Awards cel­e­brate 2015 theatre high­lights

From Shake­speare to B&D, new plays to old favourites, a var­ied and ex­cit­ing ar­ray of theatre pro­duc­tions are back in the spot­light on Fri­day night.


The an­nual Globe Theatre Awards are cel­e­brat­ing the top non-pro­fes­sional shows, per­for­mances and pro­duc­tion work of 2015 in a gala oc­ca­sion at the theatre.

Dur­ing the past year, a jury of pan­elists saw 25 shows from 19 re­gional theatre com­pa­nies be­tween Dan­nevirke and Levin, and have come up with a list of

re­mem­ber from the 50s and 60s’. Sing-alongs per­mit­ted,, St Pe­ters Angli­can Church, Ter­race End, 12.15 – 12.45pm. Bring your lunch, tea & coffee pro­vided. All wel­come. En­quiries Alyson 358 5053. TUES­DAY CON­CERT: Come early for raf­fles. All ages wel­come, 1.30pm, Se­nior Cit­i­zens Hall, 309 Main St (op­po­site Globe Theatre), en­try $2. En­quiries Elsie 358 0994 (evenings). CEN­TRAL CON­NEC­TIONS: A singing group for peo­ple with neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties, 1.30 – 3pm, Cen­tral Bap­tist Church, CThurch St. En­quiries Ja­nine Dann, 06 324 7172 / 021 050 3593 MAHJONG: Tu­ition for begin­ners, PN Mahjong Club. All wel­come, Quaker Hall, 227 Col­lege St, 1.30 – 4.30pm. En­quiries Faith 357 4775 or Aileen 357 7421. SKAT­ING: MSSC Learn to Skate weekly classes with NZ rep­re­sen­ta­tive skaters and coaches. Skates avail­able or BYO, 4.45 – 5.30pm, Bell Hall, Arena 5, Walde­grave St. En­quiries Kylie Shirley 358 2301. TWI­LIGHT BOWLS: Non bowlers come and have a go, 5.30pm, Takaro Bowl­ing Club. En­quiries Ivy 358 2552 or Brian 355 2919. fi­nal­ists for the awards. Panel con­venor Sheri­dan Hickey says it’s been a treat to see the en­thu­si­asm and en­joy­ment of par­tic­i­pants in last year’s pro­duc­tions, which in­volved more than 200 per­form­ers on stage and at least an equiv­a­lent num­ber work­ing be­hind the scenes.

A fea­ture of the year was the

DI­A­BETES: Free Healthy Liv­ing pre­Di­a­betes Man­age­ment course,in­ter­ac­tive di­a­betes cook­ing demon­stra­tion, gold coin koha, 5.30 – 7.30pm. Reg­is­ter for ei­ther MHT Di­a­betes Trust 357 5992 or email ad­min@di­a­ GREAT FATHER­ING: Par­ent­ing group for dads, by men for men,#1/8 ses­sions, 6.30-9pm. Reg­is­ter@ Par­ent­line 355 1655. CAN YOU SING?: Can you har­monise? Con­fi­dent singers wanted for all-women’s cho­rus. Fun, mu­sic and friend­ship with the Manawatu Over­tones, Mil­son Com­bined Church Hall, 7pm. En­quiries Jenni 356 8585 (A/H) or Linda 358 5883. WES­TEND IN­DOOR BOWL­ING CLUB: New sea­son com­mences, Wes­tend School Hall, 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. New mem­bers wel­come. Tu­ition given. En­quiries Karen 353 0665. UNITY SINGERS CHOIR: 7.30pm, St Marys Church Hall, Ruahine St. En­quiries He­len 358 7069 or Sue 354 3295. RE­NAIS­SANCE SINGERS: Mu­sic from the 16th cen­tury to present day, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Ex­pe­ri­enced singers are in­vited to con­tact mu­si­cal di­rec­tor, Guy Don­ald­son, num­ber of New Zealand pre­mieres in­clud­ing two sea­sons of orig­i­nal short plays.

With mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment from Vicki Lee, the night also serves as a re­tire­ment party for the Globe’s man­ager Bruce War­wick who has de­cided the time is right to bow out af­ter a prodi­giously long ca­reer be­hind the scenes.

guyju­ or 357-5932. BAD­MINTON: B&M Cen­tre, Pas­cal St, 7.30 – 9.30pm. First night free. Ca­sual $10 per night, subs $120. En­quiries Steve, Palmer­ston North Bad­minton Club, 021 027 53825 or TICK­ETS Tick­ets to the 7.30pm awards are $35 and in­clude canapes and the live mu­sic af­ter-party. They are avail­able on­line .glo­bethe­ or at the Globe Theatre ticket of­fice, Main St, 10am – 2pm dur­ing the week, and at the door on the night. tea. All wel­come. 1.30 – 2.30pm, Sal­va­tion Army, Church St. En­quiries 358 7455. PN RSA: Club night for mem­bers, part­ners and vis­i­tors, Dis­tinc­tion Ho­tel, Camp­bell St en­trance, 4 – 7pm. Ode re­cited at 6pm. TWI­LIGHT SO­CIAL TEN­NIS: Awa­puni Ten­nis Club, New­bury Park, New­bury St, 5.30pm. En­quiries Bill 355 2290. SPEED SKAT­ING: MSSC Learn to Skate weekly classes run by NZ rep­re­sen­ta­tive skaters and coaches. Skates avail­able or BYO, 5.30 – 6.30pm, Bell Hall Arena 5, Walde­grave St. En­quiries Vikki Gibbs 358 9387. TEKAWAU ATH­LET­ICS Club: 6.15 – 7pm, Te Kawau Me­mo­rial Recre­ation Cen­tre, Ron­gotea. En­quiries Anna 027 857 2318, 324 8019 or an­na­pear­ OFF TO ITALY?: Ital­ian begin­ners classes, QEC, 6.30 to 8.30pm. En­quiries Bev 027 278 3120. CARD EVENINGS: Whist Club meets fort­nightly for so­cial games, 7.30pm. New mem­bers and learn­ers wel­come. En­quiries Vir­ginia 356 9153 or Yvonne 357 4796. .


The prin­ci­pals of 2015’s Abbey Mu­si­cal Theatre pro­duc­tion of The mu­si­cal has been nom­i­nated for five Globe Theatre Awards.

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