Linda has been involved in theatre in Auckland for many years - treading the boards here at Dolphin and at Stables in Ellerslie, The Playhouse, Titirangi, Waitemata and Waiatarua theatres.
She last appeared at Dolphin in 2017 in Spirit Level and in 2018 was in the Titirangi production of The Savage Dilemma.
Linda is enjoying the role of Abby - another eccentric old lady to add to her repertoire!
This is Helen's 2nd show with Dolphin Theatre. Her first appearance was in 2012 as ‘The Mother Superior’ in Nunsense.
Helen re-visited the Convent, playing ‘Sister Julia, Child of God’ in HMT"s Nunsense - The Mega Musical, along with ‘Emma Parker’ in Bonnie & Clyde - The Musical in 2017 and 'Sylvia (Bodybag) Hollamby’ in Bad Girls - The Musicalat HMT. In 2015, Helen portrayed ‘Chris Harper’ in the true story of the Calendar Girlsfor Playhouse Theatre.
From musical theatre to drama and comedy, then back many times...multiple roles and every show a favourite!
Matthew van den Berg
You know what they say about the best laid plans? Circumstance turned Matthew’s supporting 'Rooney' role into the lead role of Mortimer when the original actor had to pull out. After the re-shuffle, his relaxed persona was shed, accents were swapped, and line cramming ensued. After a stellar 2018, appearing in both Plays of the Year at Dolphin and Howick Little Theatre - and taking away Dolphin's Best Character Actor Male award no less - Matthew’s primed for another exciting year of am-dram. Mortimer offers a new opportunity to grow as an actor in a fun, supporting environment. You can't ask for more than that.
This production not only marks Eva’s Dolphin Theatre debut, but also her first time appearing in a play. Previously, she was a part of AfterWork Theatre in NYC dancing and pretending she could sing. Fresh off the plane from Brooklyn, Eva is happy to be revisiting this beloved borough on stage. She is excited to join the Dolphin Theatre community and grateful to work alongside this wonderful cast and director.
Blair trained at the Hagley Theatre Company in Christchurch achieving a Diploma of Performing Arts in 2007. His most recent performances include The Witches and Maskerade. His last show at the Dolphin, Baskerville, had him playing 11 characters, but tonight he is only playing one character....who thinks he's someone else.
Richard de Luca
After an absence of a year, Richard is delighted to be back on stage at Dolphin Theatre in this great character caper playing to type. Most recently seen at Howick Little Theatre in The Perfect Murder, Richard has also performed with ‘Company' and Ellerslie Theatres. Also involved in play writing, Richard’s first full length play, Death of a Dream, was awarded Best Production at Dolphin Theatre in 2018, and he is currently busy writing his second full length play. When not memorising or writing lines, Richard is a Math teacher at Pakuranga College.
as Dr Eistein
Arthur is back again after two shows last year - An Inspector Callsand Goodnight Mister Tom. He has enjoyed the chance to work with Penelope as director again after Spirit Level in 2017. Arthur would like to thank Richard Gibson for his role as Herr Otto Flick as inspiration for tonight’s performance.
Being in this production at Dolphin is the highlight of Simon's year to date. Variously described as talented, funny, kind, thoughtful, a Nobel prize winner, and marriage material, Simon is none of these things. He would like to thank Brian for the opportunity to appear on stage again (and apologise to all and sundry for his appalling Irish accent) and Penel for her unending patience - with Brian.