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Hutt City i-SITE Visitor Centre
The Pavilion
25 Laings Road, Lower Hutt
Phone: 04 560 4715
Upper Hutt i-SITE Visitor Centre
CBD Towers
84-90 Main Street, Upper Hutt
Phone: 04 527 2141

Butterfly Creek Theatre Troupe
Theatrical production
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg by British playwright Peter Nichols, directed by Florence McFarlane. The audience is taken on a roller-coaster ride of emotions in the treatment of a serious subject. Nichols’ rapier-sharp wit peels back layers of reality, revealing humour and tragedy inextricably entwined.
Thursday 25, Friday 26, Saturday 27 June and Thursday 2, Friday 3, Saturday 4 July, 7.30pm. Tickets: $15 adult, $13 concession
Muritai School Theatre, Muritai Road, Eastbourne
Contact: Florence McFarlane, 04 562 8116, Ticket Line 0832 77790, www.bctt.getshopped.com

Butterfly Creek Theatre Troupe
Creative display
A small but creative display, spotlighting selected costumes, props and backdrop solutions in the wide spectrum of era, fantasy and reality. Photo albums will stir memories of more than 21 years of theatre.
Throughout June, Monday-Friday 10am-5.30pm, Saturday 10am-2pm
Eastbourne Library (Hutt City Libraries), Rimu Street, Eastbourne
Fran Baldock, 04 562 8220, (www.bctt.getshopped.com)

Hutt City Libraries
All the world’s a stage . . .
A photo display of past theatre, drama and performing arts events in the Hutt Valley at Petone Heritage Centre. Books, DVDs and other resources will also be on display at the War Memorial Library and all community libraries.
Throughout June during normal opening hours (including weekend hours)
Petone Heritage Centre, Britannia Street. War Memorial Library, Queen’s Drive/Woburn Road, Lower Hutt, and all community libraries.
Contact: Neil Coup, 021 896 924,
neil.coup@huttcity.govt.nz (www.library.huttcity.govt.nz)

Hutt City Musical Theatre
Musical revue
Play It Again, a revue of favourite numbers and comedy skits from the shows, music halls and revues staged by Hutt City Musical Theatre (Lower Hutt Operatic Society) over the past 25 years. Directed by the master of musical theatre, John Kicks. Cabaret sitting with bar facilities or BYO.
To be staged in late July, early August. Final season dates not available at time of printing
Hutt City Musical Theatre (Epuni Community Hall), corner Mitchell Street and Oxford Terrace, Lower Hutt
Contact: Bob Rowell, 04 566 3740, bobrowell@xtra.co.nz

Hutt Repertory Theatre
An Inspector Calls, a play
JB Priestly’s classic play of a believable middle-class Yorkshire family, called to account for its moral crimes by the enigmatic Inspector Goole, stands out as a metaphor for our own failure to accept our responsibility to others. Circa 1912.
Wednesday 1 to Sunday 5 July and Wednesday 8 to Sunday 12 July, 4pm on 5 and 8 July, all other dates 8pm
108 Oxford Terrace, Epuni, Lower Hutt
Contact: Roger Linkhorn, 04 567 4407,
huttrep@paradise.net.nz (www.huttcity.com/huttrep)

Lower Hutt Historical Society
Drama in the Hutt
This is an opportunity to hear about the history and productions of three theatrical groups in Lower Hutt City. The speakers will be: Fran Baldock, committee member of the Butterfly Creek Theatre Troupe; Bob Rowell, a former president of the Hutt City Musical Theatre (Bob will also refer to the group’s predecessor, the Lower Hutt Operatic Society), and Roger Linkhorn, president of the Hutt Repertory Theatre. Memorabilia on display will include photographs and programmes.
Friday 12 June, 7.30pm. Entry: $2 donation
Hutt Valley Horticultural Society Rooms, Laings Road, Lower Hutt (entrance from civic carpark)
Contact: Graeme Ross, 04 565 1992

Petone Historical Society
Easy Virtue, the movie
Stephen Elliot brings Noel Coward’s 1920s effervescent family drama to the screen retaining the play’s smart English pedigree with a great cast. The twenties have roared . . the thirties have yet to swing. John Whittaker (Ben Barnes), a young Englishman, falls madly in love with Larita (Jessica Biel), a sexy and glamorous American woman of whom his mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) disapproves. A battle of wits ensues and sparks soon fly in Elliot’s film, a vibrant adaptation of a classic play. Have a look at www.easyvirtuethemovie.co.uk
Monday 13 July, 7.30pm for 8.00pm start. Cost: $13 includes light refreshments. Tickets available from Roy Hewson and must be paid for by 8 July.
Light House Cinema
, 52 Beach Street, Petone
Contact: Roy Hewson, 04 568 6449, roy.hewson@xtra.co.nz   


Classical Expressions
Concert – Michael Houstoun and friends
Join Michael Houstoun, piano, Wilma Smith, violin, Gillian Ansell, viola, and Ashley Brown, cello, for a wonderful night of music. Check the website for more information.
Wednesday 24 June, 8pm. Tickets: $50 adult, $45 concession
Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre, 836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt
Contact: Michelle, 04 527 2168,

Concert - John Chen piano
Join award-winning New Zealand pianist John Chen for a night of splendid music. Check the website for more information
Monday 27 July, 8pm. Tickets: $40 adult, $35 concession
Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre, 836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt
Contact: Michelle, 04 527 2168,

Golder Homestead Museum Society
Gone with the wind
A display of ephemera from theatre and drama of bygone eras. Small entry fee applies.
Queen’s Birthday Weekend: Saturday 30 May, Sunday 31 May, Monday 1 June, 1.30-4pm
Saturdays: 6, 13, 20 and 27 June and 4, 11, 18, 25 July, 1.30-4pm
Golder’s Cottage, 707 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt
Contact: Janice Keys, 04 528 9855, www.golder.wellington.net.nz

Mainly Acoustic Music Club
Concert with Wild Geese
An acoustic concert with Wild Geese, a talented Celtic group from the Wairarapa.
Tuesday 9 June, 7.30-10.30pm. Admission: $10
Mayfair Café, 116 Main Street, Upper Hutt
Contact: Kevin Meehan, 04 970 4008

Upper Hutt Heritage Trust
Film-set bus tour
A special and rare opportunity to visit the film set of Country GP, then enjoy a delicious afternoon tea at The Short Straw Café. Cost: $10, bookings essential. Bus leaves from the Upper Hutt Railway Station.
Sunday 12 July, 1-4.30pm
Whitemans Valley, Upper Hutt
Contact: Christine, 04 527 2791, www.upperhuttcity.com

Upper Hutt Musical Theatre
Nunsense II The Second Coming. . .
is another hilarious musical comedy by Dan Goggin. Check the website for more information
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10, 11, 12 June, 8pm
Saturday 13 June, 2pm and 8pm. Tickets: $25 adult, $20 concession
Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre, 836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt
Contact: Michelle, 04 527 2168, www.expressions.org.nz