Program for 2017


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19th August:

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This political stand-up show will cover Kanye, White Privilege, freedom of speech, Trump, NZ politics, David Bain, and The Stuff comments section AKA the worst place in the world.His revolutionary quantity over quality approach is “licensed to thrill”. Boy oh boy, this is bound to be one of the shows in the year!“The most unfunny comedian since Seinfeld” – Ivan Lloyd, Facebook“Almost as bad as Reece Darbie and Flight of the Concords” – Kiwilad, Stuff.co.nz commenter 

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TICKETS:
  • General Admission: $22.50
  • Students/Old People: $14.00
  • “I’m broke af! Admission: $10.00

 


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  • September: No Show Planned
  • 13th October:

Andrew London Trio

image - CopyI wish to thank you, Kirsten, and Nils for the magnificent light entertainment that your Trio provides.  You certainly had the audience captured on Saturday evening – no one wanting to leave early and plenty of foot and finger tapping going on. Probably all of those present could relate to your various songs in one way or another.  A thoroughly enjoyable conclusion to our evening.
Peter Blackler, Menzshed, Kapiti, March 2014
Recent review from Downbeat USA:
This New Zealand-based group – songwriter Andrew London on vocals and vintage archtop guitar, with his wife, Kirsten, on bass and Nils Olsen playing redds and flute – knows how to turn on the charm. Their sound sticks to the playful, breezy blues, pop, jazz and country of pre-1940 America. London’s blithely nonchalant singing delivery reaches high levels of poise and affability while imparting witty lyrics that would draw quiet laughs of agreement from Mose Allison and Dave Frishberg. With tongue firmly lodged in cheek. London fesses up to all sorts of things, delivering the engaging blues for which the album is named. 

Read our first review courtesy of Eddie O’Strange from Hutt Radio:
Andrew London‘s new CD is a rare creature for a New Zealand album … it’s a keeper. “Middle Class White Boy Blues” is a master-class in songwriting, in performance, in arranging, and recording.
14 original songs (plus one by Nils Olsen), some re-worked, some brand new ones. Having them all together as one set, reinforces his stature as one of New Zealand’s classiest songwriters – ever. And funniest. And cleverist. And so skilfully created one forgets that it’s unusual to hear quality local songs actually written for grown-ups.
The songs are at their best in this “Andrew London Trio” setting. Of course, Andrew’s unrivalled storytelling delivery, with his smooth “can-sing-anything” voice, is even more compelling within this intimate presentation.
Andrew London: guitar
Nils Olsen: sax, clarinet, flute
Kirsten London: bass
A cryptic description would be “acoustic swing”. But it covers quite a lot of musical landscapes. There’s the fun and sophistication of a Noel Coward, the stealth of a Dave Frishberg or Tom Lehrer, and free-range melodies so natural they come with their their own SatNav. Let’s face it, whoever can come up with a sneaky, acceptable rhyme for “Sumatra” has every right to sit at the top table.’

http://www.andrewlondon.co.nz


  • November Maungatapu Murders
  • December Sound of Music sing along

June Update

Time to give you some news from the Little Theatre Management team;

Local business sponsorship is really encouraging, with much support continuing, from all business sectors.

We are currently finding and booking shows that will add to the other attractions our town has to offer, and put Picton Little Theatre firmly back on the entertainment map.

Meanwhile the venue carries on as the headquarters for Table Tennis every Tuesday from 10 am to 12 midday. The cost is $3 and if the tea lady/man turns up, there is even a cuppa half way through. Need any further information give Chris Davies a call on 573 8131 – otherwise just turn up on Tuesday and make yourself known.

wp-1496826727454.Picton Wine Club (pictonwineclub.co.nz) are meeting on the first Friday of each month and enjoy the atmosphere that the Theatre brings. Over the years they have assisted with donations that have gone towards improving the facility and we value their ongoing support. Contact James Wilson 573 6334 for more information on the Wine Club.

The Little Theatre is a versatile venue as is demonstrated by another of our long term hirers, The Picton Scottish Country Dance Club, which meets every Wednesday night for most of the year. Dianne Gullery – phone 573 7784 would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in finding out more details.

We are of course always on the lookout for people interested in the Stage, be it Drama, Musicals, Pantomime, Acting, Directing, Sound and Lighting or any other aspect of the Theatre.

Appreciate your support,

Don McDonald


Theatre in Marlborough

Here are links to the other Theatre Groups active in our region.

Boathouse Theatre, Blenheim.

Havelock Theatre Company, Havelock

Marlborough Civic Theatre, Blenheim