The Acting Collective

What's Next

We are excited to announce our next production.......

 

The Scandalous Four 

A new fictional play set in 1873, Auckland ,New Zealand 

written by our very own Christianne Van Wijk. 


A heart broken Penelope Williams has been sent to her now home, Alberton House in Mt Albert to become Mrs Jonathan Alexander, the only person to accompany her on her new life is Wiremu her family's trusted butler. Unknown to Jonathan, Penelope heart belongs to someone else, Richard, her piano forte tutor, a sweet love affair no one knows about and sadly she is unsure she'll ever see him again. 

Unknown to Penelope, Jonathan too has a secret, one in which keeps him graded and cold. A secret that keeps himself and Penelope apart. 

What will happen if Penelope finds out about Jonathan, will Richard ever return to Penelope life and will these secrets be locked up forever or will magic unlock the window and set them all free. 


Director: Christianne Van Wijk

Producer: Marianne Martin 

Production Management and Design: Julia Rutherford

Stage Manager: Terry Hooper 


 

Production Dates 

This spring we bring this story to life, in two great locations. 

Our first week we are at the Historical PumpHouse theatre, situated at the heart-shaped Lake Pupuke. 


Pumphouse Season opens on October 17th and closes on October 21st 


Then we take you to Alberton House, for our famous promenade style theatre, were you get to follow the characters through this beautiful 1860's house. 


Alberton House Season opens on October 30th 

and closes on November 4th 


Tickets go on sale soon 







Characters 

Penelope Williams

Jonathan Alexander

George the Butler

Richard Reynolds

Fanny/Lady Jane Williams

Bessie/Reginalda

Parson Kendrick/Cuthbert


 

Photo by Dave Andrews

 

Productions 

2018, Lockdown, Written by Nik Rolls, Auckland Fringe Festival Season at Tiny Theatre & Classic Studio

2017, Boy Afraid, Written by The Acting Collective, Season at The Albion Hotel.      

2017, 10 Minute Plays with Gary Henderson, Play Reading Performance at The Pump House, August Season

2017, Persuasion, Adapted by Tanya Wheeler, Season at The Pump House

2016, 10 Minute Plays with Gary Henderson, Play Reading Performance at The Pump House, November Season

2016, 10 Minute Plays with Gary Henderson, Play Reading Performance at The Pump House, May Season

2016, Pride & Prejudice, Adapted by Jon Jory, Season at Howick Historical Village, The Pump House & The Old Vic Cinema