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November 2022

Baby Bounce

Baby Bounce

Baby Bounce is a half-hour programme of songs, rhymes and noisy, wiggly, bouncy, fun. Suitable for children aged 0-2 years and their parents/caregivers. Keep an eye on our website, Facebook page, and Instagram page for any updates and changes. Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest news.

Date: Tuesday 29 November to Tuesday 27 December
Where:
Taradale Library, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Badjelly the Witch

Badjelly the Witch

Badjelly was first published in 1973, and if you were a child in the 70's you would have grown up listening to it on the radio and being terrified of the way it was so beautifully told by Spike Milligan. The first original production of Alannah's play was performed in 1977 by Greytown Primary...

Date: Wednesday 30 November to Thursday 1 December
Where:
Theatre Hawke's Bay, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Badjelly the Witch

Badjelly the Witch

Badjelly the Witch was first published in 1973. If you were a child in the 70's, you would have grown up listening to it on the radio and being terrified by the way it was beautifully told by Spike Milligan. The first original production of Alannah O'Sullivan's play was performed by Greytown School...

Date: Wednesday 30 November to Thursday 1 December
Where:
Theatre Hawke's Bay, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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December 2022

Badjelly the Witch

Badjelly the Witch

Badjelly was first published in 1973, and if you were a child in the 70's you would have grown up listening to it on the radio and being terrified of the way it was so beautifully told by Spike Milligan. The first original production of Alannah's play was performed in 1977 by Greytown Primary...

Date: Wednesday 30 November to Thursday 1 December
Where:
Theatre Hawke's Bay, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Badjelly the Witch


Badjelly the Witch

Badjelly the Witch

Badjelly the Witch was first published in 1973. If you were a child in the 70's, you would have grown up listening to it on the radio and being terrified by the way it was beautifully told by Spike Milligan. The first original production of Alannah O'Sullivan's play was performed by Greytown School...

Date: Wednesday 30 November to Thursday 1 December
Where:
Theatre Hawke's Bay, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Baby Bounce

Baby Bounce

Baby Bounce is a half-hour programme of songs, rhymes and noisy, wiggly, bouncy, fun. Suitable for children aged 0-2 years and their parents/caregivers. Keep an eye on our website, Facebook page, and Instagram page for any updates and changes. Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest news.

Date: Friday 2 December to Friday 23 December
Where:
Napier Library, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Bah, Humbug and The Spirit of Christmas Party

Bah, Humbug and The Spirit of Christmas Party

Come share the magic of this wonderful musical adaptation of everyone’s favorite Christmas classic! Bill Francoeur’s original music beautifully accompanies this uplifting retelling. ’Bah, Humbug!’ Ebenezer sings, dooming himself to visits from three Christmas spirits. Will he learn...

Date: Friday 2 December to Sunday 11 December
Where:
Aubyn Live Theatre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Miss Tutu's Forever Famous

Miss Tutu's Forever Famous

Miss Tutu's School of Dance presents; Forever Famous Celebration Recital Saturday 3rd December Two shows 2pm & 7pm Showcasing icons and legends past and present who will be, Forever Famous. Bar open before shows with cash & Eftpos Bar snacks available Floor (Tables A,B,C,D front...

Date: Saturday 3 December
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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Under the Sea

Under the Sea

Students from the K Studio of Dance come together to present their annual recital, "Under the Sea". Loosely based upon the story by Hans Christian Anderson, Aria, the youngest daughter of the Mer King, is dissatisfied with life under the sea. She longs to be with the humans above the surface but...

Date: Sunday 4 December
Where:
Toitoi - Opera House, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The World of Musicals

The World of Musicals

Postponed from 21st June 2022 The Musical Gala with an International cast brings London’s West End and New York’s Broadway to New Zealand for the first time. The World of Musicals brings the very best of Musical theatre to life. This incredible production is a wonderful revue of all...

Date: Monday 5 December
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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World of Musicals

World of Musicals

The World of Musicals Concert has graced stages across the globe and features a world-class ensemble of multi-talented performing artists who exquisitely recreate classic hits, fused with emotive ballads, big-screen anthems and iconic show tunes. From the best of “The Phantom of the Opera”...

Date: Monday 5 December
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Baby Bounce

Baby Bounce

Baby Bounce is a half-hour programme of songs, rhymes and noisy, wiggly, bouncy, fun. Suitable for children aged 0-2 years and their parents/caregivers. Keep an eye on our website, Facebook page, and Instagram page for any updates and changes. Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest news.

Date: Tuesday 29 November to Tuesday 27 December
Where:
Taradale Library, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Promise and Promiscuity - A New Musical by Jane Austen

Promise and Promiscuity - A New Musical by Jane Austen

After ten years of rapturous performances, Penny Ashton is packing her bonnet and returning to Toitoi, this time to endear the newly refurbished Assembly Ballroom with another brilliant funny show full of song, dance and appalling cross-stitching. Follow the fortunes of Miss Elspeth Slowtree as...

Date: Tuesday 6 December
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The World of Musicals

The World of Musicals

Following a sell out national tour in Australia, the World of Musicals in concert is thrilled to be debuting in New Zealand for the first time this Christmas. This highly-anticipated show features a world class ensemble of multi-talented international performing artists who exquisitely perform...

Date: Wednesday 7 December
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Fiafia Night - Identity & Culture in Aotearoa

Fiafia Night - Identity & Culture in Aotearoa

Come enjoy an evening of a panel of guest speakers talking on the theme: Identity - Maintaining Cultural traditions in Aotearoa. Performances by the Samoan Language & Cultural Group Hawke's Bay and students of Samoan descent from 17 schools across Napier, Hastings, Flaxmere and Havelock...

Date: Friday 9 December
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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R18
Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic nights provide budding comedians with a safe place to strut their stuff and experienced comics a place to try new material. Come and see the best comics of the bay and visiting comics from around the country. If you want to have a go yourself, contact us through the...

Date: Wednesday 14 December to Wednesday 11 January
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Peak Comedy December

Peak Comedy December

Finish your working week with a naughty laugh and relax into the weekend. Peak Comedy presents a handful of the best local and visiting talent. Come along early for a meal and stay for the show. Adult themes and language. The Venue: High on the hill, overlooking the Hawke's Bay is Peak...

Date: Friday 16 December
Where:
Peak House, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Twas the Night Before Christmas & Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Twas the Night Before Christmas & Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Love to Dance Studio, Janine McCutcheon and pupils present an adaptation of the much loved poem by Clement C. Moore T'was the Night Before Christmas, Sugar Plums, Candy Canes, fairies and dolls will dance to delight with Father Christmas and his reindeer to entertain you in the first half and ...

Date: Saturday 17 December
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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A Celtic Christmas

A Celtic Christmas

“Jingle Jigs, Reels a Treat.” Ken Longworth – The Newcastle Herald After breaking touring records in 2019 and following a further sell-out tour of Australia in 2021 with A Taste of Ireland, the all-singing, all-dancing, family-friendly treat, ‘A Celtic Christmas by A Taste of Ireland’...

Date: Sunday 18 December
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Sad Boi, Funny Guy

Sad Boi, Funny Guy

He's back where it all began! After a sold-out Auckland Fringe season, you can see him in his hometown, ready to show all his teachers he is in fact funny. His clever punchlines mixed with a touch of the absurd will leave you in stitches. One night only, don't miss it! Simon is a ‘Sad Boi’....

Date: Sunday 18 December
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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January 2023

Singing School NZ Te Wananga Toi Waiata - Breaking Barriers!

Singing School NZ Te Wananga Toi Waiata - Breaking Barriers!

Follow your passion for singing and performance at Singing School New Zealand, Te Wananga Toi Waiata, a unique summer music school in Hawke's Bay. Over 10 days of singing, learning, sharing and being part of your tribe of singers, you can break through barriers in your vocal performance, stage...

Date: Wednesday 11 January to Saturday 21 January
Where:
Eastern Institute of Technology, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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R18
Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic nights provide budding comedians with a safe place to strut their stuff and experienced comics a place to try new material. Come and see the best comics of the bay and visiting comics from around the country. If you want to have a go yourself, contact us through the...

Date: Wednesday 14 December to Wednesday 11 January
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny

Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny

BOHM Presents Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny Star of the UK’s most-streamed Netflix comedy special of 2021, Jimmy is back on the road with brand new material for 2023. Jimmy’s show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you...

Date: Wednesday 25 January to Tuesday 31 January
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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April 2023

Free
Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

The Ashton Family Circus are a family of five bringing a fast-paced, humorous family show with a message to Aotearoa. Grassroots entertainment for everyone of all ages to enjoy, here at The Extravaganza Fair. Don't miss this year's new hilarious show! This year the Ashton’s are going...

Date: Friday 7 April to Monday 10 April
Where:
Anderson Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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50 Golden Years of Musicals

50 Golden Years of Musicals

Pioneers of the New Zealand entertainment industry, Stewart and Tricia Macpherson, will celebrate 50 golden years in 2023 and to mark this amazing milestone, they will present a showstopping journey through their greatest musical triumphs. Featuring superb singers and musicians, 50 GOLDEN YEARS...

Date: Thursday 13 April
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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R18
Kita Mean - Delightfully Camp

Kita Mean - Delightfully Camp

Join the winner of season 1, Miss Kita Mean, from RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under on a spectacular 90 minute whirlwind of pop parodies, stand-up hilarities and finally… mental clarities as she gives you a giddy glimpse into the mind of a strange lady! Get to know our quirky queen on a whole new...

Date: Saturday 22 April
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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June 2023

Magic Men Australia - R18

Magic Men Australia - R18

R18 Worldwide sensation – the MAGIC MEN AUSTRALIA are finally coming your way! Australia’s most anticipated men are heating up the town Magic Men’s “FEEL THE MAGIC” showcases it’s most talented men in a heart-stopping live performance. Featuring Will Parfitt, this one-of-a-kind...

Date: Friday 2 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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