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Ellerslie Theatrical Society presents Nude With Violin

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Ellerslie Theatrical Society presents
by Noel Coward
directed by Jocelyn McQuaid

23 August to 1 September 2012

After the brilliant painter Paul Sorodin dies his relatives, business manager and others swoop in, displaying more greed than grief, and anxiously await the reading of the will. Sebastien, valet and companion extraordinaire to Sorodin, steps in with some jolting surprises for the mourners.

“Bright and brittle humour, loads of laughs” - N.Y. Mirror

Cast includes: John Palmer, Chantal Haworth, Chris Holdaway, Juleigh Parker, Jocelyn Bunch, Richard de Luca, Christy Quilliam, Barrie Graham, Marina Volkova, Linda Pudney, Walid Hossaini, Robert Haworth, David Blakey and Blair Annison-Chrisholm.

PHOTOGRAPH (larger image available for publication)
Colin (Richard de Luca) and Fabrice (Walid Hossaini)
For two months Fabrice, played by Walid Hossaini, has practiced throwing a punch that he doesn’t want Colin (Richard de Luca) to catch.

In a theatrical career, of over 60 years, Jocelyn has worked with drama groups in Wellington, Lower Hutt, Timaru, Christchurch, Hastings and Auckland. Jocelyn is a Life Member of Mairangi Players where she has acted and directed plays for them for over thirty years including Rebecca, Murder in Play and The Queen and the Rebels, and for ETS, including My Three Angels, South Sea Bubble and The Lion in Winter. She has acted for both groups, and is a retired Speech and Drama Teacher.

Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 August 2012 at 8pm
Sunday 26 August at 2pm
Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 August at 8pm
Saturday 1 September at 2pm and 8pm

iTICKET – or phone 09 361 1000 (booking fee/delivery fee will apply)

Evening $22, $20 (discounted)
Matinee $16, $13 (discounted)

Stables Theatre (Ellerslie War Memorial Community Centre, Cnr Main Highway & Arthur St, Ellerslie, Auckland

For further information, to arrange an interview or photo opportunity contact the Publicist - Anna Adam on mobile 021 137 4936 or email More information can be found on

Contact the box office on 09 525 3336 for your complimentary preview ticket. Please check the preview date when calling.


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