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Written by Barnaby Fredrick and Nic Sampson

at The Basement, Lower Greys Ave, Auckland
From 12 Dec 2012 to 22 Dec 2012

Reviewed by:  Kate Ward-SmythePaul Simei-Barton (New Zealand Herald); James Wenley (Theatre Scenes - Auckland Theatre Blog);

'Twas the morning after the night before, the night before, the night before Christmas. After a messy North Pole work party, Rudolph wakes up savagely hung-over and discovers Santa is missing.

With help from two elves, the ancient Rutgar and the vapid Chantelle, Rudolph steals the magic sleigh and starts following the clues to try and track down St Nick! Kidnapped by Kony, hiding with Wally or on the Mars with the rover, there really is no telling where Santa could be, all Rudolf and the gang know is that there's only 24 hours to save Christmas! 


All our Christmas' have come at once here at The Basement.  

It is our pleasure to announce that Kim Dotcom will be playing the role of Santa in MEGACHRISTMAS.

We met Kim at the Franklin Road lights on Friday night and he got in touch with us yesterday [3 Dec] to say he had read the script and loved it. 
"This stuff is hilarious, count me in" - Kim Dotcom 

After weeks of tweeting, letter writing, stalking and rehearsing a Kim Dotcom look-a-like... We have finally found our Santa Claus. 

From the theatre that brought you Christ Almighty, The Reindeer Monologues and Toys comes a Christmas Pantomime definitely not for the whole family. Stacked with inappropriate festive jokes and naughty Christmas Carols MEGACHRISTMAS will be a brilliant night out for all!

Basement Theatre
Lower Greys Ave, Auckland CBD
12 – 22 December 2012 – 8pm + 10.30pm Fri 21 & Sat 22 Dec
2 hours 15 minutes (incl interval)

Prices*: $30-$35
*Booking fees may apply 

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Megachristmas is part of a fundraiser to renovate the Basement foyer and soundproof the theatre. For more information or to make a pledge go to  

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