Rookery Nook 1959

Waipukurau Dramatic Society

presents

MAY MACDONALD’S

production of

ROOKERY NOOK

1959 TOUR

Hastings:
Monday 30th March
Tuesday 31st March

Waipawa:
Thursday, 2nd April

Napier:
Saturday 4th April.

Waipukurau:
Wednesday 8th April,
Thursday, 9th April

Three Act Farce by Ben Travers

“Rookery Nook”

Produced by May Macdonald

CHARACTERS:
(In order of their appearance).

Gerald Popkiss   TONY KIBBLEWHITE.
Clara Popkiss   JANET HENRY.
Clive Popkiss   GRAHAME GILLESPIE.
Harold Twine   DES TOBIN.
Mrs. Twine   GWLADYS MAJOR.
Mrs. Leverette   MURIEL BROWN.
Rhoda Marley   PAMELIA HARRIS.
Poppy Dickey   PHYLLIS STYLES.
Admiral Juddy   PAT WATSON.
Putz   IAN GRANGER.
Mrs Possett   BETTY BUTTERFIELD.

Synopsis of Scenes

ACT 1

Lounge Hall of “Rookery Nook”, Chumpton-on-Sea, Somerset  
Late on a Summer night.

ACT II.

The Hall, next Morning.

ACT 111

The Hall two and a half hours later.

INTERVALS

Ten minutes including overtures.

Looking Back

1947   “Quiet Wedding,” 5 performances.   Producer: Harold Rees.
1948   “You Can’t Take It With You,” 6 performances.   Producer: Freda Wilson.
1948   “Pink String And Sealing Wax” 4 performances.   Producer: Freda Wilson.
1949   “Middle Watch,” 5 performances.   Producer: May Macdonald.
1950   “Chinese White.” 4 performances.   Producer: Jas. Carlson.
1951   “Money By Wire.” 3 performances.   Producer: Gwladys Major.
1951   “Blythe Spirit,” 2 performances.   Producer: Arnold Goodwin.
1952   “Happiest Days Of Your Life,” 3 performances.   Producer: Freda Wilson.
1955   “Bonaventure,” 4 performances.   Producer: May Macdonald.
1956   “For Better, For Worse,” 2 performances.   Producer: Freda Wilson.
1957   “Dial “M” For Murder,” 4 performances.   Producer: Freda Wilson.
1958   “Thark.” 5 performances.   Producer: May Macdonald.

And Now “Rookery Nook’s” 6 presentations for 1959, will bring the Society’s Grand Total to 55 Major Performances!

Acknowledgements

The Society is always indebted to those generous people who respond so willingly for loans of properties and furnishings. Their welcome assistance is greatly appreciated by Producer, Cast and Management.

Executive – 1959

President:   Mr. D.G. Coghill.
Vice-President:   Mr. J.D. Hallagan.
Committee:   Mrs. N. Dearden, Mrs. D. Burr, Miss G. Major, Miss A. Butterfield, Mr. Tony Kibblewhite.
Secretary-Treasurer:   Mrs. D. Christophersen

Production Management

Stage Manager   David Coghill.
Stage Crew   Ian Burr, Keith Hubbard.
Publicity and Programmes   Jack Hallagan.
Decorations   Rae Nairn, Nancy Dearden.
Prompt   Jennifer Wohlers.
Wardrobe   Rae Nairn, Nancy Dearden.
Properties   Dot Burr, Dwina Christophersen.
Secretary   Dwina Christophersen.
Electrician   Brian Miles.
Front of House Manager   Jack Belcher.
Orchestral Society Conductors   Mrs E.C. Ellison, Mr. T.W. Walker

INCIDENTAL MUSIC BY WAIPUKURAU ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY.

We are proud of the constant support so willingly given us by the members of the Waipukurau Orchestral Society. From our first tour in 1947 with “Quiet Wedding” to the current production of “Rookery Nook” they have materially assisted in improving our production.

Now, What Next?

NAPIER REPERTORY PLAYERS

present

“WILD GOOSE CHASE”

Production: Laurie Swindell.

NAPIER Municipal Theatre:
3 NIGHTS – 11th, I3th, 14th APRIL

WAIPUKURAU Municipal Theatre:
MONDAY, 20th APRIL.

“Just the funniest ever “

NEW ZEALAND PLAYERS’

Hawke’s Bay Tour of Oscar Wilde’s

“THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST”

NAPIER:

Tuesday, 28th April.
Wednesday, 29th (Matinee Only).

WAIPUKURAU:

Thursday, 30th April.

HASTINGS:

Friday, 1st May.
Saturday, 2nd May.

THE C.A.S. PLAYERS

present J.M. Synge’s

“PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD”

Produced by Ronald Barker.

Hastings Intermediate School, TUESDAY, 21st APRIL.

Between Ourselves

At the conclusion of the “ROOKERY NOOK” tour the Waipukurau Dramatic Society passes its half century of major performances. It might well ask itself “What next?” A review of past productions reveals that the accent has been on entertainment rather than “meaty” plays, but at this stage the Society might explain to you, its supporters, that the day is not too far distant when it might afford (important word, that) to give you the better type play. Whether we like it or not, the Box Office complex clings to Amateur Societies until they enter their “own homes.” And this is just where we are fortunately heading. A grant of land for the “WAIPUKURAU LITTLE THEATRE” has already been assured and past and present production profits are steadily put aside for the purpose of erecting a home where the best of plays, in the best of settings may be presented to the Drama enthusiasts of the district. In the meantime please bear with us whilst we give you those “laughs of a lifetime” on our way to the fulfilment of an ambition which is not ours alone, but the desire of all energetic Amateur Groups in the country. We hope you will enjoy to-night’s tomfoolery with Ben Travers and “ROOKERY NOOK.”

Press Print

Original digital file

CoozeL814_RookeryNookProgramme.pdf

Business

Waipukurau Dramatic Society

Date published

1959

Format of the original

Leaflet

Accession number

814/1959/46278

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