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    • Bard in the Yard 2023
      • Henry IV Part 1 meets Star Trek – dirceted by Tanya Piejus Our next Bard in the Yard production is Shakespeare’s most accessible history play, Henry IV, Part 1. It will be directed by Tanya Piejus (pictured at right) who is new to BCTT but may be familiar to you as the director of productions for KAT Theatre (Woman in… (more...)

    • End of Year Event
      • A night of BCTT Christmas Chaos BCTT members, partners and families are invited to an evening of Christmas Chaos and a BBQ at Muritai School, 6.30pm, 26 November. With no end-of-year production, getting together for a night of craziness seems a good way to end the year. Please BYO drinks and a salad or dessert. Meat will be provided. Choose… (more...)

    • Lysistrata cancelled
      • Our planned end of year production of Lysistrata has been cancelled due to the absence of the director for family reasons. Instead we will have an end of year event for members – and look for the exciting news and auditions for the 2023 Bard in the Yard.

    • Midsummer Night’s Dream starts this week
      • Opening Night is this Thursday February 24 – 7:30pm Muritai School. The forecast is for rain so we may be inside. Remember that numbers are limited because of Covid and tickets are selling fast. Book now at Eventfinda or at Artisan Co-operative in Eastbourne. Door sales may be available (cash only)

    • Covid-19 and the Troupe
      • The BCTT committee has met to discuss our COVID response policy to ensure the safety of our cast, crew and audiences. We have carried out a risk assessment in which COVID was identified as a critical risk. We are also of course following the requirements under the Government’s traffic light system. Therefore, at this stage and until further notice, all… (more...)

    • Next show delayed
      • It Runs in the Family – our next show – has just been delayed until August on account of unavoidable circumstances. The new dates are 5 – 7 & 12 – 14 August. Any current ticket holders will be contacted.

    • Rehearsals for It Runs in the Family
      • Director Florence McFarlane says “Directing this play is such fun. Rehearsal time passes in an instant as we polish and laugh our way through Ray Cooney’s script. It is some time since I directed his Out Of Order which was also a no holds barred comedy: it’ll be an evening of fun to lift your spirits.”

    • It Runs in the Family
      • Rehearsals are well underway and it’s a laugh out loud farce! “It Runs in the Family” opens on the 24th June! Tickets available soon!!! If you’d like to help with Front of House please let us know!!

    • Two 2021 Productions announced
      • At the end of February the Troupe will present its 25th annual Shakespeare with a Bard in the Yard production of The Winter’s Tale directed by John Marwick. In mid year Florence McFarlane will direct Ray Cooney’s farce It Runs in the Family. It’s a large cast show with auditions to be held in March. Directors interested in presenting a show in October or November are invited to contact the Troupe’s Co-ordinator.

    • Latest Troupedour out now
      • Click here for the latest Troupedour – the e-newsletter from the Butterfly Creek Theatre Troupe. It’s packed with news – our next production Fall of the House of Ushera look back to Snap! our latest successful showauditions for our 25th annual Shakespeare The Winter’s Taleour coordinator’s annual report and more …

    • Next Production Announced
      • Our last production for 2020 will be The Fall of the House of Usher written by Troupe member MichaelJohn Butcher based on the short story by Edgar Allan Poe and directed by Emanuel E. Garcia. Dates are 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28 November.

    • Alert Level 2 for Snap!
      • Level 2 Rules: Please keep 1m distance from other audience members Please use the QR code or sign the contact tracing sheet Please use the hand sanitiser Please be patient while we seat everyone. Audience members can sit with their own group, groups will be seated 1m apart Please remain seated at all times (unless you need to use the bathroom) Please wash your hands if using the bathroom No refreshments will be served Feel free to bring your own water or fizzy drink (no alcohol please) The interval will be shortened to 10 minutes to allow for a toilet break. At the conclusion to the play, please do not hang around and mingle with the other audience members. Actors are not allowed to mingle with the audience. Enjoy the play!!!

    • Latest SNAP arrangements
      • Happy Cast!! Great news – our season of Snap! is going ahead on 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19 September at 7.30 pm in the Muritai School Hall – thanks to the school giving their permission. If you have booked tickets online through Eventfinda your tickets will automatically be rebooked to the equivalent day in the new season (i.e. first Friday will be transferred to the new first Friday). If this is not suitable please contact Eventfinda to change to another day or request a refund. If you hold tickets bought through Rona Gallery they will be valid for the same day in the new season. If you need to discuss further please email snap.2020play@gmail.com.If you haven’t yet booked a ticket please do so very soon through Eventfinda. At Alert Level 2 we have to restrict ticket sales. Several nights are already heavily booked and door sales will be difficult because of crowding around the ticket desk.  If we are still at Alert Level 2 we will be taking care to ensure social distancing in the Muritai Hall. Seats will be limited to 60 per night and spaced – though family groups of 10 or less are allowed to sit closer together. Please do not congregate in the foyer, around the ticket desk or at the back of the hall. When you arrive you will shown to your seat. Please let the ushers know if you are in a small group so that you can be seated together. Sadly, this also means we won’t be offering our usual refreshments before the show nor in the shortened interval – it might be a good idea to bring your own water or soft drink (no alcohol please). We will also be taking care to clean frequently touched surfaces before and after the performance. Sorry about all this – but we want to do our best to keep everyone safe – and still allow you to enjoy a great show!!!

    • New Dates for SNAP
      • We are pleased to announce that SNAP! will be performed in the Muritai School Hall on September 10-13 and 17-19. If level 2 restrictions are still in force by then, audience numbers will be restricted to 60 per night with contact tracing and other safety measures in place. Please book or transfer your previously booked tickets to these dates through Eventfinda or contact Rona Gallery. Further enquiries to Snap@gmail.com.

    • News about SNAP!
      • Check out our Facebook Page for the very latest news about our upcoming production SNAP!We are into the last 10 days of rehearsal. Tickets are selling fast, opening night includes a free glass of bubbly, and there’s a special deal at the Still Room in Eastbourne

    • We’re BACK!!!
      • Now that we have moved to Level 1 we are back in business. Look out for our AGM at 7:30pm on Wednesday 24 June in the Green Room And our next performance will be SNAP - 13 - 22 August. More information SOON!!!

    • The Winter’s Tale – A Virtual Rehearsed Reading 28 April
      • Tuesday, 28 April 2020 from 19:30-22:00 This is a Zoom meeting https://zoom.us/j/96349754948?pwd=M0dwQ0duZEROalMrOHFuOXVKQit5QT09 Public · Hosted by Butterfly Creek Theatre Troupe Join the Butterfly Creek Theatre Troupe (of Eastbourne, New Zealand) and friends for a lock-down reading of an adapted version of William Shakespeare’s magnificent tragi-comic late masterpiece. This story of how a tragic event can have a happy ending is something that we are all hoping can happen in our current situation. It’s free to join but numbers are limited so please reserve a place via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/1488459691322504/

      • *****************Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we are suspending casting and rehearsing productions till July 2020.**************** We will be reviewing this monthly and will still be working on selecting future productions (read throughs etc) and also some technical work. *** Who know, we may even be able to use the hiatus to “rationalise the costume loft and backstage area! ***

    • OTHELLO is cast
      • We’re delighted to cast as follows: Othello: Colton Stuart Desdemona: Julia Maria Seemann Iago: Laurie Ward Emilia: Anne Manchester Cassio: Mike McJorrow Brabantio: Will Clannachan Roderigo: Hayden Rogers Duke of Venice: Theo Nettleton

    • Auditions for Othello
      • Our 2020 Bard in the Yard summer Shakespeare production will be Othello to be directed by Emanuel Garcia Auditions 8 December  2 pm to 5 pm To book an audition slot please email or call Manny at 021 0227 3439 or emanuelegarcia@gmail.com For further details see: http://bctt.org.nz/audition-for-othello-on-8-december-2019/

    • Change for online ticket sales to Eventfinda for next show.
      • Yes, we had far too many of our audience having problems trying to buy tickets through our PayPal link with credit cards. Those using a Paypal account to but the tickets didn’t have that problem. However we have decided not to use teh PayPal link  anymore for tickets but to trial using Eventfinda for ticket sales for the next show “A Farmhouse Called Shelter”. Tickets will be available in October

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