Goodbye Blackadder!

Blackadder III closed on Saturday 26th to a full house, after a very successful run. Directed by Selena Aitken-Boyle, the three episodes were full of silliness and nonsense and kept the audience laughing till the end. The costumes and set were awesome. 

Well done to all concerned. And thanks to our lovely audiences for supporting us and joining in the fun. We couldn't do it without you!

Coming up next....

Coming up next is Playing Around, a show made up of several short plays, usually funny and with a twist in the tail. The performances will be 14-16 & 21-23 April so rehearsals will start early in the new year.
Playing Around is a great opportunity for people to step up and have a go at being onstage or backstage for the first time as each play is only around 10 minutes long so not as high pressured as a full show.
Watch this space - and our Facebook page - for auditions.

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

Impossible comes true!

Tracy loves being in our musical shows and lending her talents to the chorus numbers. She's a very good dancer and also sings in the Phoenix Singers, so has a lot to give.  Here she talks about theRead more

Living her best life!

It's lovely to have Anna and her mum, Sue, back on board for another show.  Here's what they have to say about it. Anna:  "I like being a part of the show, Dreams are Free.  I like to sing and daRead more

Views from the stage

One of the best things about being in a show is the camaraderie of being part of a team of people who are giving their best and supporting each other.  Here are a couple of our lovely cast membersRead more

From the horse's mouth

Robyn Gardner is our very talented and experienced director and choreographer.  The veteran of many shows, her ability to organise everything from the rehearsal schedules to the lighting plan is aweRead more


Some exciting news from the Musical Theatre NZ 62nd AGM, held in Blenheim this weekend...

Our very own Brent and Robyn Gardner were announced as recipients of the MTNZ Merit Award! 

This award recognises outstanding achievement and contribution to musical theatre in our communities - something that Brent and Robyn have certainly done, with both of them having given their time and talents in many capacities to SOTS for over 40 years. 

Congratulations, Brent and Robyn Gardner.