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Chopper Confirms New Venues despite Closures

Chopper Confirms New Venues despite Closures

Two venues close in same week due to “earthquake strengthening” nearly leaving Chopper out on the streets

CHOPPER WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN. Despite two venues; Hawke's Bay Opera House and the Nelson School of Music closing their doors for earthquake strengthening, the man-with-the-killer-mo has found new digs to perform in as part of his 14-centre-nationwide tour of REPEAT OFFENDER (30 April – 8 June); Napier Municipal Theatre and the Nelson Theatre Royal. So rest easy Hawkes Bay and Nelson – Chopper is still en route.

REPEAT OFFENDER is Chopper’s brand new show that will make its international debut here in NZ, and playing in Auckland and Wellington as part of the 2014 NZ International Comedy Festival.

People tell you to follow your heart. Well Chopper followed his heart and it got him arrested, jailed and stabbed, which lead Chopper to the conclusion that his heart is a f**king idiot.

Repeat Offender is about that moment where every part of your body wants to smash something in half, like an amphetamine-addled Godzilla, but takes a few deep breaths, reassesses the situation and then does it anyway. It’s about the choice between letting things ruin your day, or being a Teflon-coated duck’s back.

Restraint has never been Chopper's strong point, but with a great moustache comes great responsibility. The truth can be uncomfortable though, like a bum full of pine cones, and it rarely wins friends. Chopper has a growing list of people who are a bit cranky with him; but let’s face it, feelings are for losers and teenagers…because ‘feeling’ is what you are busy doing when everyone else is out getting what they want.

As seen on TV3’s 7 Days, Heath Franklin’s Chopper is a worldwide comedy icon, selling over 250,000 tickets in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Chopper is also promoting the release of his new live DVD, The Sh*Tlist, which was recorded at the 2013 NZ International Comedy Festival and released in Dec 2013.

As part of the 2014 NZ International Comedy Festival:

WELLINGTON
Dates: 9 – 10 May, 7.30pm
Venue: The Opera House, 111 – 113 Manners St
Tickets: Adults $42.90, Conc. $38.90, Group $36.90
Bookings: 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) or ticketek.co.nz

AUCKLAND
Dates: 14 – 17 May, 7.30pm
Venue: SKYCITY Theatre, Level 3, Cnr Wellesley & Hobson Sts
Tickets: Adults $42.90, Conc. $38.90, Group $36.90
Bookings: 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) or ticketek.co.nz

REPEAT OFFENDER also plays
Apr 30 Whangarei - Forum North Capitaine Bougainville Theatre, 09 430 4244 www.ticketek.co.nz
May 1 Tauranga - Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, 0800 842 538 www.ticketek.co.nz
May 2 Hamilton - Clarence St Theatre, 0800 842 538 www.ticketek.co.nz
May 3 New Plymouth - TSB Theatre, TSB Showplace, 0800 111 999 www.ticketmaster.co.nz
May 7 Palmerston North - Regent on Broadway, 06 357 9740 www.ticketdirect.co.nz
May 8 Napier Municipal Theatre, 0800 842 538 www.ticketek.co.nz
May 13 Rotorua - Civic Theatre, 0800 111 999 www.ticketmaster.co.nz
Jun 4 Queenstown Memorial Centre, 0800 842 538 www.ticketek.co.nz
Jun 5 Invercargill - Civic Theatre, 03 211 1692 www.ticketdirect.co.nz
Jun 6 Dunedin - Regent Theatre, 03 477 8597 www.ticketdirect.co.nz
Jun 7 Christchurch - CBS Canterbury Arena, 0800 842 538 www.ticketek.co.nz
Jun 8 Nelson - Theatre Royal, 03 548 3840 www.ticketdirect.co.nz

ENDS

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