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Gráinne O'Malley was one of the world's most extraordinary female leaders.
This is the remarkable story of one woman's quest for the survival of her people, amongst the social and political upheaval of the times.
Join us as The Pirate Queen takes us back in time to 16th century Ireland


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The Short Play Festival will be held May 17th 7pm & 18th 2pm & 7pm.

More information to follow.


Sun and Wind
In this surreal, heartbreaking, impactful new play, experience a birthday unlike any other.


Rangi and Hūkerikeri, in the midst of quiet celebrations, are caught off-guard when two uninvited guests crash through the door of their home. Hihi and Kate are there to rob the place, until they’re mistaken as the couple’s deceased son and his wife.


An emotional rollercoaster of grief, hope, love and loss, The Sun and the Wind deftly explores the moral of ‘persuasion over force’ within a gripping human drama where the threat of violence meets the power of tenderness. It’s also a beautiful, heartfelt ode to whānau and connection you won’t soon forget.

Manawapou is the life and death story of Tuwae, a young man flooded with thoughts of hopelessness and doubt. In the midst of his struggle two strangers arrive to offer opposing views on the choice that’s ahead for him.

This powerful play, written by Paparoa resident Aroha Silenzio presents the tug of war over Tuwae’s soul and his journey to discover his own song.

This drama is followed by Manawapou mahi - an interactive time of creative response to Manawapou.


Tickets are $5

To book, text:

02102409495 with

  • Name or group name

  • Session date and time

  • Number of seats wanted


Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Honk Jnr Otamatea Theatre
Otamatea Repertory Theatre is delighted to announce that we have been granted permission to produce 'Honk! JR.'
Adapted for young performers, and with a score by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, Honk! JR. is a heartwarming celebration of being different, that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm and memorable score.
Fri 7 July @ 7pm
Sat 8 July @ 2pm and 6pm
Sun 9 July @ 2pm
Fri 14 July @ 7pm
Sat 15 July @ 2pm and 6pm
Sun 16 July @ 2pm
Director - Peter Flower
Assistant Director - Nicky Scrymgeour
Musical Director/Vocal Coach - Maura Flower
Assistant Musical Director/Vocal Coach - Tanith Stephenson
The Revlon Girl

'The Revlon Girl', by Neil Anthony Docking, (90 minute play)

Otamatea Repertory Theatre
Bickerstaffe Road, Maungaturoto, 0587

Contains adult themes; parental discretion advised.

Based on the true events of the 1966 mining disaster in Aberfan,
Wales, The Revlon Girl tells the story of four mothers grieving the
loss of their children. Warm, sorrowful and at times surprisingly
funny, this Olivier Award nominated play is a story of survivors,
small-town bickering and the redemptive power of make-up.
28 & 29th October 7.30pm
30th October 2pm
4 & 5th November 7.30pm
6th November 2pm
Seussical Junior Otamatea Repertory Theatre

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

Opening Night - Fri April 30 @ 7pm
Sat May 1 @ 2pm and 6pm
Sun May 2 @ 2pm
Fri May 7 @ 7pm
Sat May 8 @ 2pm and 6pm
Sun May 9 @ 2pm

Director:  Peter Flower

Musical Director:  Maura Flower

The Verdict Otamatea Repertory Theatre
A fun-filled dinner experience with a difference?
'The Verdict' is an interactive dinner theatre show, created and directed by Peter Flower.
Audience members will have the opportunity to become defendants, witnesses and jury, in the most entertaining range of lawsuits ever to double-cross the bench.