Truvy’s beauty salon is where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser; an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee; and local socialite, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby, is about to marry. Filled with hilarious repartee and humorously revealing verbal collisions, the story darkens when Shelby risks her life for love. Their underlying strength and love give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny, tender, and tough as nails.
Dates: April 15 - 25, 2021
Tennessee Williams's evocation of loneliness and lost love, The Glass Menagerie is one of his most powerful and moving plays. Abandoned by her husband, Amanda Wingfield comforts herself with recollections of her earlier, more gracious life in Blue Mountain when she was pursued by 'gentleman callers'. Her son Tom, a poet with a job in a warehouse, longs for adventure and escape from his mother's suffocating embrace, while Laura, her shy crippled daughter, has her glass menagerie and her memories. Amanda is desperate to find her daughter a husband, but when the long-awaited gentleman caller does arrive, Laura's romantic illusions are crushed.
Dates: July 1 - 11, 2021
In her own inimitable style, the "Queen of Crime" Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner.
A newly-opened guesthouse is snowed in and amongst the seemingly ordinary gathering of guests, a killer lurks. Having already killed once, the murderer strikes again. The tension is razor sharp: everyone is a suspect; everyone a potential victim. One by one the characters reveal their pasts, and a complex web of deceit and suspicion emerges. But who will be next, and who is the killer?
The Mousetrap is the longest-running show, of any kind, in the world, and has kept audiences guessing for six decades - that is, until COVID caused it to finally close. Now, for the first time in many years, the rights have been opened up, and we are proud to be the first in NZ to acquire them!
Dates: September 2-12
A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, with more 90s references than you can shake a D20 at! SHE KILLS MONSTERS tells the story of high-school teacher Agnes Evans as she deals with the death of her younger and weirder, sister, Tilly. When Agnes stumbles upon Tilly's Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she decides to try out what kept her sister so occupied and falls into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure. As she delves deeper into her quest, the fantasy world and reality begin to collide and mix as Agnes searches to connect with Tilly and realises how much of her sister she never knew.
Dates: December 2-12