Can you believe its December already? Where has the year gone? As we approach The holiday season, event calendars become choca-block with so many offering that it can be hard to decide what is the best offering, and where to go to. With summer now in full affect you’re going to want to go out and make the most of what the city has to offer, and we have done a little research to help you find the best things running this December:
A major highlight every summer in Auckland is the Pop-Up Globe theatre which showcases local talented actors performing some of Shakespeare’s greatest works in the world’s first full-scale temporary working replica of one of the greatest theatres in history.
The first show this month running from December fifth through to December fifteenth is Richard III. Both a genuinely funny black comedy as well as a striking and pungent morality tale for our own uncertain times, this plays wont only leave you reflective, but also amazed at the production detail as the mixed company of actors and musicians perform in stunning Jacobean period dress.
The second show on offer is The Taming of the Shrew, a perfect fit for the globe after its earlier embarrassment of gender inequality in its casting. This play showcases a power struggle between “An intelligent, outspoken, wealthy woman and a rude, misogynistic drunkard determined to secure his fortune” – with a hook like that, this will be one not to pass up on. Taming of the Shrew runs from the sixth through to the fifteenth.
More information can be found here.
Basement’s 10th Annual Christmas Show is one that just simply cannot be missed, every year this sell-out show become a festive favorite for locals for good reason: featuring local celebrities and Christmas antics, you’d be hard come by to not have a good time.
Written by internationally acclaimed comedians Rose Matafeo and Alice Snedden this year’s show is set in 1997 at Go Away Travel agency, who are preparing for their end of year Christmas party – and of course, as expected, things will not go to plan.
Featuring a core cast of local talent and a rotating guest cast of celebrities, buckle in with a wine and prepare to be entertained. Tickets and more information can be found here.
Christmas At the Races
Got a large group staying with us in December? Looking for a festive way to let loose and have some fun in the big city? Then we have the event for you. Join the excitement of Christmas at Alexandra Park this festive season on one of their most sought-after nights of the year. And head to the races. More information here.