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Taking Leave

Written by Nagle Jackson

Directed by Jo Scobie

In the middle of the night Elliot Pyrne, Professor of English Literature is packing what he thinks is a suitcase and leaving what he thinks is a hotel. In the early stages of Alzheimers he is taking leave of the real world. Filled with the often farcical behaviour that goes with the disease, this is a poignant yet heart-warming journey of Elliot and his daughters as they navigate the emotional struggle with the decision to put him in a home.

FRIDAY 15TH NOVEMBER - SATURDAY 7TH DECEMBER 2019

Every Thursday Friday and Saturday at 8pm

Matinee Sunday 24th November

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The cast and crew from 'Out Of Space' had an absolute blast (pun intended) performing our annual pantomime! 

It was a full on, entirely fulfilling 4 days packed with performances. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we had the pleasure of entertaining our local school students with two performances each day. As well as teo performances on Saturday for the local community. We love being able to bring live theatrical performances to the local youth and hearing all their cheering for the good guys and booing at the baddies and interacting with the cast after a show is such a highlight for so many of us. 

Friday had us performing our bonus 'Starships for Starship' fundraiser show, where all ticket sales and proceeds will be used to purchase Lego sets to benefit Starship Child Health. We are so grateful to everyone that came along and supported this performance, especially to our 5 Gold Sponsors - Manukau Service Station (Cnr Manukau and Subway Rd Pukekohe),Campbell Tyson,  Bells Fitness, Allium Solutions Ltd and Mitre10 Mega Pukekohe. Final numbers are still coming in, so watch this space! 

Pantomime has always been Waiuku Theatre's way of finding the young talent in our area. Getting them involved in theatre, and helping support them as they become amazing actors and actresses. Many of the Backstage performers who you all know and love once started out on the pantomime stage, with many of them still doing it!

 

Last year Waiuku Theatre Group lost one of it's brightest young stars, and from this Waiuku Theatre Group has decided to make what we call the "Brightest Star Award", a beautiful trophy to be annually awarded to the young person most deserving.

 

This year the award went to Danniella Bell, a brilliant and talented young actress whose infectious smile always lights up those around her. She is always one of the first to rehearsals and always one of the last to leave, helping at working bees, helping with make up before shows, with a seemingly boundless energy from the moment she steps through the doors to well after she has left! She delivered a knock out perfomance as Bob the Minion this year, and watching her character grow as the rehearsals went was brilliant! Well done Danni, you deserve it! 2019s Brightest Star!

Cast and Crew of Out Of Space  - A Pantomime

Liam Hagenson: Writter & Director 'Out Of Space' with the heart of DubTeeGee - a Ruby 

Danniella Bell: 2019 Brightest Star Winner