An exciting year ahead!

With a successful run of Blackadder Goes Forth behind us, we are looking ahead to the next production.

In August we are thrilled to be putting on Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, the show that has been running in London since 1952! This will be our first show in Te Pou ō Mata-Au, so double the excitement for us!

Auditions have been held and a cast selected, which will be announced shortly. 

Watch this space!

The magic begins!

Set construction has begun for Blackadder Goes Forth, and it's always a treat to see what our talented set designer Michael Catherwood comes up with - how will he recreate a WW1 trench? Rehearsals wiRead more

Hoofing it!

If there is one thing Robyn Gardner excels at, it's getting people dancing. No matter who they are or what their previous dancing experience is, Robyn can get them looking like professionals,Read more

Why we like to Play Around

Against a background of early One Act Play festivals and a previous small compilation show called Ages and Stages, the idea of having a travelling show came to our minds back in 2017. Our initialRead more

Midnight reflections

Having a little bit of a Hitchcock tendency in me, Peter Colley’s chiller-thriller “I’ll Be Back Before Midnight” instantly appealed when I read it in 1990. The Society got behind it, andRead more

Following in his father's footsteps

Young Matthew Brook is making his first appearance on our stage as Pitt the Even Younger, and is doing a great job. His father Nick, aka Edmund Blackadder, sets the bar high but Matthew is showingRead more

A thespian of note

Haydon McLeary is no stranger to the stage and so is well cast as The Fabulous Mr Enoch Mossop, one of a pair of actors who get caught up in the web of Edmund Blackadder. "I'm enjoying being backRead more

Blackadder begins

The cast of Blackadder 3rd and director Selena Aitken-Boyle are well into rehearsals now, just a few short weeks away from opening night on November 18.  Donna Osborne, production manager, is veryRead more

Onwards and upwards!

The pace is picking up, and we have the end in sight! Phase One was the demolition. Phase Two, the laying of all those pink support beams and the packing to make things level. But with Phase Three,Read more

Into phase 2

Things are moving fast now that the new floor is down.  Already, work has started on the new tiered seating which will improve the theatre experience for our audiences, ensuring everyone has a goodRead more

Looking ahead

Rodd, Brent and Wayne from SOTS were privileged to have a sneak peek at the progress of the auditorium space of the Clutha Community Hub recently.  The SOTS team have been working with the CluthaRead more

Treading the Boards

When we bought the building, the present kitchen was only a third of the size it is now, and there was a garage roller door to the outside world about where the door between the auditorium andRead more

It's a wrap.

Robyn asked me to be Production Manager for this new show that she was directing, so I said yes if there was a person that I could mentor and train. Of course, Robyn only heard the first part, so I wRead more