The warmth of local theatre

Well May saw a very well received “Popcorn” come and go. Great play. Well done to our resident theatre group, Company Theatre. A bold and fierce delivery from a talented cast under the direction of Suzy Sampson and all supported by a great behind the scenes team. If you got along, hopefully you enjoyed it as much as I did.

June has quite a lot of variety on offer. We kick off with Community Theatre’s production of Martin McDonagh’s “The Pillow Man”. With a couple of similar themes to “Popcorn”, this is a great follow up. Running for just 4 days, June 6 to 9, this promises to be a thrilling dark show. Written as it is by the wonderful talent behind the acclaimed movies “In Bruges” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”, this promises to be a must see show. More info at our website, tickets at

On the 16th we’re hosting a unique musical event put on by Ryman Healthcare. The amazing musical duo that is Nordan will be here live. Their North Atlantic Soundscapes produced from the Celtic Harp and Nordic Fiddle will leave you spellbound. Check our Facebook page for links to their music.

“The Scarlet Pimpernel” is back courtesy of Devonport Theatre Company’s Teen Class. The story is based on Baroness Orczy's books about an Englishman that rescues aristocrats form the French guillotine. It’ll be interesting to see today’s youth take classic drama such as this and deliver it in 2018. This is one of the few shows at The Rose Centre which you book to see by getting in touch with us, call 09 445 9900 to be here. It's on June 22nd 7pm and June 23rd, 2 & 7pm. Tickets are just $15 or concessions an even lower $10.

July School Holiday programmes

We’ve got sKids back with a very active two weeks, and for the dramatic, the singers, the dancers in the family, National Youth Theatre Company have programmes in July. You can get the sKids programmes by emailing and the National Youth Theatre has an awesome web page at

Come on along to The Rose Centre in June, winter entertainment that warms and entertains you!


Issue 88 June 2018