Expertease - a licence to laugh. They say that laughter is the best medicine. Does your company have a policy on laughter under the new Health and Sa

Expertease - a licence to laugh.

They say that laughter is the best medicine. Does your company have a policy on laughter under the new Health and Safety legislation? We think it should be mandatory in every workplace and remembering that a happy workplace is a productive workplace we work hard to help bring people together to laugh, grow and share, whatever the occasion. We think this article says it all. Expertease Corporate, our event entertainment arm, has a couple of new products for the market: 'Stumped' - a quiz night like no other and 'The Last Resort' our latest Murder Mystery for small groups of 12 to 20 people. (You asked for it, we wrote it). 'Death by Dessert', an old favourite, is still a popular choice for groups of 20 - 50 people and all of our packages can run in private homes, restaurants, pubs, hotel and conference venues. Don't forget we can also provide bogus guest speakers for company gatherings and conference dinners and role play clinics for improving customer service. Enquire here for more information.

Shakespeare's Summer success


A big thank you to all those who joined us at either Church Road winery or the Hawkes Bay Opera House Plaza for this spectacular event. If you missed it, read the review here. With almost 1500 people turning out to see The Drama Workshop's production of Much Ado about Nothing across the two venues and rave reviews from audience it's no wonder the question on everybody's lips is 'Are you going to do it again?'. Watch this space as the team gather the energy to go back for more. Have your say here on what you would like to see for Summer Shakespeare in Hawkes Bay in the future.


Drama classes for all ages

Young people aged from 7yrs are accessing drama classes in Havelock North, Taradale and Hastings four afternoons a week with tutors Juliet Cottrell, Ashleigh Burt, Peter Cottrell and Daniel Betty. Classes are extending and introducing new skills with a particular emphasis on confidence, focus and stage presence. Rehearsals have begun for 'Alice' by Lyndsey Price and 'Bustown' by Lachlan Philpott across various age groups.

Enquire for information on a class near you.

School Holiday Workshops

The recent holiday program ran out of Keirunga Gardens and saw twenty-four children engaged in drama and theatre for three days supported by expert tutors in their field, Michael Rowlands (music), Champa Maciel (dance) and Juliet Cottrell (drama). The resulting performance explored finding your Super Hero within through a physical theatre piece that was devised by the children and tutors over the three days.

Book now for the October holiday program: The Pied Piper!

Hawkes Bay Youth Theatre

The Hawkes Bay Youth Theatre (HaBYT) are deep in rehearsal for Tahi Ao, their latest play, written by Daniel Betty and directed by Daniel Betty and Peter Cottrell and have the added bonus of taking it on tour to Australia in July. Hawke's Bay won't miss out though and we would love to see you at our premiere on Thursday 30 June at Napier Little Theatre (book here) and Fri July 1 at Lindisfarne College. (book here).

Want to join us? Audition now!

Twelve young people from schools across Hawkes Bay, aged 15 to 18 auditioned for the training company's International touring troupe but auditions for term three regular classes in theatre will take place soon. Enquire if you'd like to be part of HaBYT from term three.

Contact US

If there's anything you'd like more information on, please don't hesitate to contact us:


Juliet Cottrell: 0274585438

Peter Cottrell: 0272401975