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About Metropolitan Players Inc.

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  •  Metropolitan Players Inc is a non-professional theatre company that has been operating in Newcastle for 40 years.

  • The Company was first formed in 1977 and has been producing quality musicals ever since.

  • We produce one major musical each year, although in the past there were sometimes 2 each year.  You can go to our Past Shows page to get a full list of productions and details about them.

  • For many years we have used the 924-seat Griffith Duncan Theatre at Newcastle University.  Our most recent productions have been at Newcastle's premier theatre, the 1400-seat Civic Theatre.

  •  The Company is run by a Committe that is elected each year at the Annual General Meeting in February.

  • We used to rehearse at Broadmeadow Uniting Church Hall in Broadmeadow, but after 33 years have now moved to Glendale High School.  Set construction is at our warehouse in Cardiff.

  • Over the years our productions have received many City of Newcastle Drama Awards (the CONDAs).  The most successful was "The Producers" in 2008 which won 6 Awards.  However, this has now been beaten by our 2014 production of "The Phantom of the Opera" which won 7 Awards. After "Wicked"in 2016 the Company has now won the CONDA best musical production 5 years in a row.

  • We make all our own costumes for each show and many of these are for hire.  Go to our Hire page for details.

  • Please go to our Contact page for details on how you can get in touch with us

    
              "Shout"                  "Victor/Victoria"          "The King And I"

 

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"The Phantom of the
            Opera"



            "Oliver"


           "Grease"


  "The Boy From Oz"


      "South Pacific"


     "The Producers"



 

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2016 Committee
 
President: Graeme Black  Vice President: Malcolm Young  
Treasurer: Marie Warburton  Secretary: Julie Black
Committee: George Francis, Donna Nipperess, Chris Vidler, Megan Connelly, Kirby-Leigh Coker

2015 Committee
 
President: Graeme Black  Vice President: Malcolm Young & Chris Vidler  
Treasurer: Marie Warburton  Secretary: Julie Black
Committee: George Francis, Donna Nipperess, Pam Shaw, Megan Connelly, Andrew Trigg


2014 Committee
 
President: Graeme Black  Vice President: Malcolm Young & Chris Vidler  
Treasurer: Marie Warburton  Secretary: Julie Black
Committee: George Francis, Donna Nipperess, Pam Shaw, Craig Laurie


2013 Committee
President: Graeme Black  Vice President: Malcolm Young & Chris Vidler  
Treasurer: Marie Warburton  Secretary: Julie Black
Committee: George Francis, Donna Nipperess, Pam Shaw, Chris Lancaster

2012 Committee
 
President: Graeme Black Vice President: Malcolm Young
Treasurer: Marie Warburton Secretary: Julie Black
Committee: George Francis, Sharon Jackaman, Donna Nipperess, Pam Shaw, Chris Vidler
Life Members

Neil Mansfield, Wendy Leis, Graeme Black, Julie Black, Graeme Hands, Steven Harrison, Marie Warburton,
Carol Davis, Bev Fewins, Alan Hornby, Heather Moore, George Francis, Val Drury, Greg Paterson,
Anne Rzechowicz, Chris Vidler, Alex Adams, Donna Nipperess, Jacob Harwood, Trent Pickles, Richard Phan
  
2011 Committee
 
President: Graeme Black  Vice President: Chris Lancaster 
Treasurer: Marie Warburton  Secretary: Julie Black
Committee: George Francis, Sharon Jackaman, Donna Nipperess, Pam Shaw, Chris Vidler, Malcolm Young