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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.

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.




AGM Update

Thank you to the members who attended, or gave their apologies in advance of, the recent AGM. Without the continued support of our members, we cannot function as a club.

The AGM was held on Wednesday, February the 4th. Prior to the meeting, an SGM was held to reduce the minimum number of members required to stand on the committee from ten to eight. This was passed, and as a result we have a new committee with eight members. As this is below our maximum of twelve members, the committee has the power to co-opt new members on at any stage through the year. If this is an area of interest to you, we would love to hear from you!

The following committee for 2015 was elected at the AGM:

Executive
President: Elizabeth Waite
Vice President: Darren Webster
Treasurer: Jerry Miller
Secretary: Joan Miller
Committee
Grahame Waite
Stuart Tupp
Anna Northey
Brendan Grant

The 2015 committee would like to think the 2014 committee for all of their hard work. In particular, we would like to thank the following members - who stood down from the committee this year - for all of their hard work and support of the club.

Robyn Donnelly (14 Years of Service on the committee)
Ross Anderson (7 Years of Service on the committee)
Amy Maclaine (7 Years of Service on the committee)




Call for Directors: 2016 Season

Applications are invited from directors who would like to submit a play (or plays) for consideration for our 2016 season.

Applications should reach us by 30 April 2015.

Please contact us via email: for submission guidelines.




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:

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.