The PumpHouse: A Time to Laugh

Date: August 16th, 2020 - August 16th, 2020

The advanced youth performers from our Punch Monkey Theatre Company tell the story of a teenage boy as he comes to terms with the death of a parent.

Here, comedy and compassion are interchangeable.

Throughout the year, Punch Monkey Theatre Company have spent time analysing these characters to attempt to understand the different forms that grief and anxiety take. Set against 2020’s fitting backdrop of unprecedented personal and global events, they have all found a form of catharsis in this theatrical process.

They hope you will, too.

Find more information and tickets on The PumpHouse website, here.

Encore Theatre Collective is proud to present a dazzling new production of Seussical The Musical, based on the immortal works of Dr Seuss. Seussical brings to life many infamous and well-loved Dr Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie La Bird and, of course, the Cat in the Hat. These characters and stories weave together in a whimsical and wacky musical extravaganza, played out against an uplifting score, and highlighting the show’s universal messages of love and acceptance – reminding us all that “a person’s a person, no matter how small.”

Since launching in 2019, Encore Theatre Collective has made an incredible mark on the Auckland theatre scene and redefined the standard of youth theatre in New Zealand. Hot on the heels of their sold-out season of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, the June season of Seussical features 120 of the country’s finest young talent, ranging in age from 9-23.

With spectacular choreography, unbelievable production design, and slick vocals, Encore Theatre Collective’s Seussical The Musical is the theatrical offering of 2021 that you will not want to miss!

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