Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2019

KTC are proud to present an Al-Fresco Summer Shakespeare production of the bard’s magical comedy, ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Performances are planned for March 7th to March 10th at Kainui Vineyard, Kerikeri.

AUDITIONS will be taking place at The Turner Centre, Kerikeri on NOVEMBER 4th.

More details to follow….

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Bugsy Malone

KTC proudly presents our first Youth Theatre show, a dynamic production of Bugsy Malone, the Paul Williams musical with a cast of 55, aged between 7 and 16. A showcase of our local talent, featuring great singing, dancing and acting. Experience first-hand the amazing team we work with, up-and-coming future stars. Not-to-be-missed, so mark the dates in your calendar!

OCTOBER 24th to the 28th

THE TURNER CENTRE  |  KERIKERI

A slapstick musical comedy, Bugsy Malone follows the rivalry between two half-witted street gangs and the washed up, well-intentioned, one-time boxer who steps in to take control of Fat Sam’s gang and give Dandy Dan and his boys what they’ve got coming. In this film noir spoof, the message is one of good, clean fun; the characters are wonderful ; and the weapons of choice are “splurge” guns.

Bugsy Malone

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

BILLY GOES TO WAR by KERIKERI THEATRE COMPANY

As a commemoration of the last year of the 1914-18 War, the Kerikeri Theatre Company is staging the acclaimed WW1 drama ‘Billy Goes to War’, on the eve of Anzac Day, next April.

The production follows the wartime journey of young Kiwi soldier Billy Smith from the disaster of Gallipoli to the muddy, bloody trenches of the Western Front.  It tells of the nurses who braved the casualty stations, the life of the families back home, and the progress of the war through the nations involved.

All this, accompanied by famous wartime songs.


Dates:

Friday 20th April at 7.30 p.m.

Saturday 21st April at 2.00pm & 7.30pm

Sunday 22nd April at 7.30 p.m.

Venue:  

John Dalton Theatre at The Turner Centre, Kerikeri

Tickets: 

$28.00 Adults

$15.00 Student (18 & under)/Child

Duration: 

Approx. 80 mins

TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM The Turner Centre website. NOW

About ‘Billy Goes To War’

Rehearsals are underway, and going extremely well, for our next production – the acclaimed drama of a Kiwi soldier and his family throughout the 1914-1918 war.

Billy Goes to War video

Showing at The Turner Centre, Kerikeri, over Anzac weekend:

  • Friday 20th April
  • Saturday 21st April
  • Sunday 22nd April.

Click on the image to find out more!

(Video by Harley Alexander at Creative Cavalry)

Oh, What a Lovely Hell-Hole!

RUSSELL STREET THEATRE A LOCAL SUCCESS

This year’s Hell Hole of the Pacific street theatre event in Russell has proved to be the most successful since it began during the Rugby World Cup in 2011. It has now become an established annual part of the Bay of Islands’ calendar.

On Anniversary Weekend, actors from Russell and Kerikeri Theatre Company brought back the unruly days of Kororāreka during the 1800s in a theatrical parody of the town’s most infamous years.

There were three performances daily and crowds were substantially up on previous years. Visitors joined locals, those from Northland who made the journey especially and others from around New Zealand who were holidaying in the region.

Crowds for Sunday’s performances were boosted by cruise ship passengers from the Viking Sun. In an unusual move, passengers were ferried by ship’s tender to Russell wharf. Their destination was signalled on board as a visit to Pompallier House and travellers took the opportunity to view Hell Hole of the Pacific street theatre performances while on the foreshore.

Koha collected on the day (which included American dollars from cruise ship visitors) will be donated to Russell School and the local St John’s charity shop. Local business owners and staff from Russell craft and Saturday market, Delish Coffee House, MacKiwi and Russell Swordfish Club dressed in appropriate garb for the weekend.

Director, Cris Aronson, said the cast of 31 for this year’s performances was also the biggest yet. Discussions are already under way regarding improvements for next year.

 

Images by Paul Rayner

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Duel: New Zealand’s first duel between Joel Polack and Ben Turner is re-enacted on Russell’s foreshore.

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Temperance: Temperance Women make their views known.

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Constable Michael has a hell of a job to do!

Billy Goes to War: We Want You!

The streets of Kerikeri were the scene of a World War I recruitment drive last weekend for our next production. If you didn’t catch us, we’ll be out again this Saturday, seeking cast members, male and female of all ages over 14 years. Come and find us if you want to know more about claiming a part this acclaimed play. No experience necessary, enthusiasm and dedication essential :

AUDITION RECRUITMENT:

Packhouse Market, Kerikeri – Saturday JAN 27  – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

AUDITIONS:

Turner Centre, Kerikeri – Sunday FEB 4 – starting at 2.30pm.

As a commemoration of the last year of the 1914-18 War, the Kerikeri Theatre Company is staging the acclaimed WW1 drama Billy Goes to War, on the eve of Anzac Day, next April

The production follows the wartime journey of young Kiwi soldier Billy Smith from the disaster of Gallipoli to the muddy, bloody trenches of the Western Front. It tells of the nurses who braved the casualty stations, the life of the families back home, and the progress of the war through the nations involved.

All this, accompanied by famous wartime songs.

Kerikeri Theatre Company already has a strong ensemble of actors for this show, but because of its special nature we’re looking for new people to join the cast, as young soldiers, nurses, civilians, and family members.

Performances will be at the end of April next year. Please be aware that, if you are given a part, you will need to be available to attend ALL your rehearsals.

If you want to find out more you can contact David Crewe, the writer/director, on my email endeavour.crewe@gmail.com or phone 022 0322 898.

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Russell: Hellhole of the Pacific

Next weekend, step back in time to when lovely Russell was a den of thieves, drunks, strumpets! Some of our Theatre Company members will be there to re-enact some notable moments of hellhole history. Lots of fun!

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th January from 10.30 a.m.

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Two Performances Left of The Trial of Millicent Malville

If you haven’t seen it yet, make some room in your calendar this weekend. Funny, smart and unique, the Trial of Millicent Malville allows you to become part of the jury of a murder trial.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

“Fabulous performance! Executed faultlessly by a talented cast. Doctor Millicent Malville was a standout!”

“A hilarous performance! Congratulations to all cast and crew! Get along and see it this week. Great individual performances! You’ll love it”

“We are honoured in our community to have this talent . Go get a ticket NOW!”

Final Performances on:

Friday 17th November at 7 p.m.

Sunday 19th November at 4.30 p.m.

Small audiences only to enhance the jury experience. Adult content.

Only $25 a ticket.

Tickets available from The Turner Centre


PHOTOS: Many thanks to wonderful journalist and photographer Peter de Graaf who has kindly allowed us to include his photos.

Congratulations to Cast and Crew

A great first performance of ‘The Trial of Millicent Malville’ last night at The Turner Centre! The audience were sworn in as jury and took their role very seriously, concentrating hard as the case unfolded, presented by defence and prosecution with a cast of witnesses.

Dr. Millicent Malville had been accused of murdering her husband – a very serious crime, but peppered with great comedic moments. When it came time to give their verdict, there was much debate amongst the audience/jury, who did not take their role lightly!

As for the verdict from last night, apparently it changes with each audience, so will remain secret so as not to sway the next deliberators!

Well done, Cast and Crew. Highly entertaining. And congratulations to David Crewe, who wrote and directed the play.


Please note that this afternoon’s performance is no longer scheduled as it clashed with the Waimate Show, but tickets are selling out for the remaining performances.

Tickets available from The Turner Centre, Kerikeri

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