We have some extremely talented drama and theatrical societies in North Canterbury who are constantly coming up with musicals, shows and comedies to keep us entertained all year round. Keep an eye on this page for the most up to date list of shows in the Waimakariri.
12 - 15 July 2017
A stage musical version of the historical tale of Robin Hood. Complete with stage combat and, archery and juggling, this tale of medieval mayhem will please young and old as they explore the real story of Robin Hood, Prince John, the Sheriff of Nottingham and Maid Marion.
Staged by the Intermediate and Senior students of the Hartley School of Performing Arts, the show includes a mix of modern rock and timeless music, several different musical theatre dance styles, and a range of characters from serious to hilarious. The school prides itself on creating exciting and artistic costumes, matched with colourful scenery and interesting special effects so be prepared when you venture into Sherwood Forest!
21 July 2017
MulletMan, named after his beautiful haircut, thrills audiences with a dazzling display of circus mastery. A highly entertaining, and very funny show performed with oodles of charm, as well as having a talent for juggling and uni-cycle-riding, that is a joy to behold.
MulletMan has been entertaining in and around NZ, Australia, Asia, the United Kingdom and the Arab Emirates since 1994, at hundreds of festivals, functions, corporate gigs, cruise ship lines and variety cabaret stages. He is an endearing international performer based in the South Island of New Zealand. His award winning shows are a seductive style of genuine comedy with skilful, circus stunts. MulletMan has a particularly good Festival Style Street Show. Amongst his peers worldwide, MulletMan's show is considered very strong and robust.
28 July 2017
From the creators of 2016 hit Mr and Mrs Alexander: Sideshows and Psychics...
Ladies and gentlemen, step right up as Rollicking Entertainment turns up the heat to celebrate seven of the most notorious stunts in carny folklore. A nail-biting and naughty experience brings you the freakiest side of circus, magic and sideshow.
Chainsaw juggling, walking on broken glass and other famous feats are performed along with the stories of how they came to be. Come laugh, gasp and cheer - the carnival is in town! Exciting, terrifying and genuinely funny, join the dastardly duo of real life husband and wife Lizzie Tollemache and David Ladderman for what could be the last hour of their lives... Yay!
28 November 2017
Saturday Night Fever is the iconic coming-of-age story of young Tony Manero who learns the value of life in 1970s Brooklyn. This contemporary retelling of the classic story captures the energy, passion and life-changing moments that have thrilled movie audiences since 1977.