Globe Awards night


Last year was an ex­cit­ing one for the Globe Awards.

In Palmer­ston North’s ver­sion of the glit­ter­ing Os­cars, BAF­TAs and all the other cel­e­bra­tions, 26 pro­duc­tions were viewed by a panel of ad­ju­di­ca­tors for the 2016 Globe Awards.

Long-stand­ing theatre groups and newer theatre com­pa­nies rep­re­sented each of these am­a­teur com­mu­nity theatre pro­duc­tions and all ex­uded a love of theatre.

The pro­duc­tions ranged from large cast mu­si­cals and plays to the most in­ti­mate of set­tings with only a small cast.

Con­venor of the panel of ad­ju­di­ca­tors, Sheri­dan Hickey, de­scribed the role of the ad­ju­di­ca­tors as ap­pre­ci­at­ing the im­me­di­acy of a live theatre ex­pe­ri­ence. ‘‘Theatre is im­me­di­ate and, given the wide range of genre and style of the 26 pro­duc­tions viewed, our cri­te­ria in­cludes the var­i­ous as­pects of de­sign and con­cept, di­rec­tion and act­ing as well as the over­all im­pres­sion,’’ Sheri­dan says.

The ad­ju­di­ca­tors also looked for in­no­va­tion and creative think­ing and the best mo­ments in the sto­ry­telling art form of theatre.

The fi­nal­ists in the re­spec­tive cat­e­gories will be an­nounced closer to the date.

Tick­ets can be pur­chased from the Globe Theatre.

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