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Seasons

Date: 8 Apr - 21 Dec 2017
Venue: The PumpHouse


Date: Mon 24 Jul 2017 At: 4:00PM
Venue: PumpHouse Education
Prices: $100.00


Another Shoreside Theatre Mid-Winter Murder Mystery Thriller

Agatha Christie can hold the theatre spellbound when nearly every character is a plausible suspect. Only the dead are above suspicion.

An advertisement appears in the personal columns of a local newspaper announcing a murder will take place at the house known as Little Paddocks.
But it’s not a prank. More deaths take place.
Miss Marple and a detective must work their way through a house full of suspects. Nothing is ever as straight forward as it would seem but the clues to the murderer are carefully placed throughout the action.

Date: Thu 27 Jul - Sat 5 Aug 2017
Venue: The PumpHouse
Prices: $18.00 to $27.50


Rangitoto College Senior Shakespeare 2017 presents William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure

This exciting production sees an ensemble cast of Rangitoto College’s talented senior students, directed by Allan Roberts, explore injustice, hypocrisy and the challenge of inflexible virtue combined in Shakespeare’s most searching exploration of sexual politics and social justice.

Measure for Measure marks the tenth Rangitoto College Senior Shakespeare production directed by Allan Roberts and the fifth at The PumpHouse Theatre.
Students with a passion for Shakespeare eagerly audition each year to be a part of the Senior Shakespeare ensemble. They do it not for grades, but for the love of performing the Bard’s works and the overall challenge of the production experience.

Date: Thu 10 Aug - Sat 12 Aug 2017
Venue: The PumpHouse
Prices: $10.00 to $15.00


When Greg makes a seemingly harmless comment about his girlfriend Steph’s “regular” looking face, the information gets back to Steph and sends their relationship over the deep end. Married Couple Carly (Steph’s Best friends) and Kent (Greg’s Best Friend) are pulled in for the ride. We see each of them deal with the pressures of what it means to be ‘pretty’, and observe how they manage the infidelity, betrayal and deceit that creeps into their lives

Staring:
Louisa Hutchinson as “Steph”
Zane Fleming as “Greg”
Emma Carr as “Carly”
Johnny Light as “Kent”

“The best new Broadway play of the season” – Time
“Insightful and absorbing” – Timeout
“Ferociously funny” – Bloomberg
“Brutally entertaining” – Variety

Date: Sat 19 Aug - Sat 26 Aug 2017
Venue: The PumpHouse
Prices: $22.00 to $30.00


Let us take you on a musical trip around the world. Our very talented musical director Alex Eichelbaum will be your tour guide as we take you ‘Out of Africa’ to ‘An American in Paris’, stopping over for some Arabian Nights with Tchaikovsky’s ‘Scheherazade’ and travelling through a variety of musical styles before returning home to NZ with the lovely ‘Hine e Hine’.
The band will also be joined on stage by some very special guest artists.


What is a Concert Band?

A Concert Band is essentially an orchestra without the strings (with one exception - the Double Bass). The instruments include Flutes, Clarinets, Oboes, Bassoons, Trumpets, Trombones, Baritones, Horns, Tubas, Saxophones, Percussion and of course the Double Bass.
The North Shore Concert Band was formed nearly 40 years ago to create opportunities for people in the community to make and perform music together. We have a diverse membership from students to octogenarians, and a number of founding members are still going strong.
We perform around six times per year in a variety of venues, but the musical highlight on our calendar is always our annual concert at The PumpHouse Theatre, which we have been doing for at least twenty years, probably longer.
Our current Musical Director is Alex Eichelbaum.

Date: Sun 3 Sep 2017 At: 2:00PM
Venue: The PumpHouse
Prices: $13.00 to $18.00


Broken Quill Theatre presents a modern musical adaptation of Shakespeare's classic tragedy set to a contemporary Pop-Punk score, performed by a live band. Romeo and Juliet, two angst-filled teenagers, fall in love despite the disapproval of their parents. They go on a rampage of teenage rebellion before their love story is cut short with a tragic end. The life and deaths of our star-cross'd lovers are told through songs by My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Evanescence and many other artists from the "Emo" era.

This production is perfect for secondary school Drama students and will come with a study resource pack if required.

Date: Thu 7 Sep - Sat 16 Sep 2017
Venue: The PumpHouse
Prices: $15.00 to $25.00


by JOY COWLEY
adapted for the stage by TIM BRAY
additional songs by CHRISTINE WHITE

Presented by Tim Bray Productions – Auckland’s leading theatre for children.

Date: Sat 23 Sep - Sat 14 Oct 2017
Venue: The PumpHouse
Prices: $12.00 to $30.00


by JOY COWLEY
adapted for the stage by TIM BRAY
additional songs by CHRISTINE WHITE

Enjoy the fun of Mrs Wishy Washy and help Brya and her family in their fight against Leukaemia. 100% of the profit from ticket sales to this performance goes to Brya. Find out more at https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/bryabickfordsfund

Presented by Tim Bray Productions – Auckland’s leading theatre for children.

Date: Sat 30 Sep 2017 At: 10:30AM
Venue: The PumpHouse
Prices: $22.00 to $25.00


Two

Tadpole Productions brings you this clever play for two actors by well known English actor and playwright, Jim Cartwright. Set in an rundown “local” pub it takes the audience through a spectrum of human emotion, giving intimate insights into the lives of the colourful pub regulars.

The two actors play fourteen characters, from the bantering and bickering publican and his wife to a womanising would-be Lothario and his long suffering girlfriend. There’s the ‘other woman’, hiding behind her sunglasses, trying to drum up courage to confront her married lover; the old man who takes quiet comfort in his memories of his late wife; the fat couple who come to the pub to eat crisps and watch TV; while a buttoned up headmistress type reveals her secret lust for “big men”. In a series of sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant, yet always incredibly human vignettes, each character or couple reflects fragments of ourselves as the play mines the depths of human experience.

“Brilliantly, surrealistically and comically poetic” Sunday Times, London

“There are laughter and tears along the way in this emotional rollercoaster” Manchester Evening News

“Warmly comic” Sydney Morning Herald



Date: Thu 26 Oct - Sun 5 Nov 2017
Venue: The PumpHouse
Prices: $25.00 to $39.00


Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band bring blues, ballads, banter and bling to your Friday night.

Wellington based Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band are dynamic, masterful and all about entertainment.

Collins, who is known for being an engaging front woman, likes to move between ballsy blues and soulful ballads, making them her own. You'll no doubt hear a little Nina Simone, a little Etta James and Laura's take on some unsuspecting men.
Laura says "Blues comes straight from the heart and that’s just how I like it, it’s accessible, joyful, heart full music and not only that it makes me want to move – what’s not to like?”

Laura's band are all long-time players in the Wellington and National music scene. Wayne Mason well-known singer songwriter, also one hell of a fine boogie piano player ‘firing it up’ on their behalf. Think Fats Domino, think Dr John, think Professor Longhair and you’ll be in the right honky tonk.

John O’Connor, a masterful, pedal-free guitarist who’s played with everyone along the way, from BB King to Kiri Te Kanawa. In the engine room George Barris on warm upright bass (in his early days part of Highway) is joined by Pete Cogswell on the ‘back porch’ drums.

“Having a pulled-back rhythm section just allows us to be lower volume and bring a really warm vocal led sound. We’ll still make you want to dance though, this band just swings.”

Let the Back Porch Blues Band add some heat to your Friday night.



Date: Fri 10 Nov 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The PumpHouse
Prices: $22.00 to $25.00


by TIM BRAY
songs by CHRISTINE WHITE

Presented by Tim Bray Productions – Auckland’s leading theatre for children.

Date: Mon 11 Dec - Thu 21 Dec 2017
Venue: The PumpHouse
Prices: $12.00 to $25.00