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GOBSMACKED: SHOWBIZ AND DATING


with Nikki Aitken and Jamie Burgess

at Musgrove Studio, University of Auckland, Auckland
From 8 Feb 2013 to 17 Feb 2013

Isis Lounge, 68 Princess St, Dunedin
From 15 Feb 2013 to 23 Feb 2013

Paramount Theatre, Bergman Room, Wellington
From 1 Mar 2013 to 8 Mar 2013

Meow, Edward St CBD, Wellington
From 2 Mar 2013 to 10 Mar 2013



Reviewed by:  Lexie MathesonPaul Simei-Barton (New Zealand Herald); Nancy Catherine FulfordKimberley Buchan;

MORE THAN FRIENDS BUT LESS THAN LOVERS!  

Relationships are like a Gobstopper – if you want to get to the sweetest part, you'll have to suck at it long and hard – but remember not to bite! 

Gobsmacked: Showbiz and Dating is an all original musical-theatre-meets-cabaret showcase of Spilt Chocolate, Spirit-fingers and Spoilt Divas starring the irrepressible Aussie Diva, Nikki Aitken (Attack of the 40 Foot Wedge, Viva La Franglaise) and New Zealand's own Musical Theatre Composer die-hard Jamie Burgess (Once Were Warriors – The Musical Drama, Fitz Bunny: Lust For Glory, Becoming The Courtesan).

Having sold out their seasons in Melbourne's International Comedy Festival and the Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival, and after performing a fabulous three week season of shows for Midsumma 2013 at the infamous Butterfly Club, Jamie is super excited to bring his show home, and even more excited to introduce New Zealand to Nikki's voice!

Gobsmacked is a ‘heartfelt and sincere' celebration of the fabulous-darling single life, and a ‘love letter' to that unique relationship that exists between the gay man and the single straight girl… but even more than that, it's a shameless celebration of all things Musical Theatre (or as Jamie likes to call it ‘Gay Church').

With a ‘laugh-out-loud' script by Burgess, and songs by both he and Aitken, witness the duo who are more than friends but less than lovers, as they tackle the funny, sometimes sad but never boring life of a single girl trying to

make it in show business whilst searching for a relationship that lasts. And who knows… the idea of the single-girl's

‘Knight In Shining Armour' may actually be standing right beside her wearing, well Rainbow Armour instead!

‘CLEVER WRITING, UNABASHED HUMOUR AND STIRRING MUSICAL TALENT....' - The Herald Sun

‘A HEARTFELT AND SINCERE ORIGINAL PIECE ...' – Theatrepeople

‘A LAUGH-OUT-LOUD GAG FEST' - The Herald Sun

‘IT'S A WITTY, WELL-WRITTEN, NOT TO MENTION HILARIOUS SHOW WITH RAW HONESTY' - Inside Cabaret

Gobsmacked: Showbiz and Dating
Duration 60 mins

AUCKLAND PRIDE FESTIVAL
Dates: 8 Feb – 17 Feb
Performances: 8pm
Venue: Musgrove Studio @ The Maidment
Tickets: $25-$30 service fees apply
Bookings: www.maidment.auckland.ac.nz 

 NZ Fringe Festival – WELLINGTON
Dates: 1 March – 10th March

Venue 1 – Meow Cafe
Dates: March 2, 9, 10
Time: March 2 @ 9pm, March 9 @ 9pm, and March 10 @ 7pm

Venue 2 – Bergman Theatre
Dates: March 1, March 3, March 5, March 6, March 7, March 8
Time: All shows are @ 10.30pm

Tickets: $15 - $20 service fees apply
Bookings: www.dashtickets.co.nz 

DUNEDIN FRINGE FESTIVAL 
Dates: 15 March – 23 March
Performances: 8pm
Venue: Isis Lounge, 68 Princess St
Tickets: $15 - $20 service fees apply
Bookings: www.dashtickets.co.nz 

Website: www.gobsmackedshow.com