Karen Beaumont

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Karen has been a part of the teaching profession for over thirty years. She has taught New Entrants through to Year 13 and is currently a high school English teacher. She has been a Head of English, a Head of Music and for many years was a member of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Orchestra as a Double Bass player.

In recent years Karen has helped organize English and Music Conferences for teachers, and whilst working as a Primary teacher participated in, and conducted several music festivals. She assists with House Music competitions and school shows – this year (2016) she picked up the bass again and has thoroughly enjoyed getting back into performing.

In her own time Karen is a crafter at heart, quilting, beaded jewellery and book / card making being the mainstay of her interest. She is also a keen theatre goer and makes the most of the festivals that come to the Hawke’s Bay.

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MEASURE FOR MEASURE

Dunedin, Wellington, Napier, Nelson, Hamilton, Christchurch, New Plymouth

25/06/2019 - 07/09/2019

"Beautifully balances the comic and bawdy with the serious and heartfelt..

"An absolute masterclass in comedic Shakespearian performance..

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VINCENT

Havelock North

04/10/2017 - 24/07/2019

"An exceptional performance..

"Spellbinding..

NO HOLDS BARD

Wellington, Auckland, Edinburgh, Scotland, Dunedin, Waiheke Island, Havelock North, Hamilton, Tauranga

16/05/2013 - 11/08/2018

"Cleverly written and performed with consummate skill..

"Excites and delights..

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SONGS FOR THE FALLEN

Auckland, Nelson, Havelock North, Dunedin

28/09/2016 - 13/10/2016

"Formidable team keeps up incredible pace..

"Helter-skelter spiral from abandonment..

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WHEN WE DEAD AWAKEN

Wellington, Palmerston North, Dunedin

19/02/2016 - 01/10/2016

"A rarefied atmosphere of psychological and metaphysical intrigue..

"Passion and commitment..

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Jennifer Ward-Lealand – FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN

Havelock North, Wellington

27/07/2006 - 04/11/2015

"In love again with the era, Dietrich and her voice..

"Transported with sensitivity and humour..

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MICHELE A’COURT in STUFF I FORGOT TO TELL MY DAUGHTER

Invercargill, Havelock North, Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, Bay of Islands, Nelson

27/04/2013 - 06/04/2017

"Self-deprecating, honest, forth-right, confident, grounded and bloody funny..

"Everyone leaves the theatre with a smile..

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KISS THE FISH

Nelson, Napier, Auckland, Gisborne, Christchurch, Whangarei, Wellington, New Plymouth, Tauranga, Hamilton, Kerikeri, Dunedin

10/08/2013 - 26/07/2015

"Resounding applause..

"The joke of human progress revealed..

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BOMBSHELLS

Whangarei, Auckland, Hastings, Paraparaumu, Wellington, Palmerston North, Christchurch

21/03/2007 - 15/10/2013

"Unforgettable characters, writing and performance..

"Sheer brilliance..

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