AUDITION CALL: Calendar Girls

A Stage Door Theatre Company Production

  • Saturday 30th March
  • 2:30 – 5:00 pm
  • The Turner Centre

Come and try out for this famously quirky, poignant and hilarious play!

We have parts for 9 women, and 3 men, with ages ranging from tantalizing twenties to sensational seventies.

Performances will be on July 31st, Aug 1st, 2nd and 3rd.


Based on a true story…

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Another Fine Hellhole

Russell Hellhole of the Pacific 2019

Another year, another show. Russell’s annual street-theatre performances depicting the bawdy days of Kororareka of the 1830s played to good crowds over Northland’s Anniversary Weekend.

The cast was strengthened by numerous experienced actors from Kerikeri’s Stage Door Theatre Company who made the daily journey ‘overseas’ to support local whalers, sailors, scoundrels, rascals, townsfolk and Temperance Women.

Written by Sandy Myhre with Photos by Stephen Western.  

Hellhole of the Pacific 2019

Anniversary Weekend : Russell

Rehearsals are under way for the popular street-theatre Hell Hole of the Pacific event in Russell that re-enacts the bawdy days of Kororāreka of the mid-1800s.

The 30-strong cast has been strengthened by experienced actors from the Stage Door Theatre Company in Kerikeri.  The company’s last production was Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood at the Turner Centre.

Stage Door Artistic Director, David Crewe, said the theatrical company is keen to present community theatre in all its form, not just big-name shows.

“Street theatre like the Hell Hole of the Pacific is a terrific idea and well established on the Russell calendar. It strengthens our collective acting skills and is so much fun to be involved.”

Hell Hole of the Pacific street theatre has three free performances daily – 10am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm – over Anniversary Weekend, 26th and 27th January 2019.

Call for Actors: Hellhole of the Pacific

Russell Hellhole of the Pacific are looking for actors for their 2019 event!

“We need Townspeople, Temperance ladies and bawdy sailors to take part in some awesome Street Theatre. It’s heaps of fun and a great way to spend Anniversary weekend.”

3 performances daily (each lasting about 30 mins)

No experience necessary, but must be prepared to interact with audience during the performances.
Costumes provided.

Please email Cris on for more information.

(Publicity photo above taken at previous event)

Valentine Dinner & Show

Join us for a special, romantic night full of music, song, comedy and drama, all served alongside a sumptuous four-course dinner. Treat the loved one in your life and make this Valentine’s evening one to remember. Everyone welcome.

Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Date: Thursday, 14 February, 2019

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: Theatre Bar

Tickets: $70 per person

Visit the Turner Centre Box Office or book online here.

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Audition Call for Canines!

Do you realise that your dog may be yearning to tread the boards?

You can find out by bringing him or her along to audition for a role in the Stage Door Theatre Company’s next fun-filled production – Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood.


Director David Crewe said he was looking for a special talent to fill the part of the dog that the young Hoodies kidnap from the Sheriff. “This dog must be brave, lovable, capable of sniffing out the villains and above all aspire to follow in the pawsteps of canine stars such as Scooby-Doo and Lassie.”

All dogs are welcome to bring their owners along too. Auditions will be held in the car park of the Turner Centre at 10am on Saturday 27th October.

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood runs from November 22-25 at the Turner Centre. Tickets on sale now from the box office or online.

doggie auditions