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2021 Production – Murder On The Menu – on sale now!

Murder on the menu - book nowKiwi playwright, Devon Williamson, serves up another comically delicious tale of mystery and intrigue, with a sprinkling of deception. Throw in a handful of Shakespearean ghosts. And serve with a side order of murder.

Sophia has been conned into buying a derelict theatre. Now with crushing bank loan payments to make and no money, the jobless Sophia decides to defy the odds and dig her way out of her financial mess by reopening the theatre as a cafe.

Her already dire situation worsens when she soon discovers that the theatre is inhabited by the pompous ghosts of dead Shakespearean characters who are hell-bent on keeping their home just as it is, thank you very much!

It’s a recipe for disaster! So what should Sophia do when she discovers that the only way to get rid of the ghosts is to murder them as they were killed in their original plays…sounds perfect – right?

At Sophie’s cafe, murder is now on the menu.

Performed for only the second time ever in New Zealand, New Players is excited to be bringing this comedy of Shakespearean proportions to life at Linden Social Centre, Tawa.

Directed by Braden Lister

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New Players Theatre Company is one of the leading amateur theatre groups in Wellington’s Northern Suburbs. We love to put on a great show for our loyal audiences! We aim to please with quality shows, performed to the highest standard.

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New Players 2021 AGM

Now that we’re back to our ‘new normal’, our 2021 AGM will be held in person, as per previous years.

AGM details

Date: Tuesday 11 May
Time: 7.30pm – 9pm. Light supper to follow.
Location: Newlands Community Centre, 9 Batchelor Street, Newlands

If you’re a financial member of New Players, you should have received notification from Irene about the upcoming AGM and agenda. If you haven’t, and wish to attend the AGM, please email Esther before 8 May for a copy of the AGM agenda.

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2020 Membership subs waiver

New Players’ committee has decided not to charge a subscription fee for 2020.

This means that anyone who paid their subs in 2019 will be deemed a financial member until December 31 2020.
For anyone who paid their subs in 2020, they will be deemed a financial member until December 31 2021.
Any person who subsequently joins the society in 2020 and pays the sub will be deemed a financial member until December 31 2021.

If you have any questions about your membership sub, contact our membership secretary.