Stones in his Pockets

3 - 13 April 

Company Theatre present a Marie Jones comedy venture set in rural Ireland.

15 characters
played by two actors
Natasha Senior and Francis Johnson

 Directed by Kristof Haines


This comedy/drama is set in a rural town in County Kerry, Ireland, that is overrun by a Hollywood film crew.

The play centres around two friends, Charlie Conlon and Jake Quinn,
employed as extras on the film.  

These same two actors play all the other parts in the play.

Charlie aspires to get his own script made into a movie.

Meanwhile Jake has recently returned from New York and is smitten,
along with everyone else, by the glamorous American star of the movie, Caroline.

Charlie is upset that the American crew do not attempt to accurately portray the town and only care about finishing the movie on time. Most of the locals are initially excited at the opportunity to be a part of a major film.

This gentle, humane play weaves together comedy and tragedy to tell a story that speaks to our fundamental need to find a community and a purpose in life.

Irish accents are used.

There is one interval. Book at iticket.

School Holiday Programme - an amazing new initiative from The Rose Centre - April 15-18 "Funlicious - Improv for Kids"

The Rose Centre is delighted to bring to the North Shore a stunningly delicious experience for the kids aged 8 to 12 this next school holiday.

“Fanastico! Amazing and creative. I loved it, and would recommend it.” - Esther, 9 years

"The games were fun! The teachers were fun and nice, and I enjoyed doing all the exercises and games with them." - Callum, 11 years

Improvisation is an art form that allows kids to self-create, self-discover and self-express. It develops the skills they need to have a happy and successful life such as collaboration, communication, confidence, creativity, resilience, storytelling and so much more. It teaches them to be in the present moment with other people so it’s an other-centric mindfulness activity. Improv is liberating, it frees anyone from the blocks that make them live small and of course it’s a HUGE amount of fun.

“He came home every day telling me that he wished it would never end and that he wanted to do more. The program is 5 stars, we would 100% recommend it to all.” - Gretchen, mum

“He absolutely loved it. He was really nervous at the start but was buzzing at the end of each day and keen to get back and do it all again the next day. He said the teachers were great and was friends with everyone by the end of the first day.” - Carina, mum

You need to be quick to get your kids on the programme. It’s $295 (or $275 each for kids from the same family) or until March 15, just $195 each on early bird special. Included in the price are tickets for the parents to come along and enjoy what the kids have developed that week. Book at eventfinda.

School Holiday Programme - The National Youth Theatre Company Allstars - "When I Grow Up"

Get out of the house these holidays and on to the stage!

Musical Theatre school holiday programmes in Auckland - now in their 9th year these popular courses are a perfect school holiday activity for theatre enthusiasts or beginners who would like to give being on stage a go!

The course builds up to two performances of a special revue shows for family and friends.

Students will work with tutors from New Zealand's National Youth Theatre Company in acting, vocal / singing and dance. Sessions are held in small age-related groups to ensure that everyone receives quality tuition. We have a high staff to student ratio and a qualified first-aider on site at all times.

Each AllStars has a general theme. Based around this central concept, we produce five fun-filled days of innovative, quality tuition that will advance your performance skills.

The course fee is $280.00 per student. Book at allstars.

Madagascar - A Musical Adventure Jr

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar - A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin' friends as they escape from their home in New York's Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien's Madagascar.
Performed by a talented, fully inclusive youth cast, come and see this show with a difference!

Saturday 18 May at 11.00am is our autism-friendly, relaxed performance with touch tour. Other dates and times are May 16 & 17 at 7pm, May 18 at 2.30 & 7pm and finally on May 19 at 11am. No reservations, door sales only (please bring cash). For more information, contact Touch Compass Dance Trust.