Judene Edgar

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Judene Edgar has been involved in theatre as a practitioner, administrator, governor and funder. She was a member of Body in Space theatre company performing monthly improvisation shows at the Theatre Royal as well as a variety of other shows. She’s also performed improvisation with Off the Cuff and has devised and produced her own historical improvisations in a series of “History Brought to Life” shows.

Judene has performed in a wide range of shows and musicals with Nelson Repertory, Northpark Productions, Wag the Dog Productions and Nelson Theatrix including Gut GirlsLove in the Spotlight, BananarumaA Christmas Carol Steampunk Style and St Brigid’s Eve. Additionally, she has produced a number of shows including Wairau Affray and Maungatapu and last year wrote her first play Horton Hatches a Controversy which was in the 2022 Nelson Fringe Festival.

Previously she was an executive committee member of Arts Council Nelson and a trustee of the Nelson Fringe Arts Charitable Trust and is currently a trustee of Fresh FM and the Theatre Royal. She supported arts funding as a member of the Creative Communities committee and is currently a trustee of the Rātā Foundation and Network Tasman Trust. A former reporter, she is a regular contributor in Nelson Magazine and Marlborough Magazine, a performing arts reviewer and arts marketer.

Judene Edgar's reviews


Wellington, Palmerston North, Nelson

30/08/2022 - 28/03/2023

"It may not be stranger than fiction, but it’s certainly better!..

"Genuine, intimate and honest with many real, raw moments..

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That Conductor's Crazy


25/03/2023 - 26/03/2023

"Grandeur, attitude, jargon, chaos and musical humour plus an enjoyable sing-song..

Sajeela Kershi: Free Speech & Rah-Rah Skirts!


23/03/2023 - 25/03/2023

"Engaging, friendly, balances the jokes and humour with thought-provoking moments..



24/03/2023 - 29/03/2023

"Hilarious and horrific, wicked and witty, brilliant and brutal, energetic and erratic..



23/03/2023 - 28/03/2023

"Tragi-comic treatment of alienation, identity and the human condition is unique, powerful and truly memorable..