SHARE
Celebrating local talent . . . The Waimate Regent Theatre Trust's Dixie Boraman says the variety concert is a celebration of local talent. PHOTO: GUS PATTERSON

The Waimate Regent Theatre Trust’s upcoming variety concert will deliver just that – variety.

Bagpipers, singers, dancers and various other Waimate-based performers will all take to the theatre’s stage on November 7.

The concert was initially planned for March this year, but had to be cancelled due to Covid-19, organising committee member Dixie Boraman said.

“It’s just a way of sharing the theatre and giving local talent a chance to perform on the stage,” Mrs Boraman said.

“I felt sorry for the performers doing all the hard work and it getting cancelled.

“But everyone has been marvellous, and really keen.”

Many movies had been delayed or not released in theatres this year, so it was a good time to use the stage, she said.

“It’s nice to be able to use the theatre again – we are thrilled to bits to be able to.”

The concert would begin with a rendition of the national anthem, which would have been normal for events when the theatre first opened in 1956, she said.

Much hard work was going on ahead of the show, and Mrs Boraman thanked the committee and performers for their efforts.

“They are amateur performers but it will be a professional-looking show with all the lights and sound.”

Tickets are available from Parkers in Waimate.