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Jocelyn McQuaid

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Jocelyn has worked in various theatres over more than 70 years. She holds a Dip Drama (Auck) and LTCL (Speech), and has taught adult and children’s drama classes, as well as many individual pupils. She has directed numerous plays for Mairangi Players and Ellerslie Theatrical Society, both of which she is a life member. These days she is mostly found backstage, lately doing wardrobe.

This play is a fitting tribute to all who served in France, 1914–18. Jocelyn’s father, Private Harold Cooper, served there with the Wellington Regiment of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade and was at the relief of Le Quesnoy, the last skirmish of the Great War.

For Ellerslie TheatreEnchanted April (2019)costume designer
The Private War of Corporal Cooper (2017)director
Festen (2017)properties
The End of the Golden Weather (2016)wardrobe
The Playboy of the Western World (2015)wardrobe
Unexpectedly Vacant (2015)Margot
Things My Mother Taught Me (2015)Max
Journey's End (2014)wardrobe
I Hate Hamlet (2014)Lillian Troy
Motel (2014)wardrobe
Villa For Sale (2013)director
Nude With Violin (2012)director
Roman Fever (2011)director
Extremities (2011)properties
The First Night of Pygmalion (2010)Mrs.Patrick Campbell
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (2008)wardrobe
The Lion in Winter (2008)director
South Sea Bubble (2007)director
Theft (2007)properties
One Season's King (2006)director
Not Now Darling (2006)Mrs Frencham
My Three Angels (2005)director
The Importance of Being Earnest (2004)Lady Bracknell
The Reluctant Debutante (2002)Mabel Crosswaite