When the lights dim at Riverlea Theatre, Hamilton on Tuesday 12 August it will be for a very special reason.
The evening’s performance of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ is a charity one for True Colours Children’s Health Trust.
True Colours provides counselling, nurse care and education for children who are seriously ill or living with a life-limiting illness, their siblings, family and whanau. The charity receives no government funding and is reliant solely on community funding.
Jenni Murphy-Scanlon, a strategic consultant to True Colours, who is the production manager for Little Shop of Horrors said the cast were really looking forward to the evening, which would also include a lucky ticket draw.
“We always enjoy entertaining the audience, particularly with a show like Little Shop of Horrors, but being able to perform in a show where all profits go to charity makes it extra special,” she said.
Cynthia Ward, nurse specialist and CEO of True Colours Children’s Health Trust, said the True Colours team, including some of the families currently being cared for, were looking forward to the evening. “We use a lot of art and music therapy in our work so to have a performance of Little Shop of Horrors dedicated to True Colours is really fitting. We’re extremely grateful to everyone involved as the proceeds we receive will be of great value to the children we care for.”
True Colours celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and to date has cared for over 1,000 children in the greater Waikato region.
Tickets to the charity performance are available directly from True Colours.
For more information, visit: www.truecolours.org.nz
Little Shop of Horrors
A special charity performance for True Colours Children’s Health Trust
Tuesday 12 August, 7.30pm (please arrive by 7pm)
Riverlea Theatre, 85 Riverlea Road, Hillcrest, Hamilton
$30 per ticket, includes lucky ticket draw
Bookings: True Colours, 07 839 4800