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An Intergalactic History of Pairs with Orchestra of Spheres

Venture outer space these school holidays

What happens when you cross a psychedelic band, video art, and a theatre show? An innovative and interactive musical experience for the whole family.

The theme is pairs so be prepared to move through space with myriad objects including dancing lips, giant eyeballs and aliens that all come in pairs.

Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna

19 – 23 July 2016

Sir Terry Pratchett’s classic WYRD SISTERS onstage

Titirangi Theatre, Auckland
8 – 19th March 2016

Tickets  from  $10.00

“Alle Thee Dysk’s a Stage”

Sir Terry Pratchett takes Shakespeare’s Macbeth and then turns it up ’till the knob comes off. It’s all there—a wicked duke and duchess, the ghost of the murdered king, dim soldiers, strolling players, a land in peril.

And who stands between the Kingdom and destruction? Three witches. Granny Weatherwax (intolerant, selfopinionated, powerful), Nanny Ogg (down-to-earth, vulgar) and Magrat Garlick (naïve, fond of occult jewellery and bunnies).

Check out the website to buy tickets

Summer Star Trek

Enterprise Entertainment presents Summer Star Trek: Space Seed (The one with Khan).   Beaming into Frank Kitts Park Amphitheater January 10-12 & 17-19.

Yes folks, live action Trek for you. Keep an eye on their facebook page as there is an alternate venue if the weather is bad.


Richard O’Brien – The Tran in Black

Rocky Horror Show author and the ‘Tran in Black’, RICHARD O’BRIEN returns to Christchurch for the first time since December 2010 when he performed on the Isaac Theatre Royal’s stage for the last time anywhere in the world, in his own creation ‘The Rocky Horror Show’! This one-off, Halloween-themed Christchurch-only show will help raise funds for the rebuild of the Isaac Theatre Royal, badly damaged in the 2011 earthquakes. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the ITR.

Richard will be “nattering away, picking up a guitar and hopefully entertaining everybody, telling stories and singing some songs. It would be perverse if I were not to sing The Time Warp, again. People would feel slightly cheated, wouldn’t they?”

Friday 1 November at 8.00pm

See here for tickets.

Running times:

Box Office Opens: 7:00pm
Doors Open: 7:00pm
Event Starts: 8:00pm
Interval: 9:00pm (approx. 20 minutes)
Event Finishes: 10.30pm

Keanu Reeves Saves the Universe

Thousands of years in the future, the crew of the Time-ship Mayflower, need a hero yesterday!Enter Keanu Reeves – less cool-breeze-over-the-mountains / more solar-wind-between-the-ears.

Keanu Reeves Saves the Universe is a twisted, bawdy, silly, romp through your favorite science fiction tales where time isn’t the only thing that’s warped! This raucous, irreverent satire illegally marries The Matrix with Star Trek, Star Wars and all things Keanu. What happens next is… well… lots of stuff.

Direct (via Borg storage) from New York’s off-off Broadway P.I.T theatre, Keanu Reeves Saves The Universe boldly goes where it’s never been before – New Zealand.

  • Venue:

    Basement Theatre

    Lower Greys Ave
    Auckland CBD

  • Prices*:


    * Booking fees may apply

Info here.

Update to The Arrival by Shaun Tan

The email address to reply to is: secretary@sffanz.org.nz


The Arrival by Shaun Tan

Anyone else interested?

We need 7 more to get the discount.

What drives so many people to leave behind everything they know to journey alone to a land where the future is unknown? Fleeing an oppressive force and leaving behind his wife and child, a man travels vast oceans in search of a better life. He encounters indecipherable languages, peculiar customs, curious animals and dazzling architecture. Baffled and bewildered, he endeavours to find a home, a job and the security he needs to reunite his family.

Adapted from the graphic novel by 2011 Academy Award winner Shaun Tan, The Arrival features no English language. Instead it brings Shaun’s wordless worlds to life with a highly physical cast, puppetry, music, and shadow play.  Suitable for 12 years and above, The Arrival, sends hearts and imaginations to a land of flying ships, strange birds and travelling balloons.

SFFANZ have organized discounted tickets to one of  New Zealand theatre’s most stunning and innovative works, returning to Auckland for three shows only!

Tickets are for the best seats in the house – $40.00 for adults, $20.00 for students/seniors.

The Arrival is on at the Aotea Centre on; Fri 13 Jul 7.30pm, Sat 14 Jul 7.30pm, Sun 15 Jul 4pm.

To take advantage of this price we need a minimum of 10 people.  Please email me by next Thursday 4pm if you wish to attend, state which performance(s) you can attend.

Like Shaun’s graphic novel the show is entirely visual. There is a rich sound scape but no English language. It is a very unique theatre experience and very accessible if people are not used to going to the theatre.

Jan Butterworth

Secretary/Press Officer