Great chance to gather with friends


Directed By Kate Birch

11-25 November 2023

Step into the world of high-society hilarity with Neil Simon's "Rumours". An hilarious farce, that weaves together a tapestry of misunderstandings, mistaken identities, and impeccable comedic timing. 

As guests arrive for the 10th wedding anniversary of their Deputy Mayor friend, they're confronted not with celebration but with a puzzling scenario: the host has shot himself in the earlobe, the kitchen staff are nowhere to be found, and his wife is missing!

As more guests arrive, the effort to conceal the evening's unfolding chaos leads to a crescendo of confusion. Each character with their quirks and pretexts, go to great lengths to maintain the façade, as they become entangled in an ever-deepening web of comic deceit.

A delightful fusion of slapstick and wit, "Rumours" promises an evening of belly laughs, pure entertainment, and a truly enjoyable theatre experience. You won’t want to miss this comedic gem put on by Company Theatre, directed by Kate Birch with a host of well-known local actors.

Performance Times

Saturday 11th November 8.00pm — Saturday Special - Opening Night

Sunday 12th November 2.00pm — Matinee

Wed 15th November  8.00pm

Thursday 16th November  8.00pm

Friday 17th November 8.00pm

Saturday 18th November  8.00pm — Saturday Special

Sunday 19th November  2.00pm — Matinee

Wednesday 22nd November  8.00pm

Thursday 23rd November 8.00pm

Friday 24th November 8.00pm

Saturday 25th November 8.00pm — Closing Night

Information & Pricing

Venue: The Rose Theatre, 4 School Road, Belmont, Auckland

Running Time: 2 hours including interval

Standard Prices:

Adult - $29.00

Senior Gold card (65+) - $25.00

Student - $25.00

Saturday Special:

$22 tickets - Saturday 11th & 18th performances only

Director Kate Birch | Production Manager Kathy Gent | Stage Manager Vettinia Ross | Set Design Scott Thomas, Anne Rimmer | Set Dressing and Painting Caroline Parker | Poster/Programme Sherry Berg | Costumes Lisa Percy | Iticket/Advertising Kathy Gent | Sound and Lighting Design Stephen Hood | Sound and Lighting Operation Stephen Hood | Props Bar Alastair Fletcher | Front of House Lesley Hawkey | Website Sherry Ede

 Welcome back to our regular hirers: Tim Bray Youth, NYT, The Rose Singers, Bricks for kids, Chinese Language, Stage Antics, Glass Ceiling Collective, Harmonius Events, our many Russian Cultural groups, Auckland Ballet and Singing Showcase.

The Rose Centre is the only community theatre for hire between ATC and The Bruce Mason Theatre. The peninsula is ours - come and check us out - for shows or to hire. We have a great pre-school and new multifunctional space free to all local community groups. Our Pātaka kai storage shed is often full of donated books and food.  Watch this space & signup to our newsletter to keep up with all our news - Kapai!

New stuff happening now @ our Community Centre

We are so excited to announce our new, designated multifunctional room perfect for meetings, art classes, and workshops. This reimagined, multifunctional private space has a whiteboard wall, integrated projector, chrome cast tv and deck access - its totally cool! We recognise that local community groups and people play a vital role in engaging our community and so we are proud to offer substantial discounts to those that meet our community focus criteria. Contact us now!

And while you waiting why not check out our repurposed outdoor seating.

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4 School Rd, Belmont
Auckland, 0622
09-445 9900

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