SHOW STOP­PER

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The show may not go on for Porirua Lit­tle The­atre if a new venue can­not be found by June.

The com­pany has been based at 4 Lyd­ney Pl since Oc­to­ber, af­ter its Ti­tahi Bay head­quar­ters was con­demned in Au­gust be­cause of struc­tural dam­age.

But Porirua City Coun­cil’s plan to trans­form 4 Lyd­ney Pl into a busi­ness hub by Au­gust means the the­atre troupe has un­til June to find a new per­for­mance space.

A pro­duc­tion of The Witches of East­wick will be the troupe’s last in its ‘‘ pop- up the­atre’’, and a mid-year chil­dren’s panto mime may have to be can­celled for lack of a venue, presi- dent Sandy Brewer says.

The fo­cus is now on find­ing a more per­ma­nent lo­ca­tion in time for Novem­ber’s stag­ing of Cal­en­dar Girls.

‘‘We’re look­ing at any and all op­tions,’’ Ms Brewer says.

The troupe is in talks with Aotea Col­lege to pool re­sources, Aotea pro­vid­ing the venue and Porirua Lit­tle The­atre shar­ing its props and the­atre ex­per­tise with drama stu­dents.

An­other op­tion would be con­vert­ing a com­mer­cial ware­house, but funds are lim­ited, Ms Brewer says.

She would love arts-minded landown­ers with va­cant build­ings to con­sider the troupe’s plight. Spon­sor­ship is also wel­come.

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