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The newsletter of Wellington Repertory Theatre Inc.
Vol 95 No. 7, Mid October 2021

Dear reader


  1. President's Note
  2. Suddenly Last Summer update
  3. 2022 Season - The BIG Update!
  4. Antoinette Awards
  5. Join WRT as part of the crew
  6. Supporting Roles
    - What's on around the region
    - Gift Vouchers
    - Email Signup

President's Note

Kia Ora all...

This newsletter is short and sweet - simply a chance to highlight the amazing Suddenly Last Summer opening this WEDNESDAY as well as the first inkling of what we have planned for 2022.

When I say 'planned for 2022', that is all subject to the great unknown of Covid-19 impacts. We've become adept at wrestling with the fallout over the last two years. There is no doubt that should our audience capacity remain limited as we head into next year, we will need to think more innovatively in terms of how we deliver our shows.

But for now, let's enjoy our ability, in Wellington, to keep heading out to the theatre. 'Carpe Diem' - who knows what's next?

Nga mihi

Suddenly Last Summer update

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We are so close now to opening with Suddenly Last Summer! The lights are up, the set is built, the cast is ready - all we need is an audience. We know this show is a bit different to our most recent offerings - but anything written and created by Tennyson Williams is worth seeing!

Book now on our website. Performances between Oct 20th-30th, at the Gryphon Theatre. Proudcly supported by Trustees Executors.
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2022 Season - Big Update!

The Wellington Repertory committee has been hard at work over the past couple of months evaluating the submissions for the 2022 season. We are very excited to announce the following productions have been chosen for our 2022 season!! Tickets will be available to book on our website shortly (in fact, for The Spitfire Grill, they are already available)!
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The Spitfire Grill - directed by Jen Goddard
Music & Lyrics by James Volcq
Lyrics & Book by Fred Alley
Based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff

When: March 23rd - Apr 2nd

The town of Gilead is facing plenty of change - the “Spitfire Grill” finds itself in the centre of a community that has stagnated. A longing for the past coupled with finding the 'new' is the backdrop of a story about finding oneself.
Rope - directed by Paul Stone and Helen Cashin

When: Jun 1st - 11th

Brandon wants excitement at any price. He persuades his weak-minded friend Granillo to assist him in the murder of a fellow undergraduate, Ronald Raglan. They place the body in a wooden chest and invite some acquaintances, including the dead man's father, to a party - the chest and its gruesome contents serving as a supper table.
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The Apartment - written & directed by Tama Smith

When: Aug 2nd - 12th

WRT is proud to be supporting the development of this brand-new New Zealand play. It tells the story of residents of an apartment block in Wellington, set against the trials and tribulations of the Covid-19 restrictions. A must-see show for '22!
Avenue Q - directed by Ewen Coleman
Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty

When: Nov 23rd - Dec 3rd

A well-known favourite makes a return to the Wellington stage. Not the show for your own 'little monsters', even if most of the characters are based on Sesame Street! Fun and entertaining, while still highlighting some serious themes, the show drips with sarcasm and parody.
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One quick comment - all of the images below are temporary, until such time as we get around to creating some decent artwork! We're always looking for people who can help us out on design, but proficiency in the Adobe suite (including Illustrator) is really important! Let us know if you can help out...

2021 'Antoinettes'

It's that time again! The Antoinettes are the great celebration of Wellington Community Theatre, the chance for us to come together, have a bit of fun and offer some recognition for some of the great theatre that goes on ariound the region. We hope that Wellington Repertory members will be well-represented: we are, as usual, looking to 'block book' a couple of tables!

When: to be determined (awaiting Covid Level 1)
Where: Dom Polski Rooms, Newtown

Covid or not, we want to make sure we get organised early! If you are interested, please contact Ewen at
Join our team

Join WRT as part of the crew

Interested in being part of the crew for future productions? We want to hear from you!

The Wellington Repertory Committee is compiling a call list for those interested in helping out in areas such as stage management, lights, sound, props, production, music, front of house etc.

Contact us at and let us know what areas of production you have experience with, or are interested in learning more about.
If you haven't got experience, but you're keen to learn, we can help with that too!

Supporting Roles

What's On around the region:
New Players Theater CompanyMurder on the Menue by Devon Williamson(NZ), 29 September - 9 October, Gryphon Theater
Hutt Repertory TheatreBad Jelly The Witch Adapted by Alannah O'Sullivan from the book by Spike Milligan - 4 to 9 October
Porirua Little Theatre – Peter Pan Jr; the musical - 19 to 30 October
Kapiti Playhouse Murder By Chocolate by Phil Ormsby (NZ) – 4 to 13 November
Stagecraft Theatre Hangmen by Martin McDonagh – 17 to 27 November
Khandallah Arts Theatre It’s My Party (and I’ll die if I want to) by Elizabeth Coleman – 18 to 27 November
Realistic Golden Masks Composition
Gift Vouchers:
Did you know that you can buy Gift Vouchers for Wellington Rep?

Denominations are in $100 (for the Season Pass), $35, $30 or $25, with the ability to insert your own message into the voucher.

A great birthday idea!
Email Signup:
Is there anyone you can think of who might want to join our "behind the scenes" mailing list? If so, they can signup via our website - keeping them informed as to the latest and greatest at Wellington Rep!
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