The PumpHouse: Westie to West End

Date: November 27th, 2020 - November 28th, 2020

This cabaret production chronicles the true story of Russell Dixon, who as a young man from the West Auckland district of Oratia, dreamed of the bright lights of London’s West End. He developed his craft in local theatre and television before making the decision to move to the UK to pursue his goal.

The entertaining narrative pinpoints the most exciting and hilarious moments as well as the interesting people he met during his adventures while on this bold quest to realise a boyhood dream.

Accompanied by Ben Kubiak, one of New Zealand’s most accomplished pianists, the show is punctuated by performances of songs from relevant musicals including Miss Saigon, Me and my Girl, Aspects of Love, My Fair Lady, Grease, Beauty and the Beast, Top Hat and many more…!


For more information and to book, visit 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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