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Conchords Christchurch Show - Proceeds To Local Charities!

Media Release: Thursday 5 April 2012

Flight of the Conchords are pleased to announce that ticket proceeds after costs from their
Christchurch show, with very special guest Arj Barker on Tuesday 26 June at Christchurch’s CBS Canterbury Arena, will be donated to Cholmondeley Children's Charity and to the restoration and repair of the Isaac Theatre Royal.

Cholmondeley (Chum-ley) provides respite care for children aged 3 – 12 years, with the aim of alleviating immediate family pressures for the children and their parents. They have helped more than 25,500 children in their 87 years of operation and General Manager Shane Murdoch said “We are very grateful for the generous donation. This money will be used to provide day to day care for the children in Canterbury that need us. Many of these families have been affected by the on-going impact of earthquakes, are experiencing significant stress in their homes and need a break”.

The iconic, heritage listed, 104 year old Isaac Theatre Royal suffered extensive damage from the series of Christchurch earthquakes last year and is embarking on a major repair and recovery process over the next 12 months. General manager Neil Cox is delighted with the news that the Conchords will contribute to the famous Theatre’s restoration. He said “The Conchords last performed in Christchurch in 2006 on OUR stage before they took over the world... so it is fantastically fitting that our extensive recovery costs will be helped considerably by their Christchurch concert in June. It is an incredibly generous offer of support for which we are eternally grateful and hopefully we can welcome them back on our stage again to celebrate the Theatre’s reopening”.

A small number of tickets to the CBS Canterbury Arena show are still available for $50 from or 0800-TICKETEK.

Tuesday 26 June – CBS Canterbury Arena, CHRISTCHURCH / 0800-TICKETEK /


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