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One Act Play Festival

One Act Play Festival Poster
Bonking James Bond Playmarket Logo
16 Apr 2021 to 1 May 2021
8pm Tuesday - Saturday, 2pm Sunday Matinee
Six short plays - Passion, Conflict, Apocalyptic, Ambition, Horror and Classic Love
Event type: 
Comedy, Festival, Theatre
$30 Adults, $27 Seniors, $27 Students
Dolphin Theatre
12 Spring Street, Onehunga, Auckland


Dolphin Theatre is proud to present its One Act Play Festival. A total of six short plays will be presented on alternate nights featuring three plays per performance.


Bonking James Bond - by April Phillips Directed by Charlie Gaultier

A warm hearted comedy about Betty who has just discovered her husband is having an affair.
The Irish Murderer - by Tom G Robertson Directed by Simon Foley
A play filled with the comic irony and tragic absurdity of the bitter cycle of violence between Protestant and Catholic Northern Ireland.
The Norse Mythology - by Don Zolidis Directed by Blair Purkiss
This wild and wonderful jaunt through Norse mythology is the the most fun you can have with the apocalypse.


Spotlight - by Buddy Thomas Directed by John Edwards

The play revolves around artistic ambition, competition, and a healthy splash of imposter syndrome.
The Hound - by HP Lovecraft, adapted by Greg Oliver Bodine Directed by Arthur Young
A solo one-act play adapted from the classic, short horror story by H.P. Lovecraft.
Persuasion - by Ashely J Barnard Directed by Robyn Fleming
period classic set in 1806 that follows the unrequited lovestory of Anne Elliot




Auckland Council Creative Communities Scheme


Bonking James Bond - A Community Theatre Production by special arrangement with Playmarket

Norse Mythology - An Amateur Production By Arrangement with ORiGiNTM Theatrical, on behalf of Playscripts, Inc.

Persuasion - A Community Theatre Production of Persuasion by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing and New Zealand Play Bureau Ltd.

The Irish Murderer - A Community Theatre Production of The Irish Murderer by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing and New Zealand Play Bureau Ltd.

Spotlight - A Community Theatre Production of Spotlight by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc and New Zealand Play Bureau Ltd.

Written by

Dolphin Theatre

31 Mar 2021

Dolphin Theatre began as The Onehunga Repertory Players in 1961. Mrs Veronica Dow, an actress and producer who had been active in English repertory theatre, was invited by the Mayor and Mayoress, Mr and Mrs Leo Manning, to form a local drama group.