Limelight Theatre Company

Limelight Theatre Company

Bringing dramatic arts to Carterton
Wairarapa One Act Play Festival


Saturday 7th April 2018
2pm at Carterton Events Centre
Holloway Street, Carterton
Season dates: 22nd August-2nd September 2018
Winner of the 2016 Olivier Best Comedy award

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. For more audition information click here.

Scripts can be picked up from Carterton Events Centre, 50 Holloway St, Carterton or email for more information.

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!

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Actors Workshop 
Learners will explore the fundamentals of acting through partnered scene work. Work includes improvisation, scene analysis, character development and playing for truth. Scenes will be developed with the instructor’s guidance over the course of six weeks; some rehearsal is required outside of class time. Click here to find out more.

Directors Workshop 
To enable learners to prepare for and to conduct rehearsals as a theatre director and allow them the opportunity to apply their directorial skills, processes and techniques. Click here to find out more.

Scenic Design Workshop
We haven’t quite worked out all the details for this one yet, but if you are interested in this workshop please keep an eye this page and on our Facebook page, or alternatively email us on 

If you can offer a workshop – anything from character building, script analysis, lighting/sound, children’s theatre – then please be in touch with us via email

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 (coming soon).

All enquiries email:

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