The Hawkins Theatre – Papakura is looking forward to the start of its new season on February 1, with the coming months bringing a whole host of events and films to the venue. The Papakura theatre is certain that readers will find something to appeal to all tastes, whether it’s a New Zealand or International film, a music concert, theatre show, comedy night or the ballet.
Film lovers will be pleased to know that the Hawkins Theatre has been given the green light to screen Rialto films,. In February the theatre will screen two great New Zealand films, The Insatiable Moon starring Rawiri Paratene (Whale Rider) and After The Waterfall starring Outrageous Fortune’s Antony Starr, as well as the British comedy hit from last year’s International Film Festival, Four Lions.
February also sees the welcome return of psychic medium Jeanette Wilson in her show Spirit Messages, where she passes on messages that audience members thought they would never hear. Also making a return is the bi-monthly comedy night Laugh Out Loud – Papakura hosted by Billy T James Award winning comedian Mike Loder.
Joining Mike will be 4 top comedians from the Auckland circuit; Jarred Fell, Justine Smith, Tarun Mohanbhai and Irene Pink.
The Hawkins is also very pleased to welcome back the Royal New Zealand Ballet with their TOWER Tutus on Tour in March, which sold out the last time it came to Papakura. Tickets are selling quickly so the theatre advises that people book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
After the success of last season’s music events such as Batucada Sound Machine and the Queen City Big Band’s Legends of Swing, the theatre has more concerts lined up. The Sons of Zion are set to perform and the Queen City Big Band returns with a new concert, Legends of Jazz, featuring the music of Frank Sinatra.
The theatre also has a multitude of other events from children’s theatre, an Auckland Festival event Passing Wind with Linsay Pollok and a wide variety of hirer’s shows. All the events are in the new Hawkins Theatre Events Guide which can be downloaded from the website www.hawkinstheatre.co.nz or by picking up a copy from the theatre.