Terry Coyle

Terry started his involvement with theatre in Napier in the early sixties.
Five of his plays have received productions and he worked professionally in Australia as an actor on both stage and television.
He is active as a stage director in Hawke’s Bay.

terrycoyle@xtra.co.nz
(06) 858 7226

Plays

Send No Medals

by Terry Coyle

Full length drama: 13 characters, 5 males

The play is about Private Jack Braithwaite, a New Zealand soldier found guilty during the First World War of joining in a mutiny and subsequently executed by the British military authorities. The play also looks at the relationship between Braithwaite and the British officer appointed to act as his defence counsel.

Eight performance season at the Waipukurau Little Theatre, March 2007.  First prize 2005 PANZ full-length play competition

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That Saturday

by Terry Coyle

Comedy / drama, full length, single set. 6 characters, 5 males, 1 female

The play is set in the changing shed of The Desperates, a social grade rugby team one Saturday in July. Dicko is forty three and life isn’t going too well for him, there’s uncertainty at work, his children are strangers and he suspects his wife is having an affair. His team mates Toad, Gerry, Slack and Taffy the team’s long serving manager and his wife Pam were all there for him on that Saturday, when Dicko’s world starts to unwind.

Eight performance season at the Waipukurau Little Theatre, November 2008. Commended 2005 PANZ Full-length play competition

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The Fibber

by Terry Coyle

One act comedy, single set.  2 characters, 1 male, 1 female

A man invites a woman to his flat, where he attempts to dazzle her with obviously fictitious accounts of his own importance until a mysterious letter is delivered which has a strange and disturbing impact on the man.

Four performances by Napier Repertory Players

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