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Welcome!

Mairangi Players, based at TheatreWorks in Birkenhead, is a community theatre group which has been at the leading edge of the North Shore amateur theatre scene in Auckland since 1952. Click here to read more about us.


Creative Drama Classes at TheatreWorks

Drama Classes for kids aged 7 to 16 are designed to teach theatre skills and experience. The tutor is Robyn Donnelly (BSc, DipDrama). Many children who have been to these classes have subsequently appeared in, stage-managed, written and directed for Mairangi Players and other theatre groups. Full details here.


Access

We have excellent wheelchair access to the auditorium, but unfortunately not to our toilets.

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Upcoming Production: 'King Arthur'

Our annual Christmas Pantomime will run from the 2nd - 10th of December.

More information about the show can be found here.


Christmas Clubnight

Our annual Christmas Party will take place on Saturday, 3rd December from 6:30pm. Please note that this time is straight after the first matinee performance of 'King Arthur'.

As always, the committee will provide some entertainment!
Bring a plate of food to share. No cost for members - a gold coin donation is requested from non-members.
Join us for a night of festive fun! As an added bonus, we are extending the opening night member special price of $8 to include this performance as well. Come for the show, and stay for the party!

To book tickets at the $8 price, you must be a current financial member of the club. To enquire about your membership status, or book tickets for this show using the $8 deal, just email bookings @mairangiplayers.co.nz or phone 419-0415.


2017 Season

THE JUNGLE BOOK
Based on Rudyard Kiplings' classic. Adapted and directed by Jason Moffat
SEASON: 21st - 29th April
AUDITIONS: 22nd January
Join us on an epic journey through the jungle! TheatreWorks is excited to begin the year with Jason Moffat's adaptation of The Jungle Book - based on Rudyard Kipling's classic fables. Meet Mowgli - the man-cub - and follow along on his adventures with Bagheera, Baloo and the rest of the animals. Classic fun for the whole family!

LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN
By Oscar Wilde. Directed by Elizabeth Waite
SEASON: 23rd June - 1st July
AUDITIONS: 23rd April

'We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.'
Lady Windermere suspects her husband of having an affair with a woman named Mrs Erlynne. While denying all allegations, Lord Windermere invites this mysterious other woman to his wife's birthday celebrations. Angered by her husband's actions, Lady Windermere starts to view the flirtatious advances of the worldly Lord Darlington in a more favourable light...

DRACULA
Based on Bram Stoker's classic tale. Adapted and directed by Claire Ahuriri-Dunning
SEASON: 15th - 23rd September
AUDITIONS: 9th July

Join our travelling band of gypsies, tramps and thieves as we reincarnate the vampire myth in Dracula, based on the classic story by Bram Stoker. Jonathan Harker emerges from the bowels of the bloodsucker's castle to tell a tale of horror and deliver threats of future woe. What does the death of Lucy Westenra mean? Who is the real Van Helsing? And just how does one kill the Count for good?

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
Based on Roald Dahl's popular classic, adapted by David Wood. Directed by Rebekah Talsma
SEASON: 1st - 9th December
AUDITIONS: 24th September

Orphaned James is sent to live with his aunts, Spiker and Sponge, after his parents are killed in a tragic accident involving a rhino, but the aunts treat him horribly. One day he meets an old man who gives him a bag containing the strongest magic in the world. When James accidentally spills it near the old peach tree the most marvellous things happen, and this is just the start of his adventures!


Coming soon in Auckland:

12 - 26 Nov: One Man, Two Guvnors at Company Theatre
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