Ellis   

October
"Dial M for Murder" by Frederick Knott
Directed by Grace Douglas 
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1967
April
"When We Are Married" by J.B. Priestley
Directed by Natalie Ellis

September
"Goodnight Mrs Puffin" by Arthur Lovegrove
Directed by Mervyn Jarvis
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1966
May
"Rock-a-bye Sailor" by Philip King & Falkland Carey
Directed by Grace  Douglas   

October
"Critics Choice" by Ira Levin
Directed by Natalie Ellis   
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1965
April
"Semi-Detached" by David Turner
Directed by Bill Taylor

October
"By a Hand Unknown" by Neilson Gattey/Bramley Moore
Directed by Bill Taylor
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1964
April
“Loves a Luxury" by Guy Paxton & Edward V Hale
Directed by Grace Douglas

October
"Duet for Two Hands" by Mary Hayley Bell
Directed by Natalie Ellis
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1963
May
"Simple Spymen" by John Chapman
Directed by Grace Douglas

October
"An Inspector Calls" by J.B. Priestley
Directed by Mervyn Jarvis   
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1962
April
"The Gazebo" by Alec Coppel
Directed by Grace Douglas

October
"The Blue Goose" by Peter Blackmore
Directed by Grace Douglas
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1961
April
"Thark" by Ben Travers
Directed by Grace Douglas

August
"Love from a Stranger" by Frank Vosper
Directed by Grace Douglas---
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1960
April
"Sailor Beware" by Philip King & Falkland Cary
Directed by Grace Douglas

September
"Rebecca" by Daphne de Maurier
Directed by Grace Douglas
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1959
March
"Harvey" by Mary Chase
Directed by Harry McLeod

August
"Gaslight" by Patrick Hamilton
Directed by Grace Douglas
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1958-
March
"My Three Angels" by Same and Bella Spewack
Directed by Harry McLeod

August
"Arms and the Man" by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Harry McLeod

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1957
September
"Bonaventure" by Charlotte Hastings
Directed by Harry McLeod

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1956
May
"Night Must Fall" by Emlyn Williams
Directed by Desmond Greenslade

September
"Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Harry McLeod

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1955
March
"Home and Beauty" by W. Somerset Maughan
Directed by Harry McLeod

October
"Ladies in Retirement" by Percy and Denham
Directed by Harry McLeod

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1954
April
"Love in a Mist" by Kenneth Horne
Directed by Unknown

August
"Great Day" by Lesley Storm.  Director: 
Directed by Harry McLeod

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1953
April
"A Lady Mislaid" by Kenneth Horne
Directed by Desmond Greenslade

September
"Short Story" by Robert Morley. 
Directed by Allan Sawell
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1952
April
"Nine Till Six" by Unknown
Directed by Allan Sawell

July
"Blythe Spirit" by Noel Coward
Directed by Allan Sawell
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1951
April

"George and Margaret" by Gerald Savory
Directed by Ernest Griffin

August
"The Ghost Train" by Arnold Ridley
Directed by Desmond Greenslade
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1950
April
"Laburnum Grove" by J.B. Priestley
Directed by Allan Sawell

October
A Selection  of Plays
 "Sales Lady" Directed by Robin Smelli
 "The Boy Comes Home"   Directed by Alan Sawell
 "Uncle Gabriel"     Directed by Ernest Griffin
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1949
May
"After October" by Rodney Ackland
Directed by Rodney Ackland
  
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