Picnic at Hanging Rock

Written by Joan Lindsay, adapted for the stage by Tom Wright

A beautifully crafted Australian thriller, as seen in the classic feature film and the recent TV series. Tickets on sale now!

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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.

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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

We’re proud to be bringing 4 great shows to Wellington audiences in 2023, including a locally written adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations: Pip – The Musical hits the stage in November! In the meantime, there is PLENTY to keep you entertained!



Mar 22nd – Apr 1st
Gryphon Theatre
directed by
Oliver Mander

Where’s My Money? is a play that seizes your attention from the get-go, with six characters weaving a plot of brutal and callous honesty, interwoven with lies and deceit. A deeply black satire of marriage, divorce, unhappiness, infidelity – and of course MONEY!

This production season by Wellington Repertory is the show’s New Zealand premiere. Is it a comedy? Is it a drama? Either way, Wellington Repertory’s first production of 2023 is worth viewing to find out!


May 31st – Jun 10th
Gryphon Theatre

Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense is a delightfully funny play, written by David and Robert Goodale based on P.G.Wodehouse’s 1938 novel The Code of the Woosters.

The play is typical P.G.Wodehouse, maintaining his wonderful use of language that is full of wicked humour. With the actors playing multiple roles through numerous scenes, it is a very visual play full of farcical antics and physicality that makes it very entertaining.


Aug 2nd-12th
Gryphon Theatre
directed by Belinda Campbell

Top Girls is a three act play by the phenomenal playwright, Caryl Churchill. This dramatic, sometimes surreal and darkly funny work explores women’s lives under the patriarchy, and the sacrifices we make on the path to ‘the top’ of an individualist, capitalist structure.

Played by 7 actors, Top Girls has a rich cast of 16 characters representing some amazing women throughout history.


Nov 1st – 11th
Gryphon Theatre
directed by
Tanya Piejus

On a summers day in 1900, three Australian schoolgirls on a picnic expedition to the remote Hanging Rock abscond from their group. They are last seen heading towards the beckoning Rock.

In Tom Wright’s chilling adaptation of Joan Lindsay’s classic novel, five performers struggle to solve the mystery of the missing girls and their teacher. Euphoria and terror reverberate throughout the community as the potential for history to repeat itself becomes nightmarishly real.

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