Shows up for Globe gongs
Classic comedy Last of the Summer Wine has earned Feilding Little Theatre Players three nominations in the 2016 Globe Theatre Awards.
The June production saw Peter Doherty nominated for best director, with Tony Vincent as Compo nominated for best male actor. The show was also nominated for best concept, design and costume.
Feilding High School’s Kelly Harris received a nomination for directing Summer Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor.
Included in the annual regional amateur theatre awards for the first time, the Taihape Drama Group received two nominations for its April production of the biopic Dusty - best musical director to Wendy Revell, and best supporting female actor for Sarah Thomsen as the singer’s younger self, Mary O’Brien.
Assessment panel convenor Sheridan Hickey said 26 shows by 13 theatre groups including societies from Levin, Foxton, Pahiatua and Palmerston North were considered for the awards across 13 categories.
From musical theatre to avant garde ensemble productions, Hickey said there was plenty of variety as well as talent on display, and praised the number of high quality productions.
The winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at Palmerston North’s Globe Theatre on Friday, February 24.
Dan Mateer as Norman Clegg, Phil White as ‘Foggy’ Dewhurst and Tony Vincent as Compo Simmonite in ‘‘Last of the Summer Wine’’.