Scared Scriptless: Southland Edition

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Arts Murihiku in association with The Court Jesters presents

Scared Scriptless: Southland Edition

A cast of quick-thinking improvisers work with no scripts or safety nets, turning audience suggestions into a fast-paced, furiously funny interactive comedy extravaganza.  Songs, scenes, sketches and skits are conjured from thin air with hilarious results.

Scared Scriptless combines fast-paced, off-the-cuff theatre with just the right amount of audience interaction and the Court Jesters’ own brand of razor-sharp wit. 
Whether it's the charm and fun of their family-friendly early show or their cheeky no-holds-barred late show make sure to come see why Scared Scriptless has run weekly in Christchurch for the last twenty-eight years!

Two shows

6.00pm Family show, duration 75 min

8.30pm Adult show, duration 75 min

Red Leap Theatre - Dust Pilgrim

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An intimate yet epic tale of one woman’s fght for freedom in a world where dreams and premonitions are as real as the wind.

From the award-winning company that brought you The Arrival and Paper Sky comes the highly anticipated new work by Red Leap Theatre: Dust Pilgrim A Tale of Freedom.

Embracing their innovative visual style and inspired by the limitless imaginings of magic realism, this highly physical performance will capture your imagination and heart.

The Maori Sidesteps


Macaulay Mazda in association with Tikapa Productions would like to bring you

The Maori Sidesteps

Get ready for a night of hilarity as The Ma-ori Sidesteps turn some of your favourite songs on their head in a mix of satirical skits and crooning goodness.
The newest and hottest Ma-ori showband on the entertainment scene is fresh from a successful web-series, where one of their music videos has amassed over one million views. Festival folk up and down the country have been raving!

Starring some of New Zealand’s best entertainers, Cohen Holloway, Rob Mokaraka, Jamie McCaskill, Jerome Leota and Erroll Anderson, these hard-case Ma-ori fullas will give you and your mates the BEST night out!  

Duration: 90 minutes plus interval

Kokako's Song

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Birdlife Productions presents: Kokako’s Song 

A Southland Arts Festival presentation

With beautifully handcrafted life-sized puppetry and live music, Kokako’s Song is a little show with a big heart, suitable for ages 2-8. 

Searching for her dog, six-year old Angel finds herself lost in the forest where she has a delightful encounter with a real live kokako (or is that really her Granddad dressed up in disguise?). Perhaps this strange bird with the haunting song and black facemask might actually be a Superhero

Kokako’s Song reminds us all that the creatures of the bush, many of them endangered, are special and should be treasured.

The children's giggling then shouting becomes louder and louder as Mrs Kokako gropes in her kete for munchies and produces spiders, grasshoppers and other wriggly creatures which one by one escape her. Theatreview


Thursday 17th May 2018 11.00am and 6.00pm

Songs for Nobodies

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McDowall Print in association with Ali-Cat Productions
Songs for Nobodies Starring Ali Harper 
By Joanna Murray-Smith, directed by Ross Gumbley 
A Court Theatre Production as part of the Southland Arts Festival 

Ali is back!

After wowing audiences with A Doris Day Special, Legendary Divas and Bombshells, Ali Harper is back in a new, critically-acclaimed one-woman play. 

Everyone has a story, whether they are a Somebody or a Nobody. 

Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Maria Callas touch the lives of five every-day women, resulting in stories of life-changing encounters

 ... truly astonishing acting and singing tour-de-force.Harper hits a new high note.The Christchurch Press

 Songs for Nobodies is an exquisite evening out. Experience it while you can.Theatreview 


Saturday 19th May 2018

2.30pm and 7.30pm

Theatre Duration: 90 mins, no interval


Phone: (03) 218 7188



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