SHOCK HORROR! Man tries to sell boy at Market

Shoppers at the Packhouse Market in Kerikeri were shocked yesterday to see a sinister-looking man, who goes by the name of Mr. Bumble, attempting to sell a small child.

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Mr. Bumble and his followers then proceeded to break into song all over the marketplace, bizarrely singing songs from the musical ‘Oliver!’


Oh right… Mr Bumble, a small boy and songs from Oliver. I get it!

Catch the highlights of the market trip by clicking here, or on the image above.

And more importantly, head over to the Turner Centre box office, and purchase your tickets!

OLIVER! The Musical by Kerikeri Theatre Company from July 11th to 15th at the Turner Centre, Kerikeri


Our Next Production is…

‘Oliver!’ by Lionel Bart is a famous, long-running play based on the novel ‘Oliver Twist’ by Charles Dickens. Full of wonderful songs, a good cast mix of adults and children, and set in the workhouses, inns and slums of Victorian London, Oliver! is going to be a lot of hard work, but a lot of fun too. A play where we can truly get our hands dirty!

We are happy to announce the date for auditions, and are also seeking production crew to work behind the scenes. Please note that this is an amateur production, so all roles are voluntary.


Venue: The Events Room at The Turner Centre
Juniors (school age)   2 – 4pm
Adults      4 – 6pm

If you are interested in auditioning for a part in Oliver!, please first check that you will be available for rehearsals and for the performance dates. While some cast will not be required to attend all rehearsals, we need a solid commitment.

If you are a Junior, make sure you have the support of your parent/guardian, a means of transportation, and that the rehearsals do not clash with other activities you have committed to.

Two evenings per week (usually on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday)
Plus Sunday afternoon
From 26th March to the 9th of July
(Statutory holidays generally not included)

July 11th to 15th
5 Performances scheduled, to include a Saturday Matinee

Adult cast : approximately 10 actors required (male and female)
Junior cast : approximately 10 actors required (male and female) including Oliver himself
Most of the roles involve some singing, often as part of a chorus. Consequently, you will be required to sing at the auditions.

Please email us, stating whether you need a Junior or Adult pack. This will tell you everything you need to know for the audition.

Please come along on audition day if you’re interested in joining the Production Crew. You’ll find a full list of potential roles on our website below the membership form.


As we are an amateur production company, enthusiasm and commitment are more important than experience. Email us if you have any questions before the day, or if you can’t make it but would still like to participate.

Recovering from Frankenstein

Panto season is over, and Christmas and New Year have been and gone. It will soon be time for us to plan ahead and choose a new production! It’s always exciting, and more than a little daunting, to begin the process again.

Keep checking back for news of our next production, and audition dates if you’re keen to take to the stage (front or back!).

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