Previous productions archived by season

2017 / 18 Season

November 2017The Ashes of Forgotten Rain / This is a PlayNorman Hussey / Daniel MacIvor
February 2018Beauty & the BeastBen Crocker
May 2017There Goes the BrideRay Cooney/John Chapman

2016 / 17 Season

November 2016The Swan Song: A Study in TerrorMike Johnson
February 2017RumpelstiltskinPeter Bond
May 2017The Garage SaleDavid King

2015 / 16 Season (40th Anniversary)

November 2015Perfect CrimeWarren Manzi
January 2016Alice in WonderlandLina Minniti/Ginty Burns
April 2016Opening NightNorm Foster

2014 / 15 Season

November 2014Silver DaggerDavid French
January 2015Sleeping BeautyLina Minniti
April 2015Bedtime StoriesNorm Foster

2013 / 14 Season

November 2013The Game's Afoot / Holmes for the HolidaysKen Ludwig
January 2014The Princess & the PeaDave B. Harris and Sue Plyte
April 2014Maggie's Getting MarriedNorm Foster

2012 / 13 Season

October 2012My Narrator & The Death of MeNorm Foster
February 2013RapunzelGinty Burns
May 2013I'll Be Back Before MidnightPeter Colley

2011 / 12 Season

October 2011DeathtrapIra Levin
February 2012Goldilox and the BearsSue T. Plyte and Dave B. Harris
May 2012Sex, Lies, and QuiltingGeoff Hargreaves & Marilyn Bullivant

2010 / 11 Season

November 2010Egad, The Woman in WhiteTim Kelly
February 2011Treasure IrelandPeter Towill / Clayton Beckett
May 2011Cruisin' Through the 60sVariety Show

2009 / 10 Season

November 2009The Mumberley InheritanceWarren Graves
February 2010The Prince and the PauperDave B. Harris/Sue Plyte
May 2010A Cavalcade of... celebrating the 1950sVariety Show

2008 / 09 Season

November 2008The Passion of DraculaBob Hall and David Richmond
February 2009The Jungle-ish BookPeter Towill
May 2009Love, Life, and Laughter (1930s/40s)Variety Show

2007 / 08 Season

November 2007The Hound of the BaskervillesTim Kelly
February 2008The Three Little PigsSue Plyte and Dave B Harris
May 2008A Victorian-Style Music Hall RevueVariety Show

2006 / 07 Season

October 2006Don't Dress for DinnerMarc Camoletti
February 2007The Emperor's New ClothesLina Minniti
May 2007How the Other Half LovesAlan Ayckbourne

2005 / 06 Season (30th Anniversary)

October 2005No Sex Please, We're BritishAnthony Marriott/Alistair Foot
February 2006Hansel & Gretel, eh? A Canadian PantomimeGinty Burns/Sue Plyte/ Dave B. Harris
May 2006The Odd CoupleNeil Simon

2004 / 05 Season

October 2004The MousetrapAgatha Christie
February 2005Snow White & the Several DwarfsSue Plyte/Dave B. Harris
May 2005Round & Round the Garden (The Norman Conquests, Pt. 3)Alan Ayckbourne

2003 / 04 Season

October 2003Cash on DeliveryMichael Cooney
December 2003Snow White, the PantoletSue Plyte/Dave B. Harris
February 2004Arthur and the Knights of the Awkward TableLina Minniti/Johnny Blue
May 2004Living Together (The Norman Conquests, Pt. 2)Alan Ayckbourne

2002 / 03 Season

October 2002The Amorous AmbassadorMichael Parker
February 2003Tom the Piper's Son NAGs Players
May 2003Table Manners (The Norman Conquests, Pt. 1)Alan Ayckbourne

2001 / 02 Season

October 2001Holiday SnapJohn Chapman
February 2002Robin Hood NAGs Players
April 2002Funny MoneyRay Cooney

2000 / 01 Season

October 2000Heir Today, Gone TomorrowChristopher Petz
November 2000Music Hall Mayhem (revue)Rick Davey/Marilyn Bullivant
February 2001Jack and the Beanstalk NAGs Players
April 2001Run for your WifeRay Cooney

1999 / 00 Season

October 1999For Auld Lang Syne/Christmas Cards (orig. scripts)Dan Corcoran
February 2000Aladdin NAGs Players
May 2000Out of OrderDan Corcoran
May 2000Who Wants to Bury a Millionaire?Dan Corcoran

1998 / 99 Season

October 1998Let's Murder MarshaMonk Ferris
February 1999Little Boy Blue NAGs Players
May 1999The Odd Couple (female version)Neil Simon

1997 / 98 Season

October 1997Pools ParadisePhilip King
February 1998Olde King Cole NAGs Players
May 1998Look, No HansJohn Chapman/Michael Pertwee

1996 / 97 Season

October 1996Blithe SpiritNoel Coward
February 1997Humpty Dumpty NAGs Players
April 1997Natalie Needs a NightieNeil & Caroline Schaffner

1995 / 96 Season (20th Anniversary)

October 1995There Goes the BrideJohn Chapman/Ray Cooney
December 1995Four Plays for Coarse ActorsMichael Green
February 1996The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe NAGs Players
April 1996Tons of Money Alan Ayckbourn

1994 / 95 Season

November 1994Sing On!Rick Abbot
February 1995Ali BabaNAGs Players
April 1995Black ComedyPeter Shaffer

1993 / 94 Season

November 1993Don't Just Lie There, Say SomethingMichael Pertwee
February 1994Follow the Yellow Brick RoadLina Minniti
May 1994RumorsNeil Simon

1992 / 93 Season

October 1992Lend Me a TenorKen Ludwig
February 1993Simple SimonNAGs Players
May 1993Nurse Jane Goes to HawaiiAllan Stratton

1991 / 92 Season

November 1991 The Mumberley Inheritance Gordon Jones
February 1992 Cinderella NAGs Players
May 1992 A Turn For the Nurse Rick Abbot

1990 / 91 Season

November 1990 Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat A. Lloyd Webber/T. Rice
February 1991 Babes in the Wood NAGs Players
May 1991 It Runs in the Family Ray Cooney

1989 / 90 Season

November 1989 Off With His Head /
Foiled by an Innocent Maid
Frank Priore /
Fred Carmichael
February 1990 Red Riding Hood NAGs Players
May 1990 There Goes the Bride Ray Cooney / John Chapman

1988 / 89 Season

November 1988 Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow Christopher Petz
February 1989 Hickory Dickory Dock NAGs Players
May 1989 See How They Run Ray Cooney

1987 / 88 Season

November 1987 The Butler Did It Tim Kelly
February 1988 Mother Bruce NAGs Players
May 1988 The Missing Link Jack Sharkey

1986 / 87 Season

November 1986 Exit the Body Fred Carmichael
February 1987 Dick Whittington NAGs Players
May 1987 June Groom Rick Abbot

1985 / 86 Season (10th Anniversary)

September 1985The Mind with the Dirty ManJules Tasca
November 1985Habeas CorpusAlan Bennett
February 1986Peter Pan NAGs Players
May 1986Not Now DarlingRay Cooney / John Chapman

1984 / 85 Season

November 1984 But Why Bump Off Barnaby? Rick Abbot
February 1985 Sleeping Beauty NAGs Players
May 1985 What the Butler Saw Joe Orton

1983 / 84 Season

November 1983 Tomb With A View Norman Robbins
February 1984 The Grand Old Duke of York NAGs Players
May 1984 Play On Rick Abbot

1982 / 83 Season

November 1982 The Walrus & the Carpenter / Woman Alive Noel Langley / John Tully
February 1983 Alice in Wonderland NAGs Players
May 1983 Tons of Money Alan Ayckbourn

1981 / 82 Season

November 1981 Curse You, Jack Dalton / Visitor From Forest Hills (from Plaza Suite) William Braun / John Tully
February 1982 Snow White NAGs Players
May 1982 I'll Get My Man Phillip King

1980 / 81 Season

November 1980 Ambiguity / Frustration (Sex On the Sixth Floor) John Patrick
February 1981 Jack and the Beanstalk NAGs Players
May 1981 Not Now, Darling Ray Cooney / John Chapman

1979 / 80 Season

November 1979 Nobody Wants to Know / Hooray for Adam Spelvin / Who's Looking After the Mice? Cleve Haubold
February 1980 Aladdin NAGs Players
May 1980 Move Over, Mrs. Markham Ray Cooney / John Chapman

1978 / 79 Season

October 1978 Coming Round the Mountain / Ernie's Incredible Illucinations Alan Ayckbourn
January 1979 Robin Hood NAGs Players
May 1979 The Mind with the Dirty Man Jules Tasca

1977 / 78 Season

November 1977 Habeas Corpus Alan Bennet
January 1978 Cinderella NAGs Players
May 1978 The Full Treatment Michael Brett

1976 / 77 Season

October 1976 Egad, What a Cad! / Terror Stalks Tonight Anita Bell
April 1977 Castle of Mr. Simpson / Aw, Sweet Mystery Charles Marowitz

1975 / 76 Season

April 1976 Cupid Is A Bum Is A Bum / Meet the Folks John Kirkpatrick / Buck Hakes

How it all began

Who says rugby players never have good ideas?

In 1976, a few Nomads rugby players and their mates – Maggie and Dave (the Fysh) White, David Ridsdale, Lorna Miller, Pat McAdam, Joe Wray, Gail Beckus, Bernie and Rose Duff, and Peter Daly – were having a few drinks at the Tranzac. Discussion moved on from the Nomads’ latest performance (brilliant, of course) to acting and the plays they had done back ‘ome. And somewhere in between “I remember when” and “You won’t believe what happened one night”, the Nomads Acting Group (NAGs) was born.

Those brave [read crazy] Nomads put on their first performances of Cupid is a Bum, Is a Bum, Is a Bum and Meet the Folks on April Fools’ Day, 1976. The plays were a huge success. We’re not certain whether it was the delight of seeing Nomads dressed up as actors, or the fact that the audience could have had a brew or two, but it seems everyone had a great time. So great in fact, the NAGs decided to do another play… and another one… and another one.

Where would we be without those visionaries who “had a go” in 1976, and the actors, actresses, production and front-of-house staff and audiences who together have made us what we are today? We’ve had many people pass through our ranks. Great friendships have been made – even some great marriages – and children of NAGs have graced our stage. We’re an integral part of the Tranzac community and have helped out with Caravan, the Fringe Festival, Flying Cloud and other groups who entertain people and support the arts. We donate the profits from our pantomime matinees to children’s charities such as Isthmus, Variety Village, and Kids Help Phone.

We’re always looking for new blood, so please get in touch with us if you’d like to join us. You’ll learn a lot about theatre while working with a great group of people.