Limelight Theatre Company

Limelight Theatre Company

Bringing dramatic arts to Carterton
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Wairarapa One Act Festival
AGM 2019

Wairarapa One Act Festival

Tickets are on sale here $5 for students (18years and under) $10 general admission.
The little acts for the night:

Harlequin Theatre’s King John Youth Theatre Company 
The Box (unpublished script), directed by Linda Voice.
The first scene is set in a cinema. The next in a park. The third in an asylum.
Devised theatre

Limelight Theatre Company
War Letters by J. Robert Wilkins, directed by Bernard Vose
About a family left behind when a soldier is on a 6 month peacekeeping mission. Their only connection is via letters and through these the audience becomes privy to their fears, hopes and anticipation – powerfully depicting not only the sacrifices made by soldiers, but also of their families.

Featherston Theatre Company
Worrying about the future by D.M. Larson (adapted, unpublished script), directed by Eunice Radford
A father and son are sitting at the table when the son asks to borrow $5. He wishes to publish a book, a meaningful one, about the future. But there is a twist..

Wairarapa College
King Lear by William Shakepeare, directed by Jackson Burling
Act 1, Scene 1
The winner of the 5min student-directed scene from the Wairarapa Regional Heat of the University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival

Kuranui College
The Tempest by William Shakespeare, directed by Juanita McLellan
Exploring the power relationship between Prospero (a wizard) and Ariel (the wind spirit).
The winner of the 15min scene from the Wairarapa Regional Heat of the University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival

Limelight Theatre is proud to host the 2019 Wairarapa One Act Festival “Little Acts”, this is an ideal chance to practice your craft in a supportive atmosphere, with a positive environment for young and new theatre crafters to develop. A chance for mixing with adults and young people, a chance to learn off each other and work together. Productions that incorporate music and dance are eligible. As are first time directors, school groups and unpublished works. Projects from drama class projects can be entered and make great theatre. 

May the 4th be with you, David Johnson, Festival Coordinator  

About Us


Limelight Theatre Company is a community theatre company based in Carterton with the aim of promoting theatrical arts in the Carterton district.

Brief History

Carterton Little Theatre was founded in 1948 by Canon Stent, it evolved into Carterton Amateur Dramatic (CAD) in 1952.

A 1983 fire destroyed the Belvedere Rd premises and Phoenix Theatre Wairarapa Inc. arose and relocated to Holloway St.

2011 saw Phoenix Theatre’s premises demolished to be replaced by the Carterton Events Centre which was built for the whole community and incorporated the Library, Information Centre, Plunket Centre and other community facilities, as well as a 300 seat auditorium where productions could be staged.

It was also given a new name – Limelight Theatre Company Inc.


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