What’s On

What’s On

NAT is open!

ORANGE means they trust us to play nicely and responsibly:

We’re kind of back to normal –

BAR is open
Capacity is back to full
Distancing, Checkin, Vacc Passes are not required.

MASKS are STRONGLY encouraged. Please remember those that may need to more closely protect themselves and their whanau. Be courteous and considerate, and wear your mask when arriving and moving about the space. You can take it off when you are seated and enjoying a beverage!

And as always remember your personal hygiene and please use the hand sanitiser frequently (this was totally a thing before 2020, I swear!).


Improsaurus Presents:
Les Improsaurus!

9PM Fri 20 May
$20/$15
doorsales only; bar and doors from 830pm

OHOHO, LET’S DO IT AGAIN!

We LOVED seeing all your wonderful faces again at our last show, and you all seemed very excited when we announced that our next one would be a MUSICAL. So here we are…

The second show of the season is: LES IMPROSAURUS! 

If you love uplifting tales, emotional journeys, and music so good it’ll make you sob – then this is the one for you!

Bring a handkerchief for the tears and your inhaler for the laughs. There’s truly no telling where this one could go! 


Matt and Ben
by Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers

Presented by dollhouse

7PM Thurs 26 – Sat 28 May
2PM Sat 28 May
$20/$15/$TYL!
events.humanitix.com/matt-and-ben/tickets

Written by Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers

Matt & Ben depicts its Hollywood golden boys, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, before J-Lo, before Gwyneth, before Project Greenlight, before Oscar…before anyone actually gave a damn. When the screenplay for Good Will Hunting drops mysteriously from the heavens, the boys realize they’re being tested by a Higher Power.

Matt & Ben is a warm, hilarious and often surreal comedy about two childhood friends, their breakthrough hit, and a lot of Good Will.

Winner! 2002 NY International Fringe Festival
Best Overall Performance

An amateur production by special arrangement of Samuel French Ltd. and NZ Play Bureau.


SPECIAL DOUBLE HEADER

Gaslight Me – return season

presented by Late Bloomers

730PM Weds1 – Thurs 2 June
$20/$15
www.trybooking.co.nz/KCU

After a sell-out season at Dunedin Fringe Festival 2022 – Gaslight Me is back! Another look at yourself that you might not be prepared for… Gaslight Me is a one-person show, devised by two queer theatre practitioners from Ōtepoti. An exploration of the lies we tell ourselves and others, this piece uses psychology and comedy hand in hand to expose the inner workings of past relationships with family, friends and lovers.

“Colombo’s honest character is charmingly comical” – Theatreview 

Comedy Bites
with Harriet & co.

9PM Weds 1 – Thurs 2 June
$20/$15

http://www.trybooking.co.nz/KEC

A snappy sixty minutes of sass, stand-up and schtick starring local personality Harriet Moir and a small selection of exceptional comedians.

Allow Harriet to spice up your mid week and sink your teeth into a different line up each night.

Comedy Bites features local comedy legends Jonathan Falconer, Marea Colombo, Roland Polenso and Simon McKinney.

Directly following the return season of Gaslight Me, Comedy Bites will round off your night of entertainment like a delicious dessert.


Badong – James Roque

7PM Thurs 16 June
$20
https://www.trybooking.co.nz/JXE

You may have seen him on TV (Have You Been Paying Attention, The Masked Singer NZ, The NZ Comedy Gala, 7 Days), now catch the Filipino stepson of NZ Comedy live!

Ever since he was a little kid, James has always been called by his family by his Filipino nickname “Badong”. Now, after turning 30, he asks the question – is it time to retire the name?

A brand new hour of laughs from one of NZ’s top comedians about growing up and finding joy in adulthood.

Finalist – 2019 Fred Award For Best Show – NZ International Comedy Festival

“My favourite show of the festival” – Metro Mag NZ

“Bold, unflinching… 4 stars” – NZ Herald


Hysterical

630PM Fri 17 June, Sat 18 June
$20/$15
https://www.trybooking.co.nz/JXE

Women are frequently told they are too emotional – too hysterical – to be taken seriously, to be leaders of countries and companies, to be believed when pointing to their own hurt. Hysterical challenges these myths with poetry that confronts body politics, systemic sexism, and weeping uncontrollably in the supermarket.

Witness Hysterical on its nation-wide tour, as internationally acclaimed poets Carrie Rudzinski and Olivia Hall reunite after the success of their previous show How We Survive.

Rudzinski is an award-winning poet, published author, and teaching artist and Hall is a celebrated poet and performer with a Masters in Gender Studies.

Hysterical intertwines social issues and personal stories to create a performance that is both confronting and accessible, powerful and needed. By weaving their voices together in duet, Rudzinski and Hall deliver a powerhouse performance encouraging the audience to laugh, cry, and experience emotion together.

Fierce, feminist, and fulfilling, Hysterical celebrates the multitudes of women and will leave you feeling empowered and alive. Come celebrate the hysteria in all of us.

Praise for previous show How We Survive:

“If you’ve ever wanted to feel empowered, heartbroken, and loved all at once, then Olivia Hall and Carrie Rudzinski‘s How We Survive is the show for you!” – 13th Floor

“Successfully falling short of perfection, Hall and Rudzinski have created a near-masterpiece of imperfection – a window into the specific worlds of two women, raw flaws on show, unabashed and rightfully unapologetic.” – Theatre Scenes