Detour Theatre

Boutique theatre and drama academy

About Devon

About Devon Devon is co-founder of Detour Theatre and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Detour Theatre Trust.

He works as an actor, director, playwright and tutor with Detour Theatre and other theatres.

Devon has worked extensively in the Tauranga Theatre scene including shows with Absolute Theatre (Art, Nevilles Island, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, Understanding Women), Zenith Productions and Entertainment (Jack and the Beanstalk, Ol' Blue Eyes),  and the 16th Avenue Theatre (The Tempest, Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are Dead).

Devon's plays are produced by theatres throughout New Zealand,  Australia and now also in the USA.


Directing Credits...


Shows Directed 

Nevilles Island (16th Avenue Theatre) 

Someone Who'll Watch Over Me (16th Avenue Theatre) 

The Tempest (16th Avenue Theatre) 

Blood on Gold (Detour Theatre) 

Dracula (Detour Theatre) 

Thunder at Dawn (Detour Theatre) 

Understanding Women (Detour Theatre and Absolute Theatre) 

Lost for Words (Detour Theatre) 

Driving Miss Daisy (Detour Theatre) 

Pinocchio (Detour Theatre) 

Crazy Ladies (Detour Theatre) 

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Detour Theatre) 

Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (Absolute Theatre) 

Steel Magnolias (Te Puke Repertory Society) 

Arcadia (16th Avenue Theatre) 

C'Mon Black (Absolute Theatre) 

Twelfth Night (Detour Theatre) 

Merchant of Venice (Detour Theatre) 

Fawlty Towers 1 (Detour Theatre) 

Much Ado About Nothing (Detour Theatre) 

The Old People Are Revolting (Detour Theatre) 

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Detour Theatre)  

 My Inlaws are Outlaws (Detour Theatre) 

The Taming of the Shrew (Detour Theatre) 

Over Paid, Over Sexed, and Over Here! (Detour Theatre) 

Macbeth (Detour Theatre)

Open All Hours (Detour Theatre)

Othello (Detour Theatre)

The Checkout Chicks (Detour Theatre)






Playwright Credits...

Shows Written By Devon 


The Checkout Chicks
Twas the Fight Before Christmas
Over Paid, Over Sexed and Over Here
My Inlaws are Outlaws 

The Old People Are Revolting 

My Husband's Nuts 

How To Train Your Husband 

Menopause Made Me Do It 

Crazy Ladies  

Understanding Women  

Lost for Words  

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Blood on Gold 

The Hunchback of Notre Dame