Over The Top

7 July 2017

Gloucester Room

HaBYT is Hawke’s Bay’s own theatre training company for dedicated young theatre-makers aged from 15 to the early twenties. Since its inception, HaBYT has produced over 50 plays ranging from the classics to contemporary New Zealand theatre.

HaBYT’s aim is to teach advanced drama skills through its year round programme of productions, workshops and exposure to professional theatre locally and further afield. Admission to the training company is by audition.

Over The Top, written by Amanda Jackson, is a theatrical insight into the lives of nine young people who enlist and their families left behind.  The stories of the six boys, Patrick, Jack, Edgar, Harry, Pura and Hoani and three girls Dora, Ruth and Madeleine enlisting as nurses, are based on real families residing in Napier in 1915. First prodiuced by The Drama Workshop for the centenary of Gallipoli in 2015, this re-write has been commissioned by HaBYT to tour Hawkes Bay, Christchurch and Brisbane.

Payment by Koha.  Proceeds to go to the Christchurch RSA

Creative Team
Peter Cottrell - Director
Champa Maciel - Assistant Director and choreographer
Juliet Cottrell - Production Manager

Whaia Robin – Te Reo Consultant and tutor


Edgar – Max Sharp
Hoani – Tom Steinmann
Pura – Thomas Pohio
Dora – Marina Nash
Madeleine – Lizzie Harvey
Edith – Sally Cottrell
Ruth: Brittany Leishman
Harry –William Druzianic
Rosie – Brittany Leishman
Patrick – Jack Warren
Mary – Bridget Berry
Jack – Conor Hirst
Matron – Pypah McGregor
Victoria – Vikki Anderson
Henry – Max Sharp
Father – Peter Cottrell
Mother – Champa Maciel
Three girls – Brittany Leishman, Vikki Anderson, Lizzie Harvey

Discover more at http://thedramaworkshop.co.nz/habyt/

Please help with our tour costs by donating to our Boosted campaign:  http://www.boosted.org.nz/projects/over-the-top

Running Times: 60 mins
Times are approx. and subject to change at any time.


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