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Hi there fellow Elmwoodites, well here we are with our second production for the year all set to open – “Always A Bridesmaid”.  This has been a labour of love for director Sonya Cameron since she first read the script, and then she and I had the fortunate pleasure of meeting the writers when they were holidaying in Christchurch late last year.  Believe me, this is a top rate comedy, you definitely won’t want to miss it.


Our June production has had a change, with the October scheduled “Leaves Of Glass” being brought forward to June.  It is intendedto still stage “Abigail’s Party” later this year.  Audition details for “Leaves Of Glass” can be found elsewhere in this e-newsletter.


This year our season of one act plays – under the title “Matariki” – will have an additional performance, for a total of four shows.  We are still working through the final three (or four, depending on run time) plays and directors.  This year, we have decided not to enter in the NZ Theatre play fest.  Logistics, costs and limitations imposed have dictated this re-think.


And that’s it from me; I look forward to seeing you at “Bridesmaids” – don’t forget our venue is licensed, and we have Eftpos available.






From the award winning writing team of Jones, Hope, Wooten comes the New Zealand Premier of the comedic romp, “Always A Bridesmaid”. 


On stage 18 – 28 April (Wednesday to Saturday x 2)

Four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other's weddings ... no matter what. More than thirty years later, these Southern friends-for-life are still making 'the long walk' for each other, determined to honour that vow.



Kari: Stella Cheersmith

Deedra: Vicky Hunwick

Monette: Marcella Herrera

Libby Ruth: Amanda Shields

Charlie: Helen Fahy

Sedalia: Sally Wilcox





 “LEAVES OF GLASS” By Philip Ridley | Directed by Garry Thomas

Auditions: Saturday 21 April (By appointment)
On stage from Thurs 14 June (Please note new performance dates)
To book an audition time, and/or for further information contact Gaz on 021 453138 or email

Known for his dark disturbing dramas, Ridley's “Leaves Of Glass” is a deeply human drama that shifts between elegy for the past and a chilling exploration of the power of loss and grief.

Stephen (27)
Barry (22)
Debbie (33)
Liz (55)
(Note: Ages are an indication only)

“Ridley is a visionary” – 
Rolling Stone Magazine
“…like a shard of glass plunged straight into the heart” –  The Guardian
“…truly an emotional powerhouse of a play, I feel the real weight of Ridley’s words right to my core” - The Scribe




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