Matthew, Mark, Luke

and Joanne

Matthew, his friend and business partner Mark, and Matthew’s wife Joanne, have all for various reasons and in different ways, given their lives over to a higher power. But what if those three ways of living are incompatible? Who will give up what they believe first?

Professional Productions

2016
Court Theatre, Christchurch

Director: Steven Ray
 

Community Productions

2018
Howick Little Theatre

2019

South Canterbury Drama League


 

 

THE WAR ARTIST

Three characters, all soldiers in the New Zealand Division in France in 1918. The play focuses on the creation of the painting Burial Party at Bellevue near Solesme by George Edmund Butler. Butler was the New Zealand army’s first official war artist. The War Artist explores ideas around the validity of creating art in the face of war, and the solace to be found in the rites of burial.

Professional Productions

2015
Centrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North

Director: Jeff Kingsford-Brown
 

 
 

TWO FISH 'N' A SCOOP

An interracial love story set in a Kiwi Fish and chip shop. Two actors play twelve characters in a story that is both funny and moving.

Professional Productions

2013
Centrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North

Director: Jeff Kingsford-Brown
 

2012
Fortune Theatre, Dunedin and Otago/Southland Tour

Director: Patrick Davies 
 

2010
Court Theatre Production, Christchurch

Director: Greg Cooper

Community Productions

2014
Howick Little Theatre


2017
Ashburton College 

THE BIRTHDAY BOY

What happens to long-term friends when life takes them in completely different directions? When Stuart and Elizabeth meet their oldest friends, David and Kathy, to celebrate David's 40th birthday, they're not expecting the shock announcement that changes all their lives.

Professional Productions

2010

Circa Production, Wellington

Director: Jane Wadell

2008

A Court Theatre Production, Christchurch

Director: Steven Ray

Community Productions

2011

Howick Little Theatre

 

THE RAFT

Set over a rainy weekend in a West Coast bach, the story of a devastating family tragedy and healing.

Professional Productions

2009

Centrepoint, Palmerston North

Director: Steven Ray

Downstage, Wellington

Director: Duncan Smith

2007

Court Theatre, Main Stage, Christchurch Arts Festival

Director: Stephanie McKellar Smith

Radio Productions

2008

Radio New Zealand

(winner: Best NZ Radio Drama)

Community Productions

2010

Howick Little Theatre

 

2011

Waipukarau Little Theatre
 

2011

Mairangi Players

2016

Waiheke Theatre Company

2020 (scheduled)

Williamstown Little Theatre Company

Melbourne, Australia.

 

DISGRACE

Adapted from the Booker Prize winning novel by J.M. Coetzee. Professor David Lurie has an impulsive affair with a student. When the affair sours he is denounced and retreats to an isolated East Cape Province smallholding owned by his daughter Lucy

Professional Productions

2005

Auckland Theatre Company

Director: Colin McColl

CRUMPY - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BARRY CRUMP

Professional Productions

2002

The Theatre, Auckland

Castcorp Theatre Productions


2001

The Fortune Theatre, Dunedin

Southland/Otago Tour

2000

Seven Sisters Productions in association with

The Court Theatre

Director: David McPhail

Nelson Arts Festival Season (1 week)

THE BOOK OF FAME

Adapted from the Deutz Medal winning novel by Lloyd Jones. The play relives the legendary 1905 tour of the United Kingdom by The Originals, the first rugby team to bear the name All Blacks.

Professional Productions

2003

Downstage Theatre, Wellington

Director: Gary Henderson

2003

Auckland Arts Festival

Centrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North

Christchurch Arts Festival

Community Productions

2011

Christ's College, Christchurch. Senior Production.

Director: David Chambers

KIWIFRUITS - A NEW ZEALAND FAIRY TALE

Co-written with C. Cooper. Fay Gay tells her fellow drag performer, Tatiania, the story of how The Castle Road Tavern was turned from a working man's pub into a venue for spectacular drag shows. A mad, free-wheeling Kiwi version of the Cinderella story.

Professional Productions

2000

Centerpoint Theatre

2000

The Fortune Theatre, Dunedin

Director: Brian Aitken

1999

The Court Theatre, Christchurch

Director: David McPhail

Community Productions

2013

Howick Little Theatre

 
 
 
 

THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF NEW ZEALAND (ABRIDGED)

Co-written with C. Cooper and G. Cooper The history of New Zealand is acted out in it's entirety - 1000 years in 100 minutes. A comedy for three actors.

Professional Productions

2006

The Herald Theatre, Auckland

The Edge Productions

2001

CCC SummerTimes outdoor season at Hagley Park

1999

Fortune Theature Dunedin - 1 week season

Tour of Otago and Southland - 3 weeks

1998

A Court Theatre Production Court II for a 5 week season (extended)

Directed by Mark Hadlow.

Wearable Arts Festival, Nelson

 
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