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2006 - The Taming of The Shrew

Te Papa Amphitheatre

3-18 February 2006


Directors/Design - Jacqueline Coats, Rachel More

Business Manager - Sarah Rooney

Production Manager - Dushka Blakely

Dramaturg - David Lawrence

Music Director - Steve Gallagher

Stage Manager - Phillipa Bonnett

ASM/Props - Rosie Moxey

Costumes - Rachel More, Marlayna Saunders

Wardrobe Assistant - Rebecca Lieven

Lighting Designer - Rob Larsen

Graphic Designer - Corey Smith

Publicity - Claire Medcalf, Dorothy Webster

Photography - Simon Cato

Treasurer - Deidre Flood


Master John - Eli Kent Mr Baptista Minola’s trusted manservant and local bookie

Dewey Paradise - Dawa Devereux A ‘lady of the night’ (and duck hunter extraordinaire!)

Sister Mary - Rebecca Lieven   A young novice nun with an eye for adventure

Sister Eleanor - Marlayna Saunders   Mother Superior of the local nunnery, stranded amongst hedonistic savages

Pierre Pouffant - Adam Donald      A tailor, recently arrived from Paris under suspicious circumstances

Mr Theodore Brown - Gene Alexander Local cloth merchant and amateur opera singer

Mrs Constance Black - Kay Smith  Widow to a few too many husbands

Rufus Dent - Tony Parker    An immigrant from Tasmania, local rat-catcher and entrepreneur

Joan Dory - Willow Newey Local fisherwoman, angling for a husband

PC McDonald - Steven Arnold    Local copper who dreams of finding gold

Hon Lucien Vincent - Dan Saunders A young romantic, sent down from Oxford, off to see the world

Tranio - Will Harris Manservant to Lucien, and a master of disguise

Mr Baptista Minola - Sebastian Morgan-Lynch Owner of the Drake Company, made rich from leasing claims to gold prospectors

Miss Katherina Minola - Anna Kennedy Eldest daughter of Baptista, well-known in town for chasing off potential suitors and terrifying the locals

Miss Bianca Minola - Antonia Bale Youngest daughter of Baptista, admired by many, but yet to find her one true love

Mr D M Gremio - David McKenzie Rich neighbour to Baptista, in lust with Bianca

Mr Hortensio Green - Joel Allen    Local wine merchant, old friend to Petruchio and rival to Gremio

Miss Bella Dello - Kate McGill Servant to Lucien, and “Twanio’s” mistress

Mr Petruchio Antonio - Phil Peleton A gentleman of Otago, looking to “wife and thrive as best he may”

Mademoiselle Georgette - Mel Dodge  Feisty French servant of Petruchio, and a connoisseur of Eastern European aristocracy

Father Francis - Steven Arnold Local priest from the parish of St Luke’s, rather too fond of the communion wine

Miss Meg O’Malley - Dawa Devereux  Fire-starter, and servant to Petruchio

Miss Natalie Nelson - Willow Newey Former vaudevillian, washed up in the colonies, and servant to Petruchio

Miss Jane Johansson - Rebecca Lieven Lover of fine wine and food, now cook to Petruchio

Molly O’Brien - Marlayna Saunders   Milliner to the ladies of Wellington (who dreams of being a lady herself)

Count Vincent - Gene Alexander  A wealthy Russian merchant of Kent, father to the Hon Lucien

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