The Covid-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for everybody across the globe. While most of us are getting back and adjusting to the new normal, it is still a struggle.
In order to help out creative individuals and artists, the Basement Theatre is putting up a wide variety of new and exciting shows this Winter/Matariki season.
June 2023 includes shows like The Good, The Bad, And The Completely Made Up, a one-woman improv show, Class 103: Greek Mythology, Hi! Delusion and Their Feet Did Not Touch The Ground, a portrayal of those detained and imprisoned.
For those looking for some tunes and melody, they have The Tempestuous by award-winning comedian Penny Ashton presenting her latest literary solo musical with a Shakespearen twist, Takatāpui, full of queer joy and hot rage and The Bitching Hour: a poetry reading that swiped right on a late-night talk show.
July begins with a four-day Matariki Wānanga retreat for emerging Māori artists by creating space for connection and rejuvenation and experts in indigenous art forms and ends with Kafa, where krump meets traditional Tongan tau’olunga.
August brings with it the fun and festive Christmas spirit, beginning like a cheesy Hallmark Christmas movie, with a Tea For Two World Tour, a perfect date for tea lovers, hosted by dating expert Anahera. There is also A Very Jed Parsons Christmas for indie rock fans, live performances by Cabaret superstar, Nomi Cohen and another Naughty Mid-Winter Drag Cabaret.
As we move into spring, August ends with some serious mood shows like In 200 Minds, Minnie & Judy, Is That All You Had In Mind? and An Imposter that will get you thinking deeply and questioning your life choices.
So if you find yourself bored and are looking for something interesting to do this winter, the Basement Theatre has got you covered until the beginning of September.