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Welcome!

Mairangi Players, based 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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Mairangi Players is grateful to the Birkenhead Licensing Trust for their generous support with our new Air Conditioning system and Dimmer Packs.

We Want You!

Are you organized, motivated and enthusiastic?
Do you care about the future of TheatreWorks and want to have a say in the day-to-day running of the club?
Then we want you to join us on the 2015 committee!

The club can only thrive when there are passionate and hard-working members ensuring that everything runs smoothly.
We meet once every month (where food and drinks are provided) to ensure maintenance of the club, and success of the four productions we hold each year.

No experience is necessary, although administration skills are useful! As long as you are keen to be involved and willing to help out we can find a role to suit you! Mentoring of new committee members will be available.

More details regarding nominations and the upcoming AGM are below




Upcoming Production: Will You Still Love Me in the Morning?

Our first production of 2015, Will You Still Love Me in the Morning will run from Friday 27th February - Saturday 14th March

Production information can be found here.




Upcoming Auditions

Auditions for our second production of 2015, Robin Hood , will take place on the 19th of April. More information can be found here.




Notice of the Upcoming AGM and SGM

The Annual General Meeting for 2015 will be held at TheatreWorks on Wednesday, February 4th at 7:30pm.

Nominations for committee positions are welcome, and must be in the hands of the secretary by 7:30pm on Monday, February 2nd.

Nomination forms can be found here:
Nomination Form in PDF
Nomination Form in Microsoft Word

Completed nomination forms can be emailed to info@mairangiplayers.co.nz
Or posted to: The Secretary, Mairangi Players Inc, PO Box 34455, Birkenhead 0746

The AGM will be preceded by a Special General meeting at 7:15pm to vote on the following amendment to the constitution:

That the minimum number of members needed to form a committee be reduced from ten to eight




ACTT Nominations for our 2014 Season

Congratulations to all of our award nominees!

Best Set Design
Paul Topliss: The Sleeping Beauty, Mairangi Players

Best Costume Design
Anne Jenkin: Caught In The Net, Mairangi Players
Bibiana Ogando: The Sleeping Beauty, Mairangi Players

Best Properties Design
Darren Webster & Helen Topliss: The Sleeping Beauty, Mairangi Players

Best Sound Design
Helen Topliss: The Sleeping Beauty, Mairangi Players

Best Stage Management
Elizabeth Waite: The Sleeping Beauty, Mairangi Players
Jerry Miller: Caught In The Net, Mairangi Players

Best Male Actor in a Minor Role
Bob Lack (Dad): Caught In The Net, Mairangi Players

Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role
John Charlton (Stanley Gardner): Caught In The Net, Mairangi Players

Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Natasha Coleman (Carabosse): The Sleeping Beauty, Mairangi Players

Best Female Actor in a Leading Role
Robyn Donnelly (Dame Ammonia Goodbody): The Sleeping Beauty, Mairangi Players

Best Ensemble
The cast of The Sleeping Beauty, Mairangi Players

Best Director
Helen Topliss: The Sleeping Beauty, Mairangi Players




Coming soon at other community theatres in Auckland:

January 17th - February 21st
Shakespeare in the Park
At Shoreside Theatre

February 14th - March 7th
Blithe Spirit
At Dolphin Theatre

February 28th - March 21st
The Love List
At Howick Little Theatre

March 10th - 21st
A Shortcut to Happiness
At Titirangi Theatre

March 19th - 28th
Social Climbers
At Ellerslie Theatrical Society
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You can always check what's on at other community theatres - go to our Links page.