Suddenly Last Summer
by Tennessee Williams
Playing Oct 20th - 30th

NEW DATES for bookings open now

Our 2021 Sponsors!

Wellington Repertory Theatre acknowledges the support of our sponsors in supporting our 2021 Season

2021 Beer Sponsor

Whistling Sisters exists to support sisters and brothers across Aotearoa in the fight against breast cancer. A portion of our profits goes to the Karen Louisa Foundation, a trust we created to fund advanced breast cancer research and continue the legacy of our inspiration, sister, daughter and friend, Karen Louisa whom we lost to breast cancer. As we grow, so does our contribution to a cause that’s close to our hearts

We create craft beer in a spectrum of styles, from easy-drinking crowd favourites to traditional ‘old world’ recipes, and experimental, new world brews.

2021 Wine Sponsor

During the 1990’s Greg and Sue White decided to make the sort of radical lifestyle change that many dream of, and so few actually put into practice.  Shedding their corporate business suits the pair set sail on a 48-foot yacht named Chanticleer. Their daughter Samantha would spend the first six months of her life on board the yacht.

Sheltering from the Pacific hurricane season Greg, Sue and Samantha ended up in the beautiful waters of the Marlborough Sounds. Inspired by the beauty of the region, the couple decided a Marlborough winery was the sort of project to see them return to dry land.  

Whitehaven remains proudly family owned and is headed by Sue who continues the dream she and her late husband Greg shared. In 2020 Samantha (with Sue below) joined the family business, along with her husband Josh Barclay, to follow in Sue and Greg’s footsteps and continue the family vision.

Something for everybody

Four shows, offering something for everyone!  Yes, we know that some of this was supposed to happen last year – and there’s no public-health related performances on offer.  BUT there’s still plenty to love – a NZ premiere,  satirical ‘black’ comedy, an American classic and a British thriller – we’re proud to bring Wellington audiences a great range of shows in 2021!



Mar 31st – Apr 10th
Gryphon Theatre
directed by
Ewen Coleman and Stanford Reynolds

Wellington Repertory is proud to be producing the New Zealand premiere of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin!

Based on the best-selling novel by Louis de Bernieres, adapted by Rona Munro, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is set on the Greek island of Cephalonia in 1941. Captain Corelli, an enigmatic young Italian officer, is posted to the idyllic Greek island as part of the occupying forces.

The Captain soon discovers all of the complexities of love, and how it can blossom in the most unexpected and profound way. The play highlights the brutal life and epic sweep of the soldiers caught up in the constantly changing politics of war.


Jun 9th – 19th
Gryphon Theatre
directed by
Oliver Mander & Isaac Borgman

Set in the Beverley Hills home of Tarantino-style, Oscar-winning, movie director Bruce Delamitri, Popcorn is a satirical comedy thriller that took the West End by storm. Notorious killers Wayne and Scout interrupt Bruce and Brooke Daniels (nude model and actress) intending to use Bruce’s ‘art’ as justification for murder. Events are disrupted with the arrival of Karl (Bruce’s producer) and Farrah Delamitri (Bruce’s soon-to-be-ex-wife) with spoilt daughter, Velvet. But Wayne means to succeed – whatever the cost.


Oct 20th – 30th
Gryphon Theatre
directed by
Emily K Brown

“A girl who has been the sole witness to her cousin’s unbelievably shocking death is brought into a ‘planned jungle’ of a New Orleans garden to confront a family that is intensely interested in having her deny the lurid tale she has told. A nun stands in rigid attendance; a doctor prepares a hypodermic to force the truth; greedy relatives beg her to recant in return for solid cash.”

(New York Herald Tribune synopsis).


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