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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The Trial – Tickets Now on Sale

The Kerikeri Theatre Company presents…

The Trial of Dr Millicent Malville

The action in this comedy drama takes place of a court of law, in which Dr Millicent Malville is accused of murdering her doctor husband with a lethal shot of morphine.

At the start of the trial, the audience is ‘sworn in’ as the jury and will listen to the evidence from the prosecution and the defence and from witnesses. At the conclusion they must decide whether Dr Malville is innocent or guilty. His Honour Judge Loosely has a hard time keeping the Court under control!

Get your tickets from the Turner Centre Box Office or website.

Performances are on:

  • Friday, November 10 at 7 pm
  • Saturday 11 at 2 pm and 7 pm
  • Sunday 12 at 4.30 pm
  • Friday 17 at 7 pm
  • Sunday 19 at 4.30pm

Cost of Tickets: $25

There are two Acts, with an interval. Seating is limited for each performance. Adult content.

Written and directed by David Crewe.

The Trial : Rehearsals Underway!

INNOCENT OR GUILTY: YOU DECIDE…

The action in this comedy drama takes place of a court of law, in which Dr Millicent Malville is accused of murdering her doctor husband with a lethal shot of morphine.

At the start of the trial, the audience is ‘sworn in’ as the jury and will listen to the evidence from the prosecution and the defence and from witnesses. At the conclusion they must decide whether Dr Malville is innocent or guilty. His Honour Judge Loosely has a hard time keeping the Court under control!

Performances are on Friday, November 10 at 7pm, Saturday 11 at 2pm and 7pm, Sunday 12 at 4.30pm and Friday 17 at 7pm and Sunday 19 at 4.30pm. Tickets $25. There are two Acts, with an interval. Seating is limited for each performance. Adult content.


Rehearsals have been going really well, with everyone settling into their part nicely. This is going to be a great show, and has been written by our very own David Crewe!

Auditions for ‘The Trial of Dr Millicent Malville’

TRIAL SYNOPSIS

The action in this adult themed comedy drama takes place of a court of law, with the judge, counsels for the prosecution and defence, court officers and various witnesses. Dr Malville is accused of murdering her husband with a lethal shot of morphine.

At the start of the trial, the audience is ‘sworn in’ and at the conclusion has to decide whether they think the accused is innocent or guilty. There are, of course, two different endings to account for their decision.

The biggest roles are the two counsels, but they have the advantage of being able to hold their scripts for much of the time, as happens in court. The cast of 16 must include at least three men – the judge, the toxicologist and the lover. And at least four women – the defendant, the victim’s sister, the medical receptionist and the cleaner. All the other parts are interchangeable. There are three or four non-speaking roles, which are easy and fun to do if you haven’t been on stage before.

CAST

  • Court Orderly: Clerk of the Court: James Hassle
  • Prosecution: Sara Barnes, his junior (n/s)
  • Mary Rillington, Defence
  • Nina Ricardo, her junior (n/s)
  • Dr Millicent Malville, the accused
  • Court Guard (n/s): His Honour Judge Loosely
  • Det Insp Pickard
  • Dr Monica Down, Toxicologist
  • Dr Algernon Bracket: pathologist
  • Antonia Malville, sister to the victim
  • Doris Simpson, cleaner
  • Wanda Goodbody, receptionist
  • Dr Peter Lovejoy, practice doctor

AUDITIONS

Auditions at the Turner Centre on Wednesday, August 30 at 7pm.

Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays, commencing September 3. Not all cast will be required every time.

Performances 10, 11, 12 November.

Written and directed by David Crewe. Contact David if you are interested in a role, but cannot make the audition date.

EMAIL: endeavour.crewe@gmail.com

A BIG Thank You

The curtains came down to a standing ovation on our last performance of ‘Oliver!’ on Saturday night, and we’re just experiencing the mixed emotions of satisfaction and sadness that always comes with the close of a show. We have enjoyed the journey of getting all the way from script to stage, and worked so hard to make it the best we could.

But our production of ‘Oliver!’ would not have been possible without the help of so many people, and chief among those are the audience! Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to come to see one of the seven shows. We really hope that we exceeded your expectations and you really enjoyed yourselves.

And many thanks to all the local businesses who donated raffle prizes so generously, and  to all those who took part in the raffle. We had some wonderful prizes and some very happy winners.

Last but not least, thanks to all the unseen people who were involved in the show. The actors on stage are visible and receive their deserved applause, but those behind the scenes put in a lot of time and effort to bring everything together. Thank you, everyone. No matter how small your job was, it was important and much appreciated.

Kerikeri Theatre Company are always ready to welcome new members, and you don’t have to be an actor. There are all sorts of different disciplines at play when a show is being produced. Check out our Membership page to find out more.

We have two more exciting shows in the pipeline. Keep an eye on our Facebook page or website. More information coming soon!

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…

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