PSA: CHRISTMAS AT THE BEEHIVE
Writer: James Nokise
Director: Anya Tate-Manning
Producer: Mary Laine
Hair of the Dog Productions
at BATS Theatre, Wellington
From 22 Nov 2012 to 1 Dec 2012
Reviewed by: John Smythe;
IT'S CHRISTMAS AT THE BEEHIVE... AND ALL IS NOT WELL
With the National Government trying to end the year on a high after a tough year of bad press, their preparations for are in full swing for the parliamentary dinner. Labour are in the final stages of planning their Santa Tour of New Zealand and the Greens are still trying to decide if celebrating the commercialism of Christmas is in line with their parties philosophy.
However, everything starts to unravel when a sudden spiritual reckoning visits New Zealand.
After a sold out season in the NZ International Comedy Festival, Public Service Announcements returns to BATS Theatre for its Christmas season with an all-star cast including the return of Allen Henry as Winston Peters.
This up-to-date political satire comedy show will give you an enlightening inside look into the parliamentary process as all of your favourite (and not so favourite) Politian's prepare for the Christmas period.
‘…bought continual waves of laughter from the audience to make this a laugh-a-minute show a great piece of political satire and very entertaining.' - Ewan Coleman, The Dominion Post.
Directed by Chapman Tripp winner Rachel More Henry and Anya Tate-Manning and written by renowned local comedian James Nokise.
WHEN: 22nd of November – 1st December 2012 9:00pm
Winston Peters: Allan Henry
David Lange: Phil Grieve
Robert Muldoon: Brian Sergent
John Key: David Lawrence
Bill English: Alex Greig
Paula Bennett: Johanna Cosgrove
Hekia Parata: Salesi Le'ota
Chris Finlayson: Jack Sergent-Shadbolt
Nikki Kaye: Kate McGill/Jean Sergent
Todd McClay: Hayden Frost
David Shearer: Simon Leary
David Parker: Thom Adams
David Cunliffe: Paul McLaughlin
Jacinda Ardern: Anya Tate-Manning
Grant Robertson: Andrew Paterson
Su'a William Sio: Asalemo Tofete
Kanwal Singh Bakshi: Ahi Karunaharan
Tariana Turia: Bryony Skillington
Pita Sharples: Salesi Le'ota
Metiria Turei: Anya Tate-Manning
Russel Norman: Aidan Weekes
Hone Harawira: Asalemo Tofete
Celia Wade-Brown: Kate McGill/Jean Sergent
The Pope: Hayden Frost
Plus special guests ...
Consulting Director: Rachel Henry
Production Assistant: Rebecca Lockhart
Technician/Stage Manager: Ashlyn Smith