NEWSLETTER  August  2014



A modern take of the prodigal son with three surprise endings.  One of the key themes of The Outcasts is acceptance. 
When you view this play consider the following questions:
Have you been treated like an outcast? 
What groups are treated as outcasts in our society. 
Should we tolerate all kinds of people or should we have limits to our tolerance.


You are invited to attend at any one of the following venues:

AUGUST 3RD at 9.30am

Glen Eden Methodist Church             

302 West Coast Rd

Glen Eden

AUGUST 24TH at 10am

St Aidan’s Presbyterian Church         

97 Onewa Road, Northcote



AUGUST 10TH at 10am

St Giles Presbyterian Church              

1 Flanflaw Road, Te Atatu South

Te Atatu


AUGUST 31ST at 9.30am

Red Beach Methodist Church

76 Red Beach Rd

Red Beach


Trinity Methodist Church                    

864 Beach Road




The 37th Annual General Meeting for Pilgrim Productions was held on Monday 21 July 2014.  We are pleased to announce the following committee members elected as officers. Chairperson – Marion Hines, Deputy Chair – Mary Boyd, Treasurer – Neil Lobb, Secretary – Glenda Matchett.  In the AGM, we have re-evaluated these roles and discussed creating new ones to support the growth and development of our theatre.  A new position of newsletter editor has been taken up by John Bembo.  Thanks John!  


Additional committee members elected for the 2014/2015 year are Kathy Lobb, Kerry Thornton, David Hines, John Bembo, Marie Goudge and Rebecca Watson.


Pilgrim Productions has new goals working towards creating more special events and collaborating with other artists and engaging in different forms of creative and performing arts – Dance, Music, Singing, Spoken Word/Poetry and Writing.  If you have got any expressions of interests or ideas, please feel free to contact us on or check out our facebook page.  We'd love to hear from you!


Copies of the Annual Report and Annual Financial Statements will be available on our website shortly.  Members are invited to phone the Chair for posted copies if required.



Rehearsals are well underway for our main production, flyers have been printed, costumes created, and properties are being gathered.  One of the challenges we have faced is that in choosing to do this wonderful play we forgot about how small our stage is for a cast of twelve.  As a consequence the set has been designed and redesigned three times!  However, all is progressing and we are looking forward to bringing you another evening of high quality theatre.


Another challenge is that the play requires two portraits to be painted.  Pilgrim is fortunate in that our Chairperson took painting lessons a couple of years ago and is putting her talents to use for the first time for Pilgrim.


Tickets are available from early August 2014 online via Eventfinda or from our Booking Office, ph Auckland 376 5583 between the hours of 9am to 8pm.

We rely on the publicity of all our members and we encourage you to take advantage of the special ticket price of $18 for bookings of five or more.  This ticket price was very popular last year and so we have repeated the offer again.


Pilgrim website

We are having some difficulty with our website.  We would love to hear from any member who could offer us some help in managing the site.  Please give us a call if you are able to help.



4000 Miles, Howick Little Theatre, 12 July – 2 August

Appointment with Death, Shoreside Theatre, 24 July-2 August

That Woman, Dolphin Theatre 2-22 August

I hate Hamlet, Ellerslie Theatrical Society, 21-30 August

A Shortcut to Happiness, Company Theatre,  9-23 August

Hairspray, North Shore Music Theatre, Skycity Theatre 16 August – 6 September

Fawlty Towers, Titirangi Theatre, Lopdell House, 2-13 September

The Rockin' Tale of Snow White, Glen Eden Playhouse Theatre Inc., 4-10 October



Subscriptions are now overdue for the 2014 financial year.  The cost is $15 for single members and $25 for a couple or a family.  Payment of a subscription entitles you to receive five newsletters each year plus a ticket at a concession price for our main production. 

Methods of Payment:

  • Direct Deposit.  Pilgrim Productions Inc bank account details are: ASB K'Road, Auckland: 12-3060-0224018-00 Ref: Subs and add your surname.  Then email a copy of the bank deposit slip to or post the deposit slip to P O Box 41453, St Lukes, Auckland 1346 to enable our Treasurer to reconcile deposits against the depositors name.
  • By Cheque: Download a membership form from our website (or send with a covering note) and make out your cheque to Pilgrim Productions Inc and post it to the address above.