Ladies in Black is SOLD OUT

Bookings for our 2021 Season will be available soon!

Our 2020 Sponsors!

Wellington Repertory Theatre acknowledges the support of United Cellars in producing our 2020 Season

2020 Wine Sponsor

United, independently owned and established in 2004, have moved beyond the traditional wine club to work directly with leading wineries across Australia and around the world.

As well as supporting Wellington Repertory, United will also offer a special discount to all the organizers & performers involved this year with WRT – another great incentive to supporting us on our shows!

2020 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.

Something for everybody

Four shows, offering something for everyone!  A period musical, love stories, spy thrillers and a satirical ‘black’ comedy – we’re proud to bring Wellington audiences something a little different in 2020!



Nov 18th – 28th
Gryphon Theatre
directed by Sandy Brewer with musical direction by Sue Windsor and choreography by Clinton Meneses

Ladies in Black is based on the 1993 novel The Women in Black by Madeleine St John. It is a ‘coming of age’ musical set in 1959 in the department store “Goodes”.

A shy teenager joins the staff of the women’s clothing department. Each staff member is on the precipice of change – facing independence, working for a living and what it means to be a woman.


Jul 29th – Aug 8th
Gryphon Theatre
directed by Tanya Piejus

Midnight in Moscow is a play about betrayal: betraying one’s country, betraying one’s wife, betraying one’s friends. Set in Moscow, 1947, spring, a world war has ended, a cold war beginning.

The play is inspired by James McNeish’s The Sixth Man, the absorbing biography of Paddy Costello, which briefly features New Zealand’s first woman ambassador and perpetual inebriate Jean McKenzie. Costello was said to have been a Soviet agent. But, really, who cares? It’s only ever men who carry on about it. Women have a much more honest and personal view of what constitutes treachery.


deferred to 2021
Gryphon Theatre
directed by Oliver Mander

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.


deferred to 2021
Gryphon Theatre
directed by Ewen Coleman

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.


drama and fun
on and off the stage

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We aim to grow our audience, produce a variety of shows that appeal to a broad range of people and maintain WRT as a respected voice within the Wellington theatre community.

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