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THURS 22 OCTOBER 2020, 7:00PM

Join Carson Taare at the Globe Theatre with Gray Bartlett MBE & Mark Dennison.

Born and schooled in Palmerston North, Carson Taare started his music career at an early age and his passion for music has never stopped. Carson has performed on live television for the ‘This Is Not Who We Are’ concert at Sky City. 2019 was a busy year for Carson. He performed at the prestigious Country Music Association Festival in Nashville Tennessee, performed with the Glenn Millar Orchestra in Hamilton and Auckland, and was awarded the Pat McMinn Rising Star Award at the Variety Artist Club Awards. Carson is currently a member of the NZ Secondary Schools choir and the NZ Youth Choir and you can find him most months performing around the Manawatu at various fairs and events.

Gray Bartlett MBE needs no introduction. He was presented with the first-ever NZ International Gold Disc in March 1968 for “La Playa” which was a major hit in Japan in 1965. Gray has toured and supported many international acts including Connie Francis, Bobby Vee, The Ventures, Tom Jones, Herman’s Hermits & Michael Crawford. His awards are numerous and include NZCMA Hands of Fame 1981, Top NZ Country Band 1983, NZ Country Instrumentalist 1984 & 1986, and of course he was awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 1987 New Year Honours for services to entertainment.

Mark Dennison studied for four years in BMus and two years for Dip Jazz at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. His professional theatre credits as a musician include Annie, Anything Goes, Blood Brothers, Cabaret, Cats, Chicago, 42nd Street and many, many more. His theatre credits as a composer include Pete the Barefoot Postman (2001), Kevin the Musical (2014) and Freda Stark the Musical which is currently in development.

Together they will perform a number of original songs from Carson with a view to heading to the recording studio in the near future.

ENTRY: Tickets $22 available HERE or at the Globe Box Office


Jan Preston Trio - Piano Boogie Woman Album Tour


The Jan Preston Trio return to Palmerston North's Globe Theatre with a brand new album and tour. Tickets $27.

Jan was always drawn to the Boogie Woogie style of piano playing, made popular by Black American’s in the 1930’s. So it’s no surprise that her latest CD is called PIANO BOOGIE WOMAN, with Jan singing and playing with energy and passion in the characteristic 8-to-the-bar boogie rhythm. This is a landmark CD for Jan being her 12th solo album, recorded entirely on her own grand piano, with a protracted song writing period due to the COVID lockdown.

“I had much more listening and thinking time on this CD than any prior, and I’m very excited by the results.” says Jan. “I’m also delighted to be able to come from Sydney (via hotel isolation) to play an extensive tour of the North Island with my trio. We’ll be performing my new material as well as some music that’s been in our set for a while but not recorded until now”. The boogie groove is said to have originated from the rhythm of the steam train and Jan’s family home in Greymouth was nearby the train line. Perhaps it’s no coincidence she has an affinity with it, and plays and sings boogie woogie with such style and energy.

Musicians don’t stop because live shows do.
Through wars, pandemics, isolation and suchlike, the music plays on.
Because that’s what musicians do.
It keeps them sane.

Jan’s infectious brand of boogie piano, together with her candid humour, entertaining and energetic personaility, have found a loyal audience throughout Australia, NZ, Germany and the UK.
From a background in classical music with a long-term interest in composition and song writing, her early career began in NZ with the 1980 Hit Band Coup D’Etat. Winner of 5 music awards, Jan also composes music for film and TV (such as her sister Gaylene Preston’s film My Year With Helen) and performs side by side with the greatest contemporary boogie piano players in the world today. All Jans cd albums will be available at the shows including Piano Boogie Woman.

ENTRY: $27 available HERE or at the Globe Theatre Box Office

2020 Manawatu Jazz & Blues Festival Decanted

Andrew London & Friends

Featuring Wayne Mason & James Tait-Jamison
Tickets $25.00 available HERE or at The Globe Theatre Box Office

Blues Night
Featuring Blues Buffet - Special Guest Erna Ferry

Tickets $25.00 available HERE or at The Globe Theatre Box Office

Kevin Downings Lab Band

Featuring from Wellington the Nick Granville Power Trio

Tickets $25.00 available HERE or at The Globe Theatre Box Office

The Big Band Bash

With the Swamp City Big Band, Manawatu Jazz Club Big Band
Tickets $15.00 available HERE or at The Globe Theatre Box Office

Alliance Francasie de Palmerston North presents French Film Night - Fahim


Forced to flee his native Bangladesh, eight year-old chess prodigy Fahim arrives in Paris with his father. Refused asylum, as illegal immigrants they spiral downwards into homelessness and desperation. By a stroke of luck, Fahim is introduced to one of France’s top chess coaches, Sylvain who tutors him and gives him a sense of purpose. Fahim will be crowned France’s Under-12 Chess Champion in 2012. The film tells the story of a child who learns to live without his parents, far from home, from his roots and his language.

This movie is recommended for teenagers 12yo and more and adults.

The movie will be preceded by the prizegiving for students of Palmy Boys High who participated in the "Concours Oral" in August.

ENTRY: Free entry, donations welcome

Sunday Matinee Series presents The Tach Baroque Quartet
The Tach Baroque Quartet’s members are mostly based in Whanganui, with the exception of its leader, Roy Tankersley, who is a Palmerston North resident, and is well known in the city and in New Zealand for his work as a choral director, organist and harpsichord player.
The quartet will feature music by the eighteenth century Baroque composers Bach, Handel and Telemann. To add variety to the programme they will include music by the twentieth century composers Jacques Ibert and Robert Hinchcliffe who also wrote for ensembles featuring the harpsichord.
Catch a great concert with Ingrid Culliford (flute), Shontae Arthur (violin), Annie Hunt (cello), Roy Tankersley ) Harpsichord).
Admission by donation, recommended from $5
Please note that this concert will be held in Globe 2. The seating capacity in Globe 2 is 105 so please arrive early to guarantee your seat.
ENTRY: Admission by donation - recommended from $5

The Dauphin of Mississippi w/ Lost Bird


Two Years ago the Dauphin of Mississippi, freshly moved to Wellington via Wyoming, played the Globe on his 'North Island Charm Offensive' tour with songwriting legend Dave Dondero. The very next day he flew to Nashville to record an album that features the likes of 14-time Grammy-winner Dan Tyminski (Oh Brother, Union Station) and other current and future Nashville legends. His New Zealand Bucket list tour is the first tour promoting The Book of Vanities, 10 heartbreaking and hilarious tales of ego and self from those sessions.

He'll be accompanied by "New Zealand's Dave Rawlings," multi-instrumental virtuoso Dusty Burnell (Frank Burkitt Band, T-Bone Trio) and the brilliant and crafty Itallian Dr. Giocomo Giorli (The Infamous Bourbon Boys, The Melling Station Boys) from the hills Tuscany by way of Hawaii. With backing vocals from madame Claire Ellen Lukens.

And he's also bringing another of his favorite songwriters along, the charming and hilarious Lost BiRD (Ali Whitton) of Wellington, via the U.K.

Our plan is to make you laugh, ache, smolder, fall in love, recoil in horror, sing in public and miss everyone you've ever loved, and for these few moments we are together, to feel a part of something bigger than ourselves. There's a whole bunch of quotes at the bottom that reckons we can pull it off, so, we hope you'll join us.

Bucketlist Item: Meet new friends. My original NZ bucketlist before moving here 3 years ago simply said "Meet new friends, write a lot of songs, see some stuff, and mess with former Prime Minister Bill English (My New Neighbor!)" I did all that within my first couple months. And Denise and the great folks at the Globe were some of those new friends who said to come on back. I said I would. Now it's come time for leaving NZ, and I hope to see you guys again. Plus, your beautiful country has given me so many songs, I'd like to share some back with you face to face. At least let you vet some of the things I'll be telling the world about you.

About LOST BiRD:
Compared to Bright Eyes, Tallest Man on Earth, or Richard Thompson, Ali Whitton's songs of struggle, hope, rootlessness and giving over to abandon will charm you, unsettle you a bit, and make you laugh at your own shared humanity. Everyone always mentions he opened for Ed Sheeran's bir stadium gigs in Auckland, there was a time when Ed Sheeran used to open for him in the UK. If you've never heard LOST BiRD, well, prepare to fall in love with some songs.

Admission $20 available HERE or at the Globe Theatre Box Office
Door Sales $25

70th Anniversary of NZ's Involvement in the Korean War


A consideration of the origins and course of the war and reflections of my visit to the Demilitarized Zone in 2019.

Presenter: Dr. Ian McGibbon, ONZM (ex-Chief Historian, Ministry of Culture & Heritage)

Doors open and tea and coffee available from 5.30pm

Presentation starts at 6pm

Manawatu Theatre Society presents Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance

THURS 12, 7:30PM
FRI 13, 7:30PM
SAT 14, 7:30PM
SUN 15, 2:00PM
WED 18, 7:30PM
THURS 19, 7:30PM
FRI 20, 7:30PM
SAT 21, 7:30PM

Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera is packed full of sentimental pirates, blundering policeman, absurd adventures and improbable paradoxes.

Frederic, a pirate’s apprentice, falls head-over-heels in love with Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley. Frederic is due to be released from his apprenticeship on his 21st birthday, but there’s a snag. Born on 29 February, Frederic discovers that he is technically still a youngster. Although very much in love, his dedication to duty is unshakeable. Can he find a way to live happily-ever-after with Mabel?

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $25, Group 6+ $20 each, Student (with ID) and Children (Under 18) $15

Stretch - 'Our Dreams Are Changing' Album Release Tour


‘Stretch totally captivated, the voice beautiful and soulful. Immediately the place lit up, we finished on our feet, a crowd desperate for more’ - BayBuzz

Stretch has a passion in his performance that sets shows alight. From dark-hearted ballads to roof-raising choruses, his song-writing is a bittersweet blend of folk, soul and acoustic rock’n’roll.

Having performed stunning sets at The Powerstation and Tuning Fork, opened for Damien Rice, Jeff Tweedy, Angus & Julia Stone, plus sold-out headline shows at Church Road Winery and Hawke's Bay Arts Festival; Stretch can be counted as one of New Zealand's most captivating musical talents.

'Jaws drop to this sound, a class act from master musicians, we were transported' - The Hook

Now framing this exceptional voice, is the combination of acoustic guitar and the incredible tone of a 300-year-old cello. In the hands of Paula Sugden, her cello sings with grace and power. This musical connection has brought audiences to a hush, then left them roaring for more. The combination of mesmerising performances and songwriting lead to being selected to open for Elton John in New Zealand on his last ever tour.   

This beautifully sparse and emotive sound is set to a depth of lyricism earnt from a life truly lived. With songs from the soul and a sound that transports listeners, this is life affirming music, undeniable in its impact.

‘Stretch had the crowd from the get-go, simply from his powerful performance, another triumphant night' - 13th Floor

ENTRY: $25 plus booking fee available HERE

The Comedy Hub presents Guess Who: Character Comedy


A comedy showcase with character! Featuring Doreen Van Dam, Sir Dudley Crumpet, Booth The Clown, rapper $$ B.I.L.L, and motivational speaker Guy Sanchez. MC: Russell Murphy, Private Eye

ENTRY: General Admission $15 Comedy Hub Members $10 Tickets available HERE or at the Globe Theatre Box Office

Albi & The Wolves 

SAT 21 NOVEMBER 2020, 7:30PM

Albi & The Wolves set fire to stages and fill hearts with hope with their energetic and relatable alternative indie folk songs. Chris Dent, the proud albino frontman of Albi, Pascal Roggen and Micheal Young have crated a stage show that's brimming with energy and moment to pause for reflection. 

The trio has a huge sound that is simply created by an acoustic guitar, electric violin, double bass and their three voices. Since 2014, they have gone from strength to strength touring in Australia, New Zealand and Rarotonga and in 2018 they took home the Best Folk Artist Awared at the NZVMA's. What makes this band special is the sense of community that follows them everywhere they go so whether it's connection through dance, laughter, or singing, audiences feel radiant after shows and keep coming back for more!

Tickets $25 available HERE or at The Globe Theatre Box Office

Nathan Pinkney plays violin and viola. He grew up in a musical family in Ashhurst, and completed an electrician apprenticeship before heading to Auckland University in 2017 to study violin. He is now a fulltime music student. Competition successes include being a finalist in the National Secondary School Chamber Music Competitions, and a semi-finalist at PACANZ. Tutors Kim Jin, and Donald Armstrong have been significant mentors along his musical journey. Nathan is presently studying with Stephen Larson at Auckland University and is working towards a professional chamber-music career in violin.
Nathan will be accompanied in this concert by well-known Palmerston North pianist Guy Donaldson. They will begin the programme with Schumann’s Fairy Tale Pictures for viola and piano, before playing Cesar Franck’s challenging sonata for violin and piano – one of the greatest pieces written for this combination. Also included will be Fritz Kreisler’s Caprice Viennois.
ENTRY: Admission by donation, recommended from $5

St John Fundraiser: "Nigel Latta Presents: Adventures in Parentland"

THURS 3rd DEC 2020, 7:30PM

"The St John Ambulance service in Palmerston North currently has 3 ambulances operating during the day and 2 operating at night to ensure we can provide emergency medical care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to Palmerston North and the surrounding communities. 

We need to build the new station on Willis Street to help with the increase in demand for our service. Since 2013 there has been a 20% increase in the number of call outs attended by our ambulances. Without the ambulance service in Palmerston North, we simply would not be able to respond to people with life threatening injuries or conditions and urgently dispatch the care and treatment needed. 

With your support attending this fundraising event, we can ensure that all proceeds go towards Palmerston North having a world-class Ambulance service." - St. John

Happy, healthy, confident children is something all parents want .. but getting there is sometimes a bit challenging. While we might be the same humans we've always been for the last hundred thousand years or so, the world itself has changed incredibly, and those changes are only going to speed up over the coming years.

So how do we prepare our kids for living a good life in the modern age? 

In this entertaining, challenging and thought provoking presentation, Nigel will share insights gained over a career that spans over 20 years and has taken him all over the world in search of answers to all kinds of questions. He'll cover everything from parenting basics, to helping your kids plan for the future, and dealing with issues like stress, anxiety and depression. This is an evening full of real world solutions, for real world problems.

ENTRY: Tickets $35 available HERE

The Boom Boom Room Burlesque presents Gin Palace


The Boom Boom Room Burlesque presents Gin Palace a prohibition cabaret, set in a time where the parties were bigger, the pace was faster and the morals were looser.

Starring the debonair boylesque crooner Mr Lola Illusion, and burlesque beauties Havana Ciggaro, Hollie Berry, Man's Ruin and Papillion DeVille

It's a decadent gin soaked prohibition party, that will make you forget your troubles... come join the fun... after all a little party never killed nobody.

One Night Only! Book Now!

ENTRY: Tickets $37 available HERE or at the Globe Theatre Box Office

Trial By Jury

SUN 6 DECEMBER, 2:30PM & 5:00PM

After a long period of lockdown, including many (many!) online rehearsals, the Light Opera Company of Khandallah, Johnsonville And Western Suburbs (The Lockjaws) are finally meeting their new director, Cynthia Fortitude. But now that the day is here, half of the cast have gone missing…No-one can find the costumes… . And the truck carrying the set has been impounded!

Director Cynthia Fortitude does her best to rally the troops - compromises will HAVE to be made!

This recipe for disaster is the genesis of our new adaptation of Trial by Jury - starring Helen Moulder as Cynthia Fortitude, opera star and the brand-new director of this eccentric
collection of players.

Written and directed by Alison Hodge, with musical direction by Michael Vinten.

Don't miss this completely original take on an old favourite!

Adults $30
Children (Under17) & Students (with ID) $10
Tickets available HERE

Daniel Champagne

TUES 8 DECEMBER 2020, 7:30PM
FRI 11 DECEMBER 2020, 7:30PM

Due to demand a second concert has been added. Original tickets from postponed April 18th show have been allocated to Friday December 11th. New show takes place on Tuesday December 8th.

The young Australian-born, Nashville based virtuoso recently described as 'the finest guitar player of this generation' has been selling out shows around the world and now brings his tour to New Zealand playing two intimate shows at The Globe Theatre on Tuesday 8th and Friday 11th December 2020

ENTRY: Tickets $25 available at the Globe Box Office

The Last 5 Years

THURS 17 DECEMBER 2020, 7:30PM
FRI 18 DECEMBER 2020, 7:30PM
SAT 19 DECEMBER 2020, 2:00PM
SAT 19 DECEMBER 2020, 7:30PM

Recheduled from original dates of May 2020 to December 2020

Three Divas and a Queen proudly presents the Last Five Years, an emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy, telling her story backwards while Jamie, tells his story chronologically.

The show has had a handful of productions in New Zealand and arrives on the Palmerston North stage for the first time ever, with only four shows. Starring local performers and musicians and proudly supported by Palmerston North Creative Communities Scheme and a number of other local businesses.

Directed by Chris McRae
Musical Direction by Danielle Grove

ENTRY: Tickets $30/$25 available HERE or at The Globe Theatre Box Office

LOLA & FRIENDS presents MIXED NUTS - Christmas Spectacular

SAT 19 DECEMBER 2020 8:00PM

Join Mr Lola Illusion and a host of his incredible friends for a night of hilarious cabaret!

MIXED NUTS is perfect for your end of year function and will thrill you with comedy, singers, dancers, burlesque and magic!

What better way to get into the silly season?

Book Now limited seats available!

ENTRY: Tickets $37 available HERE or at the Globe Box Office

Bloom Presents Adele & Amy Songbook

SUN 12 SEP 2021, 7:30PM

(Rescheduled from September 2020 to September 2021. Please check your emails if you had purchased tickets for the 2020 performance. Tickets purchased for the original show are valid for the 2021 show.)

Australia's brightest new singing star Bloom brings to you the songs of 2 amazing artists, Adele & Amy Winehouse. Both have amassed a legion of fans the world over, and have sold in excess of 20 million albums between them. Bloom will be backed by an all-star band that features James Morley, former  member of ARIA hall of fame band The Angels and current member of the Choirboys as well as members of the late Jon English Band. 

The Melbourne singer/songwriter who is highly applauded as one of Australia's greatest power vocalists will combine the two artists in one incredible show. Bloom has already garnered international acclaim and recently sang the National Anthem for the Aust/NZ Test Series. 

Back by popular demand! Returning from their soldout NZ tour in 2018.

ENTRY: Earlybird tickets $39.50, General Admission $45. Tickets available HERE or at The Globe Theatre Box Office