Dolphin Theatre

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12 Spring Street,
Onehunga
Auckland,


(09) 636 7322

Dolphin Theatre Information

"Our theatre produces six full productions per year, each with a three week run. It has a very loyal and enthusiastic audience and also a strong and talented core of cast and crew that ensure that our theatre is, and will remain, one of the most successful amateur theatres in New Zealand and the rest of Australasia."

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Open for 6 3-week runs per year. Please visit www.dolphintheatre.org.nz for further details.
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Disabled Facilities
Wheelchair Access, NO Disabled Toilets

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Reviewer FalseProfit
13/04/2013
Having thoroughly enjoyed past outings at the Dolphin Theatre I took my seat for their production of Wife After Death. Oh dear. The main character forgot his lines not once but three times in the first act alone. No amount of prompting could get him back on track so they opted to continue regardless, leaving gaping omissions in the script. Saying that he was the most accomplished of the cast with a mastery of comedy timing rarely seen in amateur productions of this kind. Sadly the remainder of the cast were apparently told that this was pantomime season as every expression and line was delivered as if to a child. If happy then they made a huge smile showing all teeth, if sad then the eyebrows were drawn down along with the corners of the mouth and if a secret was to be kept the eyes would be narrowed and encouraged to dart left and right rapidly whilst the mouth was screwed up as if sucking a lemon. Well the only lemon was the director for allowing such amateurish dramatics to make it to the stage. I paid my money and expected the cast to at least remember their lines. He's behind you!!! 1/10
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Reviewer Jango
3/05/2011
Lost In Yonkers at the Dolphin Theatre is probably one of the best plays I have ever seen. Filled with drama, heartache and comedy it was a delight to watch and certainly a night to remember. The cast are top notch and give stunning performances way above and beyond what you would expect from so called "Amatuer Theatre". Saunders Mitchell commands the stage as Eddie, the angst ridden Pop who has to leave his two sons with his his hard as steel mother so that he can take a job away from his family in order to pay debts he owes to a "Loanshark" to cover hospital bills that he has accumulated following his wife's illness and ultimate death from cancer. His performance is heart wrenching and had more than a few of us in the audience reaching for our tissues. Definitley a star in the making. Other stand out performances are from Angela Franklyn as the "Not quite right in the head" Aunt Bella who fills her character with warnth and emotion that really pulls at the heartstrings and makes you laugh at the same time. Lyn Webster plays a fierce Grandma and is riveting to watch. Another highlight are the two boys Jay & Artie, who handle their roles well and deliver more than a few laughs throughout the show. All in all this is an excellent show performed by an excellent cast of actors who wouldn't be out of place starring on Broadway. Definitley one not to be missed.
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