Another successful production "Albert Nobbs" by Gordon Steel, was presented to our appreciative audiences this year. Under the capable direction of Tracey Carter, this comedy explored the themes of retirement, encroaching old age and death. Albert's retirement plans go awry when his wife Connie suddenly departs, only to return to organise his life!

A new initiative this year was the Katikati Theatre Club Nights, Held monthly Club Nights at the Junction Theatre on the second Friday of each month, Club Nights began in August. They have proved a great opportunity to meet new people and have fun with play readings, quiz nights, improvisation, etc. We welcome your suggestions for these evenings.

In October, as part of the Mural Contest and Arts Festival, Katikati Theatre presented dramatised readings, themed "Life is Not What it Seems", adapting four short stories, which illustrate the vagaries of life. The cast of eleven enjoyed developing their characters through rehearsal without the burden of memorising lines!

November saw the final production for the year, "Badjelly the Witch" and the cast of thirteen had a great deal of fun and laughter during rehearsals under the creative direction of Di Logan. The audience also enjoyed the fun when we finally went live with fantastic costumes and sets.