Paul Ferguson - Director
In the many years I have been involved in amateur theatre. Having had the guidance and pleasure of working with some of the best. I strive to develop a rapport with my cast and crew to make it an enjoyable experience, for both them and myself. Unlike professional theatre the only reward is pleasure The cast need to entertain and fulfill the audience to achieve this. I have performed many shows including this one and I believe  this has to be the funniest stage show ever written.
Phil Palmer - Eric Swan

Phill Palmer is a local actor who made his debut performance here in Te Aroha in a Harold Pinto Play “The Dumb Waiter. Since then Phill has been involved in a variety of theatre performances here in Te Aroha, Riverlea and with Hamilton Operatic Society. Phill is enjoying being back on the local stage and performing for his local community.




Karen Graham - Linda Swan

Dan Jones - Norman Bassett

This is my first time back on stage for 13 years. I have been involved with the Te Aroha little theatre for many years initially beginning by playing the piano for musicals such as “The Boyfriend” but 17 years ago when I returned from Auckland I got involved again and did about 11 productions the last being “Vinegar Tom.



Dave Clarke - George Jenkins

I have been involved in amateur theatre for over 50 years; primarily in  musical theatre in the UK.  During that time I have appeared in many  Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals, as well as numerous Gilbert &  Sullivan operas.  Comedy has also featured prominently in my acting and I have really enjoyed the opportunities I have had since coming to New  Zealand ten years ago. Recognising that age is against me, I have  turned my hand to writing comedies and I will be looking to do some  directing in the future.  Of course I will still make every effort to  remain on the stage. It is amazing what makeup can do!

Max Barclay - Uncle George



Jocelyn Legg - Sally Chesington

Ian Harrop - Doctor Chapman

Ian Harrop became a member of the Te Aroha Dramatic Society in 1975  soon after arriving in NZ from UK where he was a prominent member of the Bierton Players in Buckinghamshire. Over the years he has acted in a great number of productions and directed several. Most recently he was Pop Larkin in The Darling Buds of May and directed the very popular Last of the Summer Wine.



Phillip Legg - Mr. Forbright

Angela Ferguson - Ms. Cowper



Phylis Sheehan - Brenda Dixon
I started learning speech at a young age with the lovely Pru Edmondson, leading onto speech competitions in and around the country. “Reading from Sight” was not my forte but Pru saw in me, an actress that could enjoy the stage. From there my acting career in the Little Theatre started. My earliest memory was playing a “Munchkin” in the play “The Wizard of Oz”.
Many more plays followed as the year progressed. My greatest achievement was playing “Shirley Valentine” in 2003. (A one woman play) I have never played so many characters in one go. It was a super challenge which I thoroughly enjoyed.
In 2005 I was involved in the play "Anna Frank" with the Te Awamutu Theatre and the Dutch Drama Group. We travelled around the North Island for the year, ending up in Wellington and visiting the Dutch Embassy where we were invited for an offical reception. This was to commemorate the 60 years of the ending of the 2nd world war.

Barbara Handford - Prompt



Marilyn Barclay - Head of Wardrobe

Murray - Sound technician














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