Tim Hambleton is a lawyer and police prosecutor from Dunedin. He has written five full length comedies which have been performed by repertory societies across New Zealand. He is represented by Playmarket. He lives in Dunedin with his wife and two children.
A married couple have an argument while they complete a crossword puzzle.
Finalist: PANZ Short Play Competition, 2017
A small town New Zealand law firm with incompetent lawyers is the subject of a takeover by a larger more modern firm.
In the waiting room of Heaven, Angela is filling in for St Peter. She is responsible for selecting those who enter, and unfortunately she has made a few mistakes lately.
The viability of a small town New Zealand District Court is being considered by the Ministry of Justice. T
My Friend George
This one-act World War 1 drama begins in small town New Zealand with the central protagonist an 11-year-old boy, and his best friend enjoying an idyllic pre-war summer together. The action then moves forward ten years to the eve of WW1 when one of the young men puts considerable pressure on the other to join up. Eventually that happens and the pair are shipped off to Gallipoli where the decisions of the past come to have a major influence on their friendship.
Third Place: PANZ 2018 One-Act Play Competition
A 10 minute one scene satire.
Two high level officials from the Ministry of Education meet together in a small office to discuss the implementation of a radical new policy..
A 10 minute comedy.
Two men in their mid 40s meet at a school reunion. They had known each other at school but were not friends.
performed at Bites (Playwrights Association of New Zealand Competition Festival), Skin Theatre, The Dark Room, Palmerston North, New Zealand, September 17-19 & 24-26, 2015, directed by Tracey-Lynne Cody
Published in Stage Journeys – 10 short plays from New Zealand, 2016
Two small town criminals must get their hands on some drugs. Their search takes them to the surgery of an off the wall doctor in financial difficulties.