Shows up for Globe gongs

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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.

WAR­WICK SMITH/ FAIR­FAX NZ.

Dan Ma­teer as Nor­man Clegg, Phil White as ‘Foggy’ De­whurst and Tony Vin­cent as Compo Sim­monite in ‘‘Last of the Sum­mer Wine’’.

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