Desperate HuttWives

a must for your Christmas function!


Nextstage Theatre presents the Hutt Old Boys Marist RFC season of Desperate HuttWives by Louise Proudfoot and directed by Geraldine Brophy.

Set in Upper Hutt, this brand new comedy written by local playwright, Louise Proudfoot throws us through a ranch slider and into a dizzying romp of neighbourhood BBQs, extra marital affairs and unhealthy doses of Detonating Gonad-itis. Seven Kiwi plumbers, hairdressers, mums, electricians, mechanics and beauty therapists, juggle  beer and bubbly with pottles of mussels, and plates of brie and crackers, as they confuse their fantasy lives with reality and ponder the up side of a K Mart in Petone...

Come join Lisa and Leo, Sharon and Shane, Chrissie and Caleb, and the single Roxie as they tear each other’s lives apart and try to reconstruct them, with nothing but soap operas and their base instincts to guide them. Don’t miss this hilarious “over the fence” peek at suburban life in the Valley.

Desperate HuttWives is a must for your Christmas function or a fun night out with your mates.

Performances are:

  • Wednesday 13th December, 7.30pm
  • Thursday 14th December, 7.30pm
  • Friday 15th December, 7.30pm
  • Saturday 16th December, 4.00pm
  • Saturday 16th December, 7.30pm

Prices*: $45.00 *Service fees may apply. 

Performance length: approx. 1 hour and 30 mins (incl. interval). Latecomers will be seated when appropriate. Tickets are for allocated seating.


Pre or post show catering packages available - see our Corporate Hosting information and contact Kathiy to book.


Nextstage is a charitable Trust set up in 2015 to be Lower Hutt's first professional theatre company. Nextstage promises to ignite a passion for new ideas and diverse voices through skilled use of the oldest storytelling tool in human history, the theatre. With it, we can communicate our differences and our sameness. We can educate our elderly and learn from our young, forging links with people of all ethnicities, age groups, and socioeconomic standing. Nextstage is a small but select team of highly regarded professional theatre practitioners who wish to contribute to a better civic future through their creative skills for all the people of the Hutt and Wellington region. We are specialists in the business of manufacturing your fun!