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Rangiora Players Productions

2023-07-08Obvious GuiltEthan Bortman
2022-11-26STiFFApril Phillips
2022-07-09The Invisible ManHG Wells adapted by Derek Webb
2021-07-10How Does Your Garden GrowGeoff Bamber
2019-08-21Last SéanceHerb Hasler
2018-09-05I'll Get My ManPhilip King
2017-10-18Holding CourtTim Hambleton
2017-05-31A Night in Little GrimleyDavid Tristram
2016-11-23Girls Night TooLousie Roche
2016-07-06Don't Dress for DinnerMarc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon
2015-09-16Snip & Bonking James BondApril Phillips
2015-04-22ANZACJohn Broughton
2014-11-19A Shortcut to HappinessRoger Hall
2014-08-06Death & Taxe$April Phillips
2014-03-26How to Train Your HusbandDevon Williamson
2013-12-06PantosteinTLC Creative
2013-09-25Le SudDave Armstrong
2013-04-10STiFF (2013)April Phillips
2012-10-17Market ForcesRoger Hall
2012-08-15Girls NightLouise Roche
2011-11-23The Vicar of DibleyRichard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer
2011-08-19Pocket PantoMark Niel
2011-05-05Another Night of British Comedy(Various)
2010-12-10Rough Night at the North PoleCraig Alpaugh
2010-07-28Fawlty TowersJohn Cleese and Connie Booth
2010-06-04A Night of (British) Comedy(Various)
2009-11-04Brassed OffPaul Allen, Mark Herman
2009-09-19Last Tango in RangioraDavid Tristram
2009-05-06GaspingBen Elton
2008-10-15It Runs in the FamilyRay Cooney
2008-06-18The Importance of Being EarnestOscar Wilde
2007-12-05Steel MagnoliasRobert Harling
2007-05-16Take a chance on meRoger Hall
2006-11-08Bedroom FarceAlan Ayckbourn
2006-01-01Allo AlloJeremy Lloyd and David Croft
2005-11-03The HollowAgatha Christie
2005-05-05Farndale / Murder MysteryDavid McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr
2005-03-20Midsummer MischiefDierdre Tucker
2004-08-18Middle Age SpreadRoger Hall
2004-06-18FrankensteinTim Kelly
2003-06-19Murder on the NileAgatha Christie

Earlier Productions

The Players staged a couple of productions earlier this century which were not in the normal format of productions, but that were collaberative and/or several shows in an evening type presentations. All that appears left from these productions are some dog-eared programmes, images of which are recorded here

Curtain Up, 11th/12th October 2002
Plays 'n Stuff, 8th November 2001

Productions as the Rangiora Dramatic Society

Date Title Author Genre Notes More...
June 1887 The Pirates' Retreat     "Musical extravaganza" See Papers past, The Star, 3rd June 1887. In celebration of Queen Victoria's Jubilee
Over the Garden Wall     Drama
1894 A regular fix John Maddison Morton Farce Reference in Past Papers from The Press, 17 October 1894, Page 6  
24-Nov-1937 March wedding M&S Box     Programme
A marriage has been arranged Alfred Sutro    
Beauty for sale M&S Box    
The boy comes home A.A. Milne    
11-Nov-1936 When we are married J.B. Priestley Yorkshire farcical comedy   Programme
3-Nov-1947 Charity begins Ireland Wood Comedy   Programme
21-Jun-1948 Murder out of tune Unknown   Proceeds in aid of Food for Britain Programme
22-Nov-1948 The two Mrs Carrolls Martin vale     Programme
13-Jun-1949 Red sky at night Phillip Johnston     Programme
Crooks christmas L. Du Garde Peach    
An evening on Dartmoor Noel Munro    
The twelve pound look J.M. Barrie    
14-Nov-1949 Mona Mansions Mix-up Unknown Comedy   Programme
10-Jul-1950 The Camel's Back Arnold Helsby Comedy   Programme
22-Jun-1953 John's mother Unknown Drama    
In waltz time Unknown Comedy    
In cold blood Unknown Drama    
That's murder Unknown Comedy thriller    
22-Nov-1954 Quiet weekend Esther McCracken      
17-Oct-1955 Dear octopus Dodie Smith Comedy 50% of proceeds donated to Nurse Maude.  
18-Apr-1955 The lattitude of love Terence Bowen      
Happiness my goal Norman Holland      
Petticoats preferred T.B. Morris      
2-May-1956 Fiducia Harold Pointer   Presented by the Elmwood Players  
Thinking aloud Emlyn Williams      
The frozen heart Ivory Brides      
The man in a bowler hat A.A. Milne      
8-Oct-1956 The Hollow Agatha Christie      
6-May-1957 One wedding - two brides Ursula Bloom      
The charwoman's daughter Phillip Johnston      
The bathroom door Gertrude E. Jennings      
22-Oct-1957 This happy breed Noel Coward      
7-May-1958 Parlour game Phillip Johnston      
The browning version Terence Rattigan      
13-Oct-1958 The Chiltern hundreds William Douglas Home Comedy    
27-Apr-1959 The neighbours Yves Cabrol Light comedy    
The spider ring Mabel Constanduros and Howard Agg Drama    
The startled saint Phillip Johnston Comedy    
19-Oct-1959 The artist's murder Falkland L. Cary      
2-May-1960 Grand Chan's diamond Allan Monkhouse Comedy    
Thicker than water Wilson Barnes Drama    
Everybody comes to Mabel T.B. Morris Very light comdey    
10-Oct-1960 The Winslow boy Terence Rattigan      
6-Nov-1961 Sabrina fair Samuel Taylor Comedy   press cutting
14-Oct-1963 The shifting heart Richard Beynon      
30-Apr-1962 The sixth hour Wilfrid Grantham Religious drama    
Tony Kenneth Galloway Comedy    
Back to zero Arthur Bax Drama    
29-Apr-1963 The friends of Valerie Lane Dollond Parsons mystery-drama    
The dear departed Stanley Houghton comedy    
You can't do nothing with 'em Conrad Carter drama    
4-May-1964 Candy pink J.A.S. Coppard      
Tea for three Margery Vosper drama    
Paint Catherine Prynne Farcical comedy    
14-Dec-1964 Jane steps out Kenneth Horne Comedy    
3-May-1965 The late Miss Cordell Phillip Johnston Mystery-drama    
Civil marriage Robert Tanitch Comedy    
Never let me go Anthony Booth Drama    
NCDA festival,
hosted by
Storm Music Mary Nield   Presented by Little Unity Theatre, Waikari  
World without men Phillip Johnston   Presented by Kaiapoi Little Theatre,  
Wife required Falkland L. Cary and Philip King   Presented by Woodend Drama Club,  
A doctor in spite of himself Moliere   Presented by Hawarden Drama Club,  
18-Oct-1965 Ten little niggers Agatha Christie      
8-Dec-1965 Roar like a dove Lesley Storm      
2-May-1966 The patient Agatha Christie      
This desirable cottage Anthony Booth Farce    
Pity my betrayer Jean Lawerence Drama    
12-Sep-1966 Love in a mist Kenneth Horne Comedy    
The deep blue sea Terence Rattigan      
11-Dec-1967 My three angels Sam and Bella Spewack Comedy    
20-May-1968 The shifting heart Richard Beynon Tragi-comdey    
23-Nov-1970 Appointment with death Agatha Christie      
FEB 1973 So you thought you wanted colour TV     Presented with NCMS  
3-Dec-1973 Incident David Campton   Two one act plays presented at the clubrooms  
Lunch hour Barry Grant    
25-Nov-1974 Not now darling Ray Cooney and John Chapman      
1976 Glitter and Spit Robert Lord   See Hocken Library Archive  
5-Dec-1977 Lucky for some John Dole Comedy    
27-May-1982 The wizard of Oz Adapted by Doug Clarke      
13-Apr-1983 Middle age spread Roger Hall      
22-May-1983 The adventures of Awful Knawful Mick Ford and Tom Flannery   Presented at Rangiora High School hall  
31-Aug-1986 The magic hand Phillip Mann   Presented with the Riccarton Players  
21-May-1986 The snatching of Horrible Harold        
31/08/1994 Winnie the pooh        
Unknown Aspirations and reflections Raphael MacLoughlin      
The wind that blew from the North Raphael MacLoughlin      
17-May-???? Toad of Toad Hall A.A. Milne      
Unknown Aladdin and his wonderful lapm Ronald Parr      
15-May-???? Wichita witch wipes out Oswald Simon   Toured, Cheviot, Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Oxford  
9-Dec-???? Suddenly at home Francis Durbridge     press cutting
Unknown Panic stations Derek Benfield      
Unknown Mr Macaroni and the exploding pizza John Chapman and Fiz Coleman      
12-Apr-2002 Three in one     Presented at Chevier Centre, Victoria street, Rangiora  
27-Nov-2003 Wine women - wow     Toured to Oxford  

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