The Real Theatre Company Welcomes You

The Real Theatre Company Welcomes You

Welcome to The Real Theatre Company’s website for The Hawkes Bay.

We are an established theatre production company and have produced both amateur and semi professional theatrical productions in nearly all Auckland theatre venues. Now based in Hawkes Bay, The Real Theatre Company is working with local talent to stage productions in Napier and in Hastings and we are in the process of re-establishing ourselves as either a charitable trust or an incorporated society. We will also be running acting classes for adults and teenagers to grow and expand acting skills for stage and screen.

The acting classes are designed to develop acting technique to ensure actors interactions on stage are focused, energised, empathetic and truthful.

The course will develop the actors self confidence through exercises which explore their vulnerability, sensitivity and empathy.

David has over 40 years experience training actors and working in the theatre first in Hawkes Bay and then in professional theatre in Auckland.

In 1986 he was invited by Raymond Hawthorne to direct at Auckland’s Mercury Theatre where his productions included; Kiss of the Spider Woman, I’m Not Rapparport, Judy, Our Country’s Good and the World premiere of New Zealand’s most popular play ‘Ladies Night’.

On leaving the Mercury Theatre In 2001, David co-founded the South Seas Film and Television School where he was the associate director and developed and tutored their On Screen Acting course and trained television presenters.  

During his 10 years at The Film School David Established the Real Theatre Company  and continued to stage professional theatre productions in most Auckland venues. These included; Amadeus, Equus, Death and the Maiden, Tell Me on a Sunday, Bug, Godspell,  Rangi and Papa for the opening of the Aotea Centre.  Fame, West Side Story, Coloured Girls, Love off the Shelf and Saving Grace for which he won The Roger Hall Directors Award.

During these ten years, David also produced and directed over 50 theatre productions for children at Auckland’s Logan Campbell 3000 seat theatre.

In 2009 he developed and was the Director of The Manukau Institute of Technology Bachelor of Performing Arts programme, where he continued as director until his retirement in 2015.

BadJelly The Witch

The Real Theatre Company under the auspices of David Coddington, proudly present BadJelly The Witch. With two of our eights shows under our belts, we are well under way to bringing quality children’s theatre to the Hawkes Bay area.

RTC are proud to bring a combination of highly talented, seasoned and experienced performers, as well as fabulous new local talent on stage.

BadJelly is bound to tickle young and older audiences funny bones. This is an interactive play where children in the audience get to help the Tim and Rose find their lost cow and escape from the clutches of Badjelly and Dulboot. With boos and cheers it all adds to a fabulous holiday, interactive fun.

Meet and Greets

The audience get a chance to meet, mix and mingle with the characters after the show.

David Brock playing Jim The Eagle

Bad Jelly Our First Children’s Show

BadJelly the Witch was our first show performed in Napier and in the Hawkes Bay area. We were super happy with the audience turn out and the feedback was very well received. We are one month post the show and we are still getting excellent feedback from people who’ve seen the show. With some children still singing songs and saying lines from the show.

We were also lucky enough to have an editorial review from local Newspapers which cemented the notion that the show was a hit with audiences. Roger Moroney from ‘The Hawkes Bay Today’ reviewed the show.

We would like to thank all of the children the adults and their families who acted in the show and helped the production come to fruition.

Cast

Bad Jelly The Witch: Kylie Vanston
Dulboot/Father David Brown
Rose: Saffron Clinch
Tim: Jed Blundell
Jim the Eagle/Policeman: David Brock
Mudwiggle: Bex Coddington
Dinglemouse: Holly Funnell
Binkle Bonk: Mel Himiona
Mother: Amy Edwards
Fluffybum: Stella Edwards
Cow: Charlotte Brown, Isobella Comber
Shark: Charlotte Brown
Periactoi: Baylee Kerr, Georgia Brown, Jessica Douglas, Sara Hollis

Crew

Director: David Coddington
Stage Manager: Gary Thorburn
Production Manager: Anne Corney
Set Construction: Steve Gray
Props: Mel Himiona, David Coddington
Prompt: Sharon Hildreth
Costumes: Mel Himiona, David Coddington, Bex Coddington, Amy Edwards, Pam, Christensen, Tabard Costume Hire.

Stage Manager: Gary Thorburn
Production Manager: Anne Corney
Set Construction: Steve Gray
Artist for the Set: Bex Coddington
Props: Mel Himiona, David Coddington
Costumes: Mel Himiona, David Coddington, Bex Coddington, Amy Edwards, Tabard Costume Hire.

The Real Theatre Company looks forward to performing more childrens’ productions in 2020. You might be entertained with a promenade show of Alice in Wonderland in a local park area. Please keep your eyes peeled on Eventfinder for that.

The Real Theatre Company Welcomes You

The Real Theatre Company Welcomes You

Welcome to The Real Theatre Company’s website for The Hawkes Bay.

We are an established theatre production company and have produced both amateur and semi professional theatrical productions in nearly all Auckland theatre venues. Now based in Hawkes Bay, The Real Theatre Company is working with local talent to stage productions in Napier and in Hastings and we are in the process of re-establishing ourselves as either a charitable trust or an incorporated society. We will also be running acting classes for adults and teenagers to grow and expand acting skills for stage and screen.

The acting classes are designed to develop acting technique to ensure actors interactions on stage are focused, energised, empathetic and truthful.

The course will develop the actors self confidence through exercises which explore their vulnerability, sensitivity and empathy.

David has over 40 years experience training actors and working in the theatre first in Hawkes Bay and then in professional theatre in Auckland.

In 1986 he was invited by Raymond Hawthorne to direct at Auckland’s Mercury Theatre where his productions included; Kiss of the Spider Woman, I’m Not Rapparport, Judy, Our Country’s Good and the World premiere of New Zealand’s most popular play ‘Ladies Night’.

On leaving the Mercury Theatre In 2001, David co-founded the South Seas Film and Television School where he was the associate director and developed and tutored their On Screen Acting course and trained television presenters.  

During his 10 years at The Film School David Established the Real Theatre Company  and continued to stage professional theatre productions in most Auckland venues. These included; Amadeus, Equus, Death and the Maiden, Tell Me on a Sunday, Bug, Godspell,  Rangi and Papa for the opening of the Aotea Centre.  Fame, West Side Story, Coloured Girls, Love off the Shelf and Saving Grace for which he won The Roger Hall Directors Award.

During these ten years, David also produced and directed over 50 theatre productions for children at Auckland’s Logan Campbell 3000 seat theatre.

In 2009 he developed and was the Director of The Manukau Institute of Technology Bachelor of Performing Arts programme, where he continued as director until his retirement in 2015.

Now back in The Sunny Hawkes Bay, David is intent on continuing his involvement in Theatre through training actors and staging productions. In this year 2019, David, through The Real Theatre Company, will be staging three productions: Death and the Maiden, Bad Jelly the Witch and Tell Me on a Sunday.

Death and the Maiden

Starring: Cameron Jones, David Parker and Alexis Williams .

Please book at Ticketek for tickets. Play is at the MTG Century Theatre in Napier, Hawkes Bay.