Limelight Theatre Company

Limelight Theatre Company

Bringing dramatic arts to Carterton
Wairarapa Playwriting Competition 2018
Wairarapa One Act Play Festival

Wairarapa One Act Play Festival

We are proud to announce the 2018 Wairarapa One Act Play Festival. We invite any groups to compete and participate in an amazing weekend of theatre and friendship. For more information including conditions of entry please click here.

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Registrations close at 5pm on Thursday 1st May 2018

All plays will be performed at the state of the art Carterton Events Centre, Holloway St, Carterton, Wairarapa. It is a very flexible space and as such all entrants will be supplied with details of the layout, stage dimensions and lighting bars available. Once you have received this information and if you wish to see the space please be in touch with us on

Wairarapa Playwriting Competition 2018

We are pleased to announce this years Playwriting Competition! The competition is open to all playwrights 15 years of age and over and may be co-written by more than one playwright. Send us your best original dramatic one-act stage play! If several plays are submitted by a single playwright, only one will be chosen at random to be read by the Judges.

We invite anyone who is interested in this to check out the Wairarapa Playwriting Competition 2018 Rules 

All enquiries email:

The deadline for entries is 5pm Friday 18th May, 2018



Nell Gwynn
by Jessica Swale
Director Lynn Bushell

She conquered the heart of a King and England.

We had a fantastic turn out for auditions and were able to fill the main roles! The director will be gathering the team together for a read through and to discuss how the process will proceed from here. We will also need some more speaking and non-speaking ‘extras’ – a great opportunity to be part of the production for people with limited time as you would not be needed at very many rehearsals. Also, a great opportunity for people who want to gain some performance experience and discover the fun and excitement of theatre!

The director would very much like the opportunity to work with an Assistant Director, someone who feels they would like to gain some experience with a big cast and a lively play. Do get in touch because it will be great fun.

If you would like to help with technical, Front of House or backstage such as wardrobe, makeup, props please be in touch. We have some wonderfully experienced people who can show you the ropes if you are relatively new to any of these disciplines, we welcome everyone who has a passion for performing arts!

Season dates: 22nd August-2nd September 2018
The rags-to- royalty story of a humble orange seller who rose to become Charles II’s favourite mistress and England’s favourite actress. Eleanor ‘Nell’ Gwynn, is an uplifting, riotous and bawdy romp which parodies Restoration comedy. Great range of roles for all ages, both male and female. Ensemble acting, easy music and dancing.

Rehearsals will begin in early June.

If you want to be part of the production, please contact Lynn Bushell.
Mobile: 0274 509048

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