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Committee Meetings - 2017

Committee Meetings 2017

Time 7.30pm
Venue Michaels Ave, Ellerslie

Monday 27 February
Monday 27 March
AGM Monday 10 April
Monday 1 May
Monday 29 May
Monday 26 June
Monday 24 July
Monday 4 September
Monday 2 October
Monday 30 October
Monday 27 November - Final meeting for 2017

For Enquiries please call 09 525 3336

Help With Set Building 2017

The dates for set builds for 2017 are listed below.

You don’t need tools – though it could help if you can bring a battery-powered drill and any other small tools you own. You do need a willingness to do two things: first, to work on producing high-quality stage sets; and, second, to join in discussions and to put forward your own ideas on how best to achieve our aims.

The set builds are on Saturdays, starting from 9am and going on to around 5pm. You don’t have to work all those hours. Any time you can put in is great, although you should know that we generally stop around 12:30pm for lunch prepared and supplied by ETS, so you won’t want to miss that.

We’re a friendly bunch of people with varying skill levels, and the set builds are both challenging and fun. If you can come, email David Blakey or text/call 027 495 3794 in advance, so that we can plan the day – and include you in the lunch.

The set build dates for 2017 are:

Feb/Mar 2017 - Boys at the Beach
Saturday 25 February
Saturday 4 March
Saturday 11 March
Pack-out Sunday 26 March

May/June 2017 - Festen
Saturday 20 May
Saturday 27 May
Saturday 3 June & Sunday 4 June
Pack-out Sunday 18 June

The Ellerslie Festival of One Act Plays 2017 - no set builds

Oct/Nov 2017 The 39 Steps
Saturday 14 October
Saturday 21 October
Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 October
Pack-out Sunday 19 November

Fund Raising - Playhouse Nights

Buy the house, 100 seats, for a selected show for $1200 ($12 per seat) and sell tickets to your social or community group at your selected price. For example, tickets sold at the regular price of $25 will raise $13 per seat. If all tickets were sold this would raise $1300.

For more information contact Rona Colbert on 09 525 3336 or email

Informal Play Reading - 21 June 2017

Informal Play Reading Evening

This informal group meets periodically to give members the opportunity to read or listen to both complete plays, and interesting excerpts. New participants are welcome, and play suggestions are also invited.

The next informal play reading group will meet on Wednesday the 21st of June 2017

Shelagh Coop
2/38 Awatea Road


The reading will be Aurelia written by Robert Thomas

There are plenty of parts for readers, and listeners are also most welcome.

Plot Summary
John left England some years ago under a shadow - suspected of rifling his wealthy aunt's desk. He also left Isabel, who had long been in love with him. Abroad he met and married the beautiful, striking, but somewhat mysterious, Aurelia. Unexpectedly she returns without him and tells Isabel a story that horrifies her. However, Aurelia is starting to spin a web of deceit and crime which, if successfully completed, should net her a great deal of money. She finds herself becoming hopelessly enmeshed in a tangled web of murder, robbery and blackmail. Twist and turn though she may to meet each new unexpected complication, the end of the story is one of disaster, tragedy and bitter irony.

RSVP for numbers and taking a little something to augment supper also appreciated. Could you please let Jocelyn McQuaid know if you will be attending. Telephone 09 626 3070 ( You can also contact Jocelyn if you can't make it but would like to receive regular updates about this group please email