The Basement Presents Christ Almighty
Media Release – 3 November
For Immediate Release
This Is No Silent Night…
A promiscuous angel, a schizophrenic Wiseman, an evil King Herod, a desperate donkey and some virgin who claims she's been knocked up by God. These are the Nativity Story characters...sans tea towels on their heads and school halls. This is no silent night - it’s Christ Almighty!, playing The Basement from December 2nd.
From the collective who brought Auckland audiences the smash hit 2008 Christmas show The Eight: Reindeer Monologues comes this brand new, end-of-year event - packed full of in-your-face seasonal merriment with a deliciously ironic voice that is uniquely New Zealand; eight outrageous monologues from the character of “greatest story ever told” as you've never seen them before!
Penned by local comic talents Natalie Medlock and Dan Musgrove (Blinkers and Spurs, A Song for the Ugly Kids), over 40 performers bring the eight monologues to life, and with no prior notice who will be involved each night, each show will leave audiences wondering which performer will hit the stage next.
Will it be Keisha Castle-Hughes reprising her role as the Virgin Mary? Will theatre legend Michael Hurst be treading the boards? Perhaps it will be Lisa Chappell, or The Cult's gorgeous newcomer, Chelsea Preston-Crayford? Perhaps Outrageous Fortune's Craig Hall (Nicky Greegan) or Shortland Street's newest hunk Robbie Magasiva? It may even be a drama school graduate, hand-picked and set to take the stage by storm in years to come!
You won't know until you show!
Christ Almighty! is intended for mature audiences only.
Wednesday 2nd to Saturday 19th Dec, 8pm (No show Sunday)
The Basement, Lower Greys Ave, Auckland.
Tickets: $32 adults; $25 concessions.
Tickets: iticket.co.nz, Door sales
For more information, visit www.basementspace.co.nz
FULL CAST: Anna Jullienne (Shortland Street), Antonia Prebble (Outrageous Fortune, She Stoops to Conquer), Alison Quigan (Shortland Street), Craig Hall (Outrageous Fortune, A Show of Hands), Curtis Vowell (Bare), Harry McNaughton (Shortland Street), Isla Adamson, Fleur Saville (Shortland Street) Jared Rawiri (The Jacquie Brown Diaries), Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Oliver Driver (Ruben Guthrie, Sunrise presenter) Keisha Castle-Hughes (Piece of My Heart, Whale Rider), Jodie Rimmer (Until Proven Innocent, Rabbit), Angela Bloomfield (Shortland Street), Mia Blake (Loot, Number 2), Michael Hurst, Michelle Blundell (Holding the Man), Morgana O'Reilly (A Thousand Apologies, Bare), Sarah Thomson (Shortland Street), Sara Wiseman (Outrageous Fortune, The Cult), Shane Bosher (director of The Silo Theatre), Lisa Chappell (McLeod's Daughters, The Cult), Wesley Dowdell (Outrageous Fortune, Whero's New Net), Matt Whelan (Holding the Man, Go Girls), Jeff Szusterman (Take Me Out), Serena Cotton (Loser, The Insider's Guide To Love), Robbie Magasiva (Shortland Street, Sione's Wedding), Rachel Foreman (The Ensemble Project), Simon London (The Cult), Sophie Henderson (The Scene), Andrew Laing (Holding the Man), Barnie Duncan (Outrageous Fortune), Chelsea Preston-Crayford (The Cult, Ruben Guthrie), Fasitua Amosa (Legend of the Seeker, The Millan Baird Show), Hannah Banks (The Jacquie Brown Diaries), Te Kohe Tuhaka (Shortland Street, Strange Resting Places), Amanda Billing (Shortland Street, The Threepenny Opera), Danielle Cormack (The Cult), Natalie Medlock (The Ensemble Project), Fern Sutherland (The Ensemble Project), Gareth Williams (Apollo 13).