Category Archives: News

A Colonial Devotion Premieres in Christchurch

Playwright, Susan Battye has offered congratulations to Christchurch’s Riccarton High School, Year Eleven Drama Class. On the 2nd and 3rd of July 2018 under the direction of Head of Drama, Paddy Scott, the class presented the premiere performance of  her … Continue reading

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Mocked, published in Horizons 3

Read Susan Battye’s prize winning story, Mocked, in this recently published volume of short stories and poems. HORIZONS 3 The third in the Page and Blackmore series of biennial anthologies, Horizons 3 was launched on Thursday 14 September. It contains the winning stories … Continue reading

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Team New Zealand and Peter Burling

Congratulations to Team New Zealand and their helmsman, Peter Burling on winning the America’s Cup! Just like Peter Blake, who  first won the cup for New Zealand in 1994, Burling began his sailing career in in Tauranga harbour in a … Continue reading

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More Drama Less Hassle

By Susan Battye Imagine a school system where students are engaged in learning most of the time because of one thing – a philosophical change from a rigid approach to subject delivery to one where self-expression and creativity through the … Continue reading

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Susan Battye’s Short Story Award

At an event held in Nelson on 8 May 2016 Drama Magic’s managing director and writer, Susan Battye  was awarded  third place in the Top of the South, New Zealand Society of Authors short story competition for her  story, Mocked.  The 2016 … Continue reading

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Working with Treaty Principles at School – Ngā Tikanga o Te Tiriti hei Mahi i te Kura.

Working with Treaty Principles at School – Ngā Tikanga o Te Tiriti hei Mahi i te Kura. By Susan Battye and Edith Chaney User Friendly Resources Ltd, Christchurch 2015 Book Code 788ISBN 13: 978-1-927172-16-2 View the book’s contents at User … Continue reading

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Ye Jo Hai Zindagi’s stage set, Herald Theatre, Auckland. July 18-20 2014.

The stage set for Ye Jo Hai Zindagi  was built by Drama Magic for Rangmanch productions headed by actor/director Shailesh Prajapati. The Gujarati language comedy, which is based on a long running television series of the same name, played to … Continue reading

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Sir Ed You’re a Legend a Hit in Wellywood

Regarding their recent production of Sir Ed You’re a Legend written by Susan Battye with music by Trevor Thwaites, the principal of Wellington’s Kelburn Normal Primary School , Andrew McFarlane wrote: Our Year 5 & 6 syndicate was the team … Continue reading

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Stage Door B

Drama Magic has added a new item to their list of Stage Set and Props items. Stage Door B  –  A Free-standing door with Steel Legs View other items here Important information Our registered builder  has recent  experience of working … Continue reading

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Report on Eleanor Catton in Hokitika

Eleanor Catton, author of the Man Booker Prize winning novel, The Luminaries, appeared  in Hokitika on Thursday 13 March for a special one-off event. A long time West Coast supporter and former Greymouth High School teacher, Susan Battye  of Drama … Continue reading

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