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 Alexandra Bellad-Ellis is a writer, actor and stage manager and has been involved in the arts for most of her life (20 years and counting).

She is a founding member of the Palmerston North Theatre company Skin Theatre, as well as being involved in other production companies such as Joy Green’s Properjob Productions and Iris Productions. She acts mostly in productions of Shakespeare’s work, it’s a form of writing she loves performing and it always gives her joy. Otherwise she stage manages productions. She take pride in making good productions, and providing a great backstage environment for actors. 

Alexandra has a Masters in Science Communication (after completing a science degree and postgraduate diploma), meaning that she takes complex information and presents it to the public in interesting ways. She hopes to have a career in writing, even if it is never a full time job (some of her writing is currently being looked at by publishers).  

Check out her LinkedIn profile.

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Matilda the Musical

Palmerston North

12/04/2024 - 27/04/2024

"Matilda’s world brought to dynamic life by the whole team..

QEIII: Black Betty

Palmerston North

06/05/2023 - 03/06/2023

"Fun, fresh-feeling, bonkers and very funny..

THE BOOK ADDICT

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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THE MĀORI SIDESTEPS

Wellington, Havelock North, Nelson, Invercargill, Kerikeri, Palmerston North

15/06/2017 - 09/06/2021

"Highlighting inequity through comedy..

"An amazing show – a must see..

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LADIES NIGHT

Palmerston North

14/11/2020 - 19/12/2020

"The balm we need after a long year..

MACBETH

Global

12/05/2020 - 31/05/2020

"Pared down aesthetic makes every line count..

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

London

07/05/2020 - 31/05/2020

"As physical as it’s verbal and easy to follow..

BOOK ENDS

Global

06/04/2020 - 31/05/2020

"Interesting character studies and an easy listen..

VANILLA MIRAKA

Wellington, Auckland, Global

04/11/2014 - 31/05/2020

"Delightful, funny and poignant..

"A sincere quest or an ‘othering’ piss-take?..

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THE GRIN REAPER

Palmerston North

20/11/2019 - 21/11/2019

"Slick writing & dry humour survive stuff-ups..

SPRING AWAKENING

Palmerston North

22/10/2019 - 26/10/2019

"Challenging subjects and language delivered with aplomb..

NIU SILA

Palmerston North

03/08/2019 - 25/08/2019

"Kiwi classic shows its contemporary heart..

"Beautiful, funny and packs a real punch..

STEPPING UP

Palmerston North

26/07/2019 - 26/07/2019

"Turns what could be a very difficult subject into tear-inducing laughs..

BILL MASSEY’S TOURISTS

Wellington, Dunedin, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Gisborne, Christchurch, Palmerston North

24/07/2014 - 12/10/2018

"Powerful and deeply moving..

"Presented with sincerity, integrity and polish..

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PERIOD.

Wellington, Palmerston North

11/10/2018 - 23/03/2019

"Everyone deserves to see this – period...

"Hysterically funny in places; beautiful in others..

SEARCHING FOR HAPPINESS

Palmerston North

08/10/2018 - 09/10/2018

"Raises awareness with well-pitched comedy..

Alexander Sparrow is FRED FROM FEATHERSTON

Palmerston North, Wellington

26/01/2018 - 08/10/2018

"Talent aplenty..

"Off-the-wall characters..

BLONDE MOUNTAIN WOLF MAN

Wellington, Palmerston North

06/10/2018 - 05/03/2019

"A fascinating historical plot dug over with ingenuity..

"Funny and engaging..

THAT BLOODY WOMAN

Palmerston North

05/05/2018 - 03/06/2018

"Comic punk opera panto..

PROOF

Auckland, Palmerston North

26/10/2016 - 11/11/2017

"A lovely play, wonderfully told..

"Intelligent, funny, hip and a joy to watch..

LORD OF THE FLIES

Palmerston North

15/07/2017 - 05/08/2017

"Enthralling..

THE AUTHORISED BOOTLEG TOUR

Palmerston North

11/07/2017 - 12/07/2017

"A perfect way to liven up a dull, cold week..

NOT IN OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD

Wellington, Auckland, Invercargill, Dunedin, Christchurch, Palmerston North

01/03/2014 - 24/06/2017

"Devastating yet wanted more..

"The importance of this work cannot be overstated..

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