On behalf of the Committee we are sorry to announce the death today, Friday 3rd March 2017, of our much loved and stalwart member, John Wilce after a short illness. Our thoughts are with his family and close friends today. He was a much loved and respected member of our Committee, totally reliable, quietly getting on with the job and - despite what he thought - very definitely NOT just a set builder! He was a real gentleman and will be very much missed by us all. We will post funeral details as soon as they become known to us.
In 2013, John received the Queen's Service Medal for services to golf and the community. Below is a photo of John receiving this honour from Sir Jerry Mataparae, then Governor-General.
"Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen, adapted for the stage by Jon Jory.
Directed by Sue Miller.
Wednesday 29th March - Saturday 1st April at 8pm
Matinee Sunday 2nd April at 3pm
Wednesday 5th April - Saturday 8th April 8pm
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
Pride and Prejudice is based on the 1813 novel by Jane Austen, adapted for stage by Jon Jory, and tells the much-loved story of the Bennet family living in a small rural community - with five marriageable daughters. The play follows the day-to-day lives of the family, their friends, love and romance, escapades, many of them caused by the arrival in the Hertfordshire village of two wealthy young men and the militia regiment. Naturally so many unattached young men must be in need of wives! The cast is made up of some experienced MLT members, some experienced actors from other theatres and several first time actors.
The cast line up:
Ross Miller - Mr Bennet
Julie Dykes - Mrs Bennet
Amanda Smith - Jane
Becky Wilson - Elizabeth
Anneke Mace - Lydia
Lauren Ford-Jones - Mary
Tegan McIndoe - Kitty
Bryony Ford-Jones - Charlotte Lucas
Lucy Moore - Housekeeper
Nick Edwards - Mr Darcy
Alistair Smith - Mr Colins
Jacob Cannell - Mr Bingley
Ana Baide - Caroline Bingley
Virginia Earle - Mrs Gardiner
Sue Mortimer - Lady Catherine
Matt Oliver - George Wickham
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A clever, witty comedy about truth and consequences by New Zealand playwright, Roger Hall. An all-female group of four teachers, one school counsellor and a reluctantly accompanying teenage daughter get stuck in a DOC hut due to foul weather. (Sound familiar?) By day three they are definitely not happy campers!
It's been called the hen party from hell and audiences will be able to identify the characters - superwoman Susan trying to organise everone while her own life disintegrates. The older, soon to be forcibly retired Kath. Young and bolshie Sinead and her anxious doormat of a mother, Emily. Counsellor Anna having a meltdown. Brazen Maxine.
This is a great NZ comedy and not to be missed.
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