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Officers of Christchurch Operatic Inc


The Mayor of Christchurch, Phil Mauger


Sarah Buchanan


Gavin Bailey, Phillip Blacktopp, Jason Reekers, Tim Scandrett, Nickie Wellbourn, Peter Hewson.

Hon. Vice Presidents:

Brian Brodie, Fiona Buckley, Jan Cosgrove, Don Gillanders, Anne-Marie Gilmore, Mary Kirby, Vicki Morris-Williamson, Mandy Perry, Liann Scott.

Honorary Solicitor:

Hamish Taylor

Honorary Auditor:

Bevan Smith

Honorary Historian:

Zylpha Harrison

Life Members:

Ruth Aitken, Mae Arnold, Sue Beardsley, Diane Brodie QSM, Julie Collender, Alan Collins, Allison Collins, Gail Deavoll, Zylpha Harrison, Marlene Le Cren, Markham Lee, Robert J Naysmith, Jill Simmonds, Peter Simmonds QSM, Bramwell Sutton, Rita Tie, Nickie Wellbourn.


Christchurch Musical Theatre Education Trust (CMTET)

Christchurch Music Theatre Education Trust (CMTET):


Sue Beardsley


Zylpha Harrison


Diane Brodie QSM, Sarah Buchanan, Marlene Le Cren.

Honorary Solicitor:

David Lang (Saunders & Co)


Showbiz Christchurch Management Team:

General Manager:

Craig Ogilvie


Suzanne Rivers

Marketing and Communications Manager:

Tom Hart

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Christchurch mother and daughter cast in hit musical (The Press)

Stage veteran Anne-Marie Gilmore has a dream to share her love for theatre with her daughter Sophie, and this week the dream will become reality. It will come together in the jukebox musical Mamma Mia! with the central theme focused on the relationship between a mother and daughter. Super trouper Anne-Marie Gilmore, 47, will provide backing vocals…