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Ladies, it’s time to get out your pearls, tassels and boa feathers and head to The Grateful Gatsby. Bethlehem Baptist Church is opening its doors for another of its popular ladies’ events.

The women’s ‘Time Out’ events have been running for more than 15 years and this one is set to be hugely popular.

Held on Friday, June 9, the event has shopping, mocktails, snacks and stories entwined in a show of song, dance and drama galore. 

With an experienced organising team and a whole host of volunteer helpers and performers, Time Out brings a unique twist on the famous Gatsby story.

Rachel Wood and Luisa Schroder are on the organising team and are excited to bring the glitz and glamour of 1920s New York to Tauranga. 

“We love the theming the 1920s era provides but we’re having fun putting a new spin on the traditional Gatsby story,” says Luisa.

Returning to the stage again this year is local actress Vicky Falconer, bringing her unique comedy and tongue-in-cheek humour.

“The ladies love Vicky as she really makes everyone laugh – a lot!” says Rachel.

“I’m looking forward to the glitz and glamour and the fabulous clothes I get to wear, but also to the very real issues that our programme will explore,” says Vicky.

“As women, we are often just too busy to even notice some of the good things around us. Time Out gives me the chance to get my ‘crazy’ on in a room full of ladies who can usually relate to my silly antics.”

Tickets are $12 and sell our fast. Time Out is suitable for women from 16 years old. For tickets and more information visit or phone 07 576 2344.


The Weekend Sun has one double pass to The Grateful Gatsby for one lucky reader who can tell us what era The Great Gatsby is set in.

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