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The Man – stand-up comedy from the edge

“The Man is a modern jester who holds court in the park and reaches out to his fellow citizens by questioning everything,” says the unnamed comedian/actor behind The Man. Inspired by London's Speakers' Corner, The Man blends stand-up and theatre in the recreation of a bystander's memory as it replays in front of the audience.

The Man, Evolution Theatre, 75 Disraeli St, Friday, January 31, 7.30pm. Tickets $23 from eventfinda at https://tinyurl.com/yx6lyok5

Mozart's Requiem – singers sought

You've seem the movie Amadeus, you've heard the soundtrack, you dug the Requiem in D minor bit the most but you're interested in exploring the architecture in Mozart's mass. Now is your chance. On Tuesday, the Gisborne Choral Society embarks on rehearsals for the company's May production of the work and seeks singers.

Interested sopranos, altos, tenors and basses call Gisborne Choral Society president Mary-Jane Richmond at 021 022 08249.

Get Mat to the Globe

Help get Gisborne actor Mat Hatten to London's Globe Theatre by supporting It's Showtime, a musical feast featuring top singing talent backed by Tahi Paenga on grand piano and lush pre-recorded arrangements on guitar, as well as drums.

Mat was selected as one of the 24 actors who make up the Young Shakespeare Company which will be part of a once-in-a-lifetime experience that in July includes three weeks of workshops, talks, Q&A sessions with actors and directors; behind the scene tours of the Globe, Rose and National Theatre; rehearsals and a performance on the Globe stage.

It's Showtime, Lawson Field Theatre, Saturday February 1, 7pm. Tickets $27.50, available from Gisborne iSite or ticketek.

Stand up comedian known only as The Man