19 Apr 2021

Court theatre fifty years of ushering

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:36 pm on 19 April 2021

The Court Theatre in Christchurch has an important milestone coming up this week, it's celebrating 50 years since it first opened.

Back in 1971 when the doors opened at the theatre's first home, for the production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, two volunteer ushers, Doris Barnard and Gay Peek were there to show people to their seats.

They are still in their roles - five decades on. To tell us more about being part of the theatre's history one of those ushers Gay Peek, talks to Jesse.

Gay Peek (L) Court Theatre Usher

Gay Peek (L) Court Theatre Usher Photo: supplied

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