Spotlight on… Social Climbers

Beginning with the Dolphin Theatre, Auckland in the seventies, Steve took his passion of the theatre to the next level with papers at Massey University and workshops with qualified practitioners, earning a place on the books of one of NZ’s top acting Agents ‘Auckland Actor’s. Landing roles on some high profile TV series such as Hercules and Xena in the 90’s, he can still be seen on screen with the occasional TV commerical.

A short OE to Oxford England gave Steve a chance at playing in outdoor Shakespeare productions in the Grounds of Trinity College and Merton College, and while there he directed ‘The Memory Of Water’ For the Oxford Theatre Guild.

An enthusiastic supporter of Sir Roger Hall’s plays, (at last count Steve has directed four of them!), Steve is pleased to bring his directing talents to ‘Social Climbers’ for New Plymouth Little Theatre. 

SOCIAL CLIMBERS, hits the stage in April.  It was penned by Sir Roger Hall KNZM QSO, who is one of New Zealand’s most successful playwrights, best known for comedies with a vein of social criticism.

His most well-known plays are ‘Glide Time’, which was produced in 1976, and later made for television in New Zealand as ‘Gliding On’, and ‘Middle Age Spread’ which was made into a feature film.

Hall is a pre-eminent observer, with the talent to go beyond the smart one-liners, and often picks on the angst and aggravations of the middle class. From that gentle dig at the public service in ‘Gliding On’, and 1987’s ‘The Share Club’, (the year the markets crashed on Black Friday and Mortifying Monday), to ‘Social Climbers’ in 1995 where five teachers go mad in a tramping hut, and ‘The Book Club’ in 1999.

Earlybird tickets for Social Climbers are available now until 19th February, so be in quick to get the best seats in the house: 👇

https://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2024/apr/nplt-social-climbers

Social Climbers

With rehearsals well under way and a good part of the set built things are starting to ramp up for the next production, Roger Hall’s SOCIAL CLIMBERS, directed by Steve Wright.

This classic kiwi comedy is a hilarious tale of adventure and discovery, as a high school teacher, four colleagues, and a reluctant daughter embark on an expedition in the mountains.  Armed with wine casks and wit, they hunker down for a girls-night-out of a very different sort, and encounter truth, consequences, and unexpected revelations… 

You won’t want to miss this talented bunch of fiesty females!! 

Earlybird Tickets are on sale NOW!  With special pricing only available until 19th February.  Be in quick to secure your seats for this kiwi classic.

Head over to iTicket using the link below 👇

https://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2024/apr/nplt-social-climbers

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