Rocky the Third
May
5
7:00 PM19:00

Rocky the Third

"For Lord Rocky of Balboa hath complacent grown,  
And Clubber the Lang doth usurp his throne.

Now if he is to redeem'd be.
Through Tigers eye must he learn to see."


Rocky the Third is a Shakespearean reimagining of the classic 80's film, Rocky 3. Two 'travelling players' attempt to bring to life all the characters and transform one of cinemas most inarticulate figures into one of Shakespeare's most verbose heroes in this heavyweight epic. 

Whether you love him, hate him, or have no feelings at all for the Italian Stallion, this show will take you on a Shakespearean rollercoaster that will delight and amaze you. All the poetic language of the Bard infused with all the brutal poetry of boxing. A must see for all fans of comedy and/or Shakespeare and/or Rocky and/or watching two performers play multiple roles in multiple wigs.   

This show is the brain child of Rik Brown, long time workhorse of the Melbourne Improv scene and performer of many a festival show, and features Bridget Metherall in a powerhouse performance of comedic brilliance. When Rik was asked what motivated him to bring this show to life he said: “I knew the moment I first watched Rocky 3 that the Shakespearean drama already present in the film was begging to be go the Full Bard."

Bridget Metherall has been performing steadily since 1996 and has graced numerous festivals in Australia and New Zealand. She most recently fronted several seasons of Impro Melbourne's Late Night Comedy Festival shows at the Melbourne Town Hall, lending her steady mind and comedic flair to this ever popular festival staple. 

Rik has been an Actor and Improvisor for the past 20 odd years, since graduating from Rusden in 1996. He has taught and performed improvisation throughout Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, Italy, Germany and The Netherlands.He has featured in the television shows Comedy Slapdown, Utopia Season 1 & 2, SlideShow, Prank Patrol,  It's a Date and How To Stay Married. He also pops up on the TV trying to sell you things, from Fox Footy Channels to TicTacs and from Worksafe initiatives to Nissan X-trails, his face is proven to make you want to buy stuff. 

He recently won BEST IMPROV SHOW at the 2017 Nelson Fringe Festival for his show “The Rabbit Hole”

“His work is often comedic without being reliant on gags but is balanced by touches of pathos and genuine emotion.....it is a great opportunity to see a true craftsman on stage.” Jo Blick, THEATREVIEW

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Here's A Thing! Late Night Improv
May
4
8:30 PM20:30

Here's A Thing! Late Night Improv

What happens when a delicious assortment of local and visiting improvisors join forces for one night only? Magic, of course; in an improv show where literally anything could happen! The players take turns setting each other up with scenes, characters, and challenges they come up with on the spot. It's comedy by the seat of its pants.

In this one-off late night special, Rocky the Third's Rik Brown is joined by Nelson favourites Laura Irish and Dan Allan and Wellington visitors Jennifer O'Sullivan and Christine Brooks. 

"In these scenes, I see performers at the height of their powers – doing difficult things with grace and humour." - Theatreview

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Rocky the Third
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Rocky the Third

"For Lord Rocky of Balboa hath complacent grown,  
And Clubber the Lang doth usurp his throne.

Now if he is to redeem'd be.
Through Tigers eye must he learn to see."


Rocky the Third is a Shakespearean reimagining of the classic 80's film, Rocky 3. Two 'travelling players' attempt to bring to life all the characters and transform one of cinemas most inarticulate figures into one of Shakespeare's most verbose heroes in this heavyweight epic. 

Whether you love him, hate him, or have no feelings at all for the Italian Stallion, this show will take you on a Shakespearean rollercoaster that will delight and amaze you. All the poetic language of the Bard infused with all the brutal poetry of boxing. A must see for all fans of comedy and/or Shakespeare and/or Rocky and/or watching two performers play multiple roles in multiple wigs.   

This show is the brain child of Rik Brown, long time workhorse of the Melbourne Improv scene and performer of many a festival show, and features Bridget Metherall in a powerhouse performance of comedic brilliance. When Rik was asked what motivated him to bring this show to life he said: “I knew the moment I first watched Rocky 3 that the Shakespearean drama already present in the film was begging to be go the Full Bard."

Bridget Metherall has been performing steadily since 1996 and has graced numerous festivals in Australia and New Zealand. She most recently fronted several seasons of Impro Melbourne's Late Night Comedy Festival shows at the Melbourne Town Hall, lending her steady mind and comedic flair to this ever popular festival staple. 

Rik has been an Actor and Improvisor for the past 20 odd years, since graduating from Rusden in 1996. He has taught and performed improvisation throughout Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, Italy, Germany and The Netherlands.He has featured in the television shows Comedy Slapdown, Utopia Season 1 & 2, SlideShow, Prank Patrol,  It's a Date and How To Stay Married. He also pops up on the TV trying to sell you things, from Fox Footy Channels to TicTacs and from Worksafe initiatives to Nissan X-trails, his face is proven to make you want to buy stuff. 

He recently won BEST IMPROV SHOW at the 2017 Nelson Fringe Festival for his show “The Rabbit Hole”

“His work is often comedic without being reliant on gags but is balanced by touches of pathos and genuine emotion.....it is a great opportunity to see a true craftsman on stage.” Jo Blick, THEATREVIEW

BOOK HERE

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Downton Uppity
May
3
8:00 PM20:00

Downton Uppity

Your favourite theatre company is back every Friday in April with their witty comedy, touching drama and period costumes that will make you swoon. Did I mention it's all made up on the spot?

People's Republic of Improv presents DOWNTON UPPITY, an improvised Upstairs, Downstairs Saga. Inspired by the hit historical dramas Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs, the actors will bring you suppressed British emotion, over-reactive letter reading and scandalous crossover between aristocrats and their household staff. The story continues every Friday in April. Buy a season pass for all 4 Fridays for $35 or individual tickets starting from $13. It's a steal... just don't steal our fancy candelabras, you rogue! 


Downton Uppity photo by Doug Barry-Martin.

BOOK HERE- for individual shows

BOOK HERE- for season passes

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Rocky the Third
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

Rocky the Third

"For Lord Rocky of Balboa hath complacent grown,  
And Clubber the Lang doth usurp his throne.

Now if he is to redeem'd be.
Through Tigers eye must he learn to see."


Rocky the Third is a Shakespearean reimagining of the classic 80's film, Rocky 3. Two 'travelling players' attempt to bring to life all the characters and transform one of cinemas most inarticulate figures into one of Shakespeare's most verbose heroes in this heavyweight epic. 

Whether you love him, hate him, or have no feelings at all for the Italian Stallion, this show will take you on a Shakespearean rollercoaster that will delight and amaze you. All the poetic language of the Bard infused with all the brutal poetry of boxing. A must see for all fans of comedy and/or Shakespeare and/or Rocky and/or watching two performers play multiple roles in multiple wigs.   

This show is the brain child of Rik Brown, long time workhorse of the Melbourne Improv scene and performer of many a festival show, and features Bridget Metherall in a powerhouse performance of comedic brilliance. When Rik was asked what motivated him to bring this show to life he said: “I knew the moment I first watched Rocky 3 that the Shakespearean drama already present in the film was begging to be go the Full Bard."

Bridget Metherall has been performing steadily since 1996 and has graced numerous festivals in Australia and New Zealand. She most recently fronted several seasons of Impro Melbourne's Late Night Comedy Festival shows at the Melbourne Town Hall, lending her steady mind and comedic flair to this ever popular festival staple. 

Rik has been an Actor and Improvisor for the past 20 odd years, since graduating from Rusden in 1996. He has taught and performed improvisation throughout Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, Italy, Germany and The Netherlands.He has featured in the television shows Comedy Slapdown, Utopia Season 1 & 2, SlideShow, Prank Patrol,  It's a Date and How To Stay Married. He also pops up on the TV trying to sell you things, from Fox Footy Channels to TicTacs and from Worksafe initiatives to Nissan X-trails, his face is proven to make you want to buy stuff. 

He recently won BEST IMPROV SHOW at the 2017 Nelson Fringe Festival for his show “The Rabbit Hole”

“His work is often comedic without being reliant on gags but is balanced by touches of pathos and genuine emotion.....it is a great opportunity to see a true craftsman on stage.” Jo Blick, THEATREVIEW

BOOK HERE

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Eugene & Elvis
May
2
7:30 PM19:30

Eugene & Elvis

Eugene & Elvis is one man’s story which brings together three of the protagonist’s true passions; music, theatre and family. The story aims to take an audience on a journey with Eugene (the actor’s brother) as he describes the way in which the songs of great artists like Elvis can transport us to our most significant memories, many of which are woven into the narrative with real recordings made by Eugene from the thousands of hours of cassette recordings he made. The play is an exploration of the universal challenges of the human condition - our need for love and to leave a legacy for the next generation. It is a true account; genuine, authentic and above all, worth your while!
Who is Charles Hindley?
Charles Hindley has been a professional performer since he was 8 years old, performing on some of the world’s great stages from the Sydney Opera House to Her Majesty’s Theatre in London. In recent years Charles has been based in Edinburgh where he works as a professional drama practitioner. Charles is perhaps best known in Scotland as an improviser with the award winning troupe Men With Coconuts, and best known in Nelson for appearing in Brassed Off at the Theatre Royal and as Captain Scott in Terra Nova at Fairfield House in 2011. He has written and directed plays and musicals internationally since 2003 and is now a veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe, having first produced a show here in 2007. Charles’ performances have been described by reviewers as ‘brilliant…intense…simply superb & full of genuine pathos’ (Sunderland Echo, Nelson Mail, All Edinburgh Theatre.com).

This is husband and wife team Hindley Productions’ first play which premiered at Edinburgh Fringe in 2016. Melanie Hindley made her directorial debut to great acclaim.

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Whenua/DP4 Lot173
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Whenua/DP4 Lot173

Kiwi/Possum productions is a West Coast community-based theatre group who have been exploring historical and contemporary issues over the last decade. They have brought plays to the Nelson area including Goodnight Irene, Ted, Poppy and WW11, The Cave Above the Pa, The Judgement of Ben Alder, and recently their play about native logging, Helen and the Ferals. For this play, writer Paul Maunder started with the idea of a play about the land, dairying, water, that sort of thing. But instead of a play with a simple referencing to community and social relations, he comments that it has taken the group into a more complex space aesthetically, as if that is the only way to articulate the issues: land as whenua/placenta (that which nurtures); land as signified by the rates demand: DP74/LOT 173 – surveyors having divided up the land into a commodity to be bought and sold and speculated upon; the family farm turning into investment property; globalisation; technology; agribusiness; environmental issues – soil, water health and climate change; the industrial revolution in Asia and its impact here; tourism; migrant labour; generations; belonging; memory; alienation… DP74, LOT173 is then a meditation on the planet itself, with a range of characters: the nostalgic retired farming couple, their son who wants to sell up, the milker from Gaza, a water bottler, a Chinese investor and a Greenie who has come to live in the area.

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Downton Uppity
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Downton Uppity

Your favourite theatre company is back every Friday in April with their witty comedy, touching drama and period costumes that will make you swoon. Did I mention it's all made up on the spot?

People's Republic of Improv presents DOWNTON UPPITY, an improvised Upstairs, Downstairs Saga. Inspired by the hit historical dramas Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs, the actors will bring you suppressed British emotion, over-reactive letter reading and scandalous crossover between aristocrats and their household staff. The story continues every Friday in April. Buy a season pass for all 4 Fridays for $35 or individual tickets starting from $13. It's a steal... just don't steal our fancy candelabras, you rogue! 


Downton Uppity photo by Doug Barry-Martin.

BOOK HERE- for individual shows

BOOK HERE- for season passes

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Downton Uppity
Apr
19
8:00 PM20:00

Downton Uppity

Your favourite theatre company is back every Friday in April with their witty comedy, touching drama and period costumes that will make you swoon. Did I mention it's all made up on the spot?

People's Republic of Improv presents DOWNTON UPPITY, an improvised Upstairs, Downstairs Saga. Inspired by the hit historical dramas Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs, the actors will bring you suppressed British emotion, over-reactive letter reading and scandalous crossover between aristocrats and their household staff. The story continues every Friday in April. Buy a season pass for all 4 Fridays for $35 or individual tickets starting from $13. It's a steal... just don't steal our fancy candelabras, you rogue! 


Downton Uppity photo by Doug Barry-Martin.

BOOK HERE- for individual shows

BOOK HERE- for season passes

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Katie Boyle in The Merry Wives of Windsor
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Katie Boyle in The Merry Wives of Windsor

Starring Pop-Up Globe's Katie Boyle (Hamlet, 2016) 
Directed by award-winning character comic, Alexander Sparrow (DJ Trump)

Sir John Falstaff, the fat knight, is coming to town. Short of money to pay his men, Falstaff attempts to woo Mistress Page and Mistress Ford at the same time. When the wives discover his intentions, they seek revenge - getting the whole town of Windsor involved in the process! Featuring the infamous knight, a Welsh parson, a flamboyant hotel owner, a drunk pickpocket, and many more memorable characters.

'The Merry Wives of Windsor' is one of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies. This interactive version of the play brings the bard's crazy array of characters to life, all played by one (very fit) actress. Visit the town of Windsor - maybe you'll have the chance to interact with Falstaff yourself . . .

Katie Boyle is one of NZ’s most prolific Shakespearean actors, with 10 Elizabethan productions performed over the last 5 years, including an all-female Hamlet at the Pop-Up Globe (Guildenstern and Laertes). She is also an accomplished character comic, having been nominated for eight awards in three different cities for her show, 'Pat Goldsack's Swingers Club and Brothel'. Katie will be on tour for much of 2019 with her theatre company, Sparrow & Boyle Entertainment.

Winner Best Comedy 
2018 Palmy Fringe Festival (Pat Goldsack)

Nominated Best Solo Show 
2018 Nelson Fringe Festival (Pat Goldsack)

Nominated Best Solo Show 
2018 Wellington Comedy Awards (Pat Goldsack)

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Downton Uppity
Apr
12
8:00 PM20:00

Downton Uppity

Your favourite theatre company is back every Friday in April with their witty comedy, touching drama and period costumes that will make you swoon. Did I mention it's all made up on the spot?

People's Republic of Improv presents DOWNTON UPPITY, an improvised Upstairs, Downstairs Saga. Inspired by the hit historical dramas Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs, the actors will bring you suppressed British emotion, over-reactive letter reading and scandalous crossover between aristocrats and their household staff. The story continues every Friday in April. Buy a season pass for all 4 Fridays for $35 or individual tickets starting from $13. It's a steal... just don't steal our fancy candelabras, you rogue! 


Downton Uppity photo by Doug Barry-Martin.

BOOK HERE- for individual shows

BOOK HERE- for season passes

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Sarah Jane
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Sarah Jane

'Sarah Jane' is a new story of friendship and family from local playwright Trish Palmer, told through the eyes of a young woman and older man. The two characters recount the events of their relationship from years ago. A heart-warming and thought-provoking piece explored through shadow puppetry and produced by Nelson's newest theatre company.

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Sarah Jane
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Sarah Jane

'Sarah Jane' is a new story of friendship and family from local playwright Trish Palmer, told through the eyes of a young woman and older man. The two characters recount the events of their relationship from years ago. A heart-warming and thought-provoking piece explored through shadow puppetry and produced by Nelson's newest theatre company.

BOOK HERE

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Power Ballads Karaoke Night- Cancelled
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Power Ballads Karaoke Night- Cancelled

In honor of Bryan Adams' New Zealand tour, and his stop in Nelson, we are hosting our second karaoke night. The theme is power ballads! Our last karaoke night saw a wide variety of singers, complimentary nibbles and the bar was open downstairs for us the entire time. It was a lot of fun and we can't wait to hear what you've got prepared this time! Join us from 7pm at Ghost Light for an unforgettable night of karaoke in a fun and safe environment!

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Improvised Director's Cut
Mar
10
8:00 PM20:00

Improvised Director's Cut

Steve and Charlie’s Improvised Director’s Cut. See your favourite movies as you have never seen them before! A fully improvised version of your favourite Hollywood movies, but based on what the title of the film means to Steve and Charlie and NOT the actual version that you know today. Because that seemed like more fun. And also because Charlie doesn’t watch movies.

And we have a pianist too so it will probably be a musical.

Quiet on set now everybody...

And ACTION!

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MC Hammersmith
Mar
9
9:00 PM21:00

MC Hammersmith

MC Hammersmith (aka Will Naameh, the tall skinny posh one from Men With Coconuts) is a multi-award-winning freestyle rap comedian. He is the world's leading freestyle gangsta rapper to ever emerge from the ghetto of middle class white west London. He comes to Nelson to spit furious rhymes, performing a completely improvised hip hop comedy show based entirely on your suggestions.

"The funniest rapper in the world!" Culross Festival

Best Newcomer, Scottish Comedy Awards 2018 (Winner)

2017 UK Improv Smackdown Champion

"Floored the audience" Broadway Baby

"An exceptionally dazzling performance... utterly enthralled" The Skinny

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Improvised James Bond
Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

Improvised James Bond

One of the UK's leading improv troupes, the award-winning Men With Coconuts bring their fully improvised Bond film to Nelson for it's New Zealand premier! Expect villains, gadgets, femme fatales and sobering reflections on masculinity – all improvised live onstage.

Praise for Men With Coconuts:

Winner 'Spirit of the Fringe Award' Prague Fringe 2016.

“Forget everything you thought you knew about improvisation… a must see show. This improv troupe is not just comfortable onstage, it basks there... hilarious” **** Ed Fringe Review.

"If anyone wants to laugh until you cry, go see Men With Coconuts!" Cabaret Nova.

"Absurdly ridiculous and downright hilarious" The Wee Review.

"A real crowd pleaser... plays to standing-room only crowds!" DC Theatre Scene.

'Hilarious... make sure these guys are on your list!' (pftc.cz)

The troupe debuted at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and have firmly established themselves as Scotland's leading professional musical improv troupe, winning accolades both at home and abroad.

Their performances have been marked out for their energy, easy confidence, self-effacing good humour and quick-fire comedy. They are bringing their flagship, eponymous show to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time in 2019.

The Men with Coconuts in New Zealand are:

Charles Hindley (internationally acclaimed actor and vocalist), Will Naameh (freestyle rapper and 'Best Newcomer' at Scottish Comedy Awards 2018), Steve Worsley (prolific narrator of audiobooks, renowned singer and actor) and musician Colin Bramwell (poet, pianist, playwright).

Melanie Hindley joins them as Tour Director and Producer.

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Men With Coconuts
Mar
8
8:00 PM20:00

Men With Coconuts

Scotland's leading improv troupe make their New Zealand debut in Nelson with an hour of award winning improvised comedy sketches and songs, culminating in a showstopping finale – an entirely improvised musical. These Edinburgh Fringe favourites push their art form to a new level. Unplanned, unscripted, and unbelievable!

Praise for Men With Coconuts:

Winner 'Spirit of the Fringe Award' Prague Fringe 2016.

“Forget everything you thought you knew about improvisation… a must see show. This improv troupe is not just comfortable onstage, it basks there... hilarious” **** Ed Fringe Review.

"If anyone wants to laugh until you cry, go see Men With Coconuts!" Cabaret Nova.

"Absurdly ridiculous and downright hilarious" The Wee Review.

"A real crowd pleaser... plays to standing-room only crowds!" DC Theatre Scene.

'Hilarious... make sure these guys are on your list!' (pftc.cz)

The troupe debuted at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and have firmly established themselves as Scotland's leading professional musical improv troupe, winning accolades both at home and abroad. Their performances have been marked out for their energy, easy confidence, self-effacing good humour and quick-fire comedy. They are bringing their flagship, eponymous show to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time in 2019.

BOOK HERE

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New Play Reading Series: Menage A Deux
Mar
7
7:30 PM19:30

New Play Reading Series: Menage A Deux

The new play reading series is a free event, sponsored by Creative Communities, to give local playwrights the opportunity to hear their new work read in public. Organized by Duck Bunny Theatre and hosted by Ghost Light Theatre, this series is an integral part of the playwrights process. Come along to hear new work, support writers and give feedback in a discussion afterwards. A completely free event that allows the public to be a part of the writer's process. March sees a new play, Menage A Deux, by Bob Irvine read to the public.

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The Man Who Was Thursday
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

The Man Who Was Thursday

How an humble poet defeats The Man who Organises all Anarchy.

“A masterclass in theatrical excellence” Echoes from the Wings

Nelson Fringe Winner:

Best Show

Best Solo Performer

Best Director

Poet Gabriel Syme has been recruited into the Philosopher Police to infiltrate the Supreme Anarchist Council, where he gradually reveals their shocking truth. In this comedy, Pete Coates plays twenty characters (and an elephant) as they chase across Europe to defeat the dreaded Sunday - the Man who Organises all Anarchy.

Performed by Pete Coates

Adapted and Directed by Giles Burton

Presented by three bridges

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The Man Who Was Thursday
Mar
5
7:00 PM19:00

The Man Who Was Thursday

How an humble poet defeats The Man who Organises all Anarchy.

“A masterclass in theatrical excellence” Echoes from the Wings

Nelson Fringe Winner:

Best Show

Best Solo Performer

Best Director

Poet Gabriel Syme has been recruited into the Philosopher Police to infiltrate the Supreme Anarchist Council, where he gradually reveals their shocking truth. In this comedy, Pete Coates plays twenty characters (and an elephant) as they chase across Europe to defeat the dreaded Sunday - the Man who Organises all Anarchy.

Performed by Pete Coates

Adapted and Directed by Giles Burton

Presented by three bridges

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Nelsablanca
Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

Nelsablanca


"We'll always have Nelson..."
Round up the usual suspects and get down to Ghost Light Theatre in February! Inspired by the Academy Award-Winning Film, Casablanca, and the glamour of old Hollywood, Nelson's favourite improv troupe is back to kick off 2019 with "NELSABLANCA".
Did you know Nelson was as classy back in the 1940s as Casablanca? Ladies in fur, lounge singers, drama, mad scientists, guys in fedoras and trench coats obviously with guns but trying not to look suspicious, international intrigue and classic Hollywood kissing that just involved people rubbing their faces on each other.
"Kiss me! Kiss me as if it were the last time..."
The story continues each Friday in February at 8 pm! (But don't worry if you miss one, a recap will happen at the start of every show!)

Hot off the heels of their successful improvised soap, WYNASTY, The People's Republic of Improv is back to bring their hilarious take of old classic Hollywood and mash it with... Nelson. Did I mention they're going to make the whole thing up?
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship... If you book a ticket. Or a season pass!

BOOK HERE- for single tickets

BOOK HERE- for season pass

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Nelsablanca
Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

Nelsablanca


"We'll always have Nelson..."
Round up the usual suspects and get down to Ghost Light Theatre in February! Inspired by the Academy Award-Winning Film, Casablanca, and the glamour of old Hollywood, Nelson's favourite improv troupe is back to kick off 2019 with "NELSABLANCA".
Did you know Nelson was as classy back in the 1940s as Casablanca? Ladies in fur, lounge singers, drama, mad scientists, guys in fedoras and trench coats obviously with guns but trying not to look suspicious, international intrigue and classic Hollywood kissing that just involved people rubbing their faces on each other.
"Kiss me! Kiss me as if it were the last time..."
The story continues each Friday in February at 8 pm! (But don't worry if you miss one, a recap will happen at the start of every show!)

Hot off the heels of their successful improvised soap, WYNASTY, The People's Republic of Improv is back to bring their hilarious take of old classic Hollywood and mash it with... Nelson. Did I mention they're going to make the whole thing up?
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship... If you book a ticket. Or a season pass!

BOOK HERE- for single tickets

BOOK HERE- for season pass

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Nelsablanca
Feb
8
8:00 PM20:00

Nelsablanca


"We'll always have Nelson..."
Round up the usual suspects and get down to Ghost Light Theatre in February! Inspired by the Academy Award-Winning Film, Casablanca, and the glamour of old Hollywood, Nelson's favourite improv troupe is back to kick off 2019 with "NELSABLANCA".
Did you know Nelson was as classy back in the 1940s as Casablanca? Ladies in fur, lounge singers, drama, mad scientists, guys in fedoras and trench coats obviously with guns but trying not to look suspicious, international intrigue and classic Hollywood kissing that just involved people rubbing their faces on each other.
"Kiss me! Kiss me as if it were the last time..."
The story continues each Friday in February at 8 pm! (But don't worry if you miss one, a recap will happen at the start of every show!)

Hot off the heels of their successful improvised soap, WYNASTY, The People's Republic of Improv is back to bring their hilarious take of old classic Hollywood and mash it with... Nelson. Did I mention they're going to make the whole thing up?
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship... If you book a ticket. Or a season pass!

BOOK HERE- for single ticket

BOOK HERE- for season pass

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New Play Reading Series: A Family Arrangement
Feb
7
7:30 PM19:30

New Play Reading Series: A Family Arrangement

The new play reading series is a free event, sponsored by Creative Communities, to give local playwrights the opportunity to hear their new work read in public. Organized by Duck Bunny Theatre and hosted by Ghost Light Theatre, this series is an integral part of the playwrights process. Come along to hear new work, support writers and give feedback in a discussion afterwards. A completely free event that allows the public to be a part of the writer's process. February sees a new play, A Family Arrangement, by Elizabeth Illes read to the public.

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Nelsablanca
Feb
1
8:00 PM20:00

Nelsablanca


"We'll always have Nelson..."
Round up the usual suspects and get down to Ghost Light Theatre in February! Inspired by the Academy Award-Winning Film, Casablanca, and the glamour of old Hollywood, Nelson's favourite improv troupe is back to kick off 2019 with "NELSABLANCA".
Did you know Nelson was as classy back in the 1940s as Casablanca? Ladies in fur, lounge singers, drama, mad scientists, guys in fedoras and trench coats obviously with guns but trying not to look suspicious, international intrigue and classic Hollywood kissing that just involved people rubbing their faces on each other.
"Kiss me! Kiss me as if it were the last time..."
The story continues each Friday in February at 8 pm! (But don't worry if you miss one, a recap will happen at the start of every show!)

Hot off the heels of their successful improvised soap, WYNASTY, The People's Republic of Improv is back to bring their hilarious take of old classic Hollywood and mash it with... Nelson. Did I mention they're going to make the whole thing up?
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship... If you book a ticket. Or a season pass!

BOOK HERE- For solo tickets

BOOK HERE- For season pass

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Show Tunes Karaoke Night!
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Show Tunes Karaoke Night!

Warm up your vocals and dust off your Broadway tunes...it's Ghost Light Theatre's first Karaoke Night and the theme is Broadway Show Tunes! We've got tunes from Hamilton, The Greatest Showman, Evita, Wicked and many, many more. Drinks from The Hollow, snacks provided, and an evening with everyone's best rendition of Broadway hits. Trust us, you won't want to miss out! R15 and only $10!

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Why I'm Not a TV Magician
Jan
18
8:00 PM20:00

Why I'm Not a TV Magician

After over 7 years of performing to crowds accords the country Comedian Magician Logan Kitney has wowed hundreds of audiences with hilarious magic… BUT still no TV show, Why?? He’s no David Blaine or Dynamo.........he’s better!! Well he’s definitely funnier and cheaper! Kitney’s act is the perfect blend of hilarity and amazement you never knew you even needed! Join Logan at Ghost Light Theatre for his comedy takes on the magic you have seen on your screens for years! With support from irreverent yet delightful comedian Conor Fenelon - Comedian!!

-- "Before you accept Kitney’s act for what it is prepare your head for removal as your mind indeed becomes blown" - What’s Good blog

-- "Logan WOWED us with his magical genius" - Keeping up with NZ

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Wynasty Christmas Special
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Wynasty Christmas Special

Lift your spirits with the star-studded finale of the Wynasty saga. Who is on the naughty list this year? Will all be merry and bright in the Neudorf Estate or will it all go sideways? One thing is certain, holiday hijinks are about to ensue.

About Wynasty: It's 1981 in the back blocks of Nelson and a family feud is fermenting. Before the region was known for its sharp sauvignons and poignant pinots, it was the site of a dramatic war over the future of a burgeoning industry. There was intrigue, romance, betrayal and booze. It was "Wynasty" (not to be confused with the hit show "Dynasty" which is obviously entirely and completely different).

Featuring a star-studded cast of characters, all bent on each others' downfall, Wynasty depicts the fortunes and calamities of the mysterious Neudorf family. Each one of them has only one thing on their mind - power ... and wine ... and seduction.

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