Tim Hambleton

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


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