A 3rd of regional theatre gongs go to Foxton Little Theatre


The Foxton Little Theatre cast of Home Land, from top left, Mike Pyefinch as Paul Mason, Sophie Taylor as Sophie Mason, Matt Kilsby-Halliday as Graeme Taylor, Petrina Paxie as Trish Taylor, Carl Terry as Ken Taylor and Polly Pyefinch as Denise Mason.

LISA COLLINSON

The Foxton Little Theatre forged of House Land, from prime left, Mike Pyefinch as Paul Mason, Sophie Taylor as Sophie Mason, Matt Kilsby-Halliday as Graeme Taylor, Petrina Paxie as Trish Taylor, Carl Terry as Ken Taylor and Polly Pyefinch as Denise Mason.

Two Horowhenua troupes have received huge on the regional theatre awards. 

Bouquets for theatre excellence throughout 30 classes had been offered on the Palmerston North Convention and Operate Centre on Friday night time.

Foxton Little Theatre, one of many area’s smaller teams, collected third of them for 3 productions. 

The group’s wide-ranging accolades included greatest play for House Land, greatest director Carl Terry (Butterflies Are Free), greatest feminine actor Allie Clifford (Butterflies Are Free) and greatest male actor Carl Terry (House Land).

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Foxton additionally produced the premiere of Gone To Seed, which received recognition as one of the best new New Zealand full-length play for Dunedin playwright Tim Hambleton.

Levin Little Theatre picked up seven awards for its manufacturing of Shrek the Musical, together with greatest musical. 

Palmerston North productions of Antony and Cleopatra, Avenue Q, Alice in Wonderland Jr, Les Miserables, The Wedding ceremony Singer, Spring Awakening and Mamma Mia! additionally picked up awards.

Nominated throughout the greater than 30 efficiency, artistic and technical classes, the 140 finalists had been assessed by a voluntary panel who, throughout 2019, evaluated 27 productions by 17 theatre teams primarily based between Feilding and Levin.

Convenor Sheridan Hickey stated anybody who made the “Theatre Lovers” nomination checklist might really feel extraordinarily happy concerning the high quality of their work. 

Hosted by improv performers SpontaneoUS, particular company included Palmerston North MP Iain Lees-Galloway, mayor Grant Smith and deputy mayor Tangi Utikere.

They had been joined by playmarket director Jonathan Hendry, from Wellington; Daniel Clarkson, the UK author and director of Centrepoint’s Potted Potter; and Mel Cook dinner, UK director for the 2020 Summer time Shakespeare manufacturing of Twelfth Evening.