Theatre, Film and Dance
Explore the world of performing arts and film right here on the Kāpiti Coast. From touring national productions, international masterpieces and local talent, it's all right here - all year round.
9 Jun 2021
Coastlands Theatre, 32 Raumati Rd, Paraparaumu
7pm - 8.45pm with 15min interval Join us at The Movement for an antidote to apathy and inaction! The Movement is a quadruple bill of brand-new dance work from Footnote New Zealand Dance that embraces the need for important conversations about our world. The rising tide, the future of biotech, an acknowledgement of painful experiences and our collective approach to change. In combination with inspiring conversations, each of these provocations are explored in The Movement through powerful performances by Footnote’s stellar company dancers. The Movement will stir you to embrace the collective momentum that is needed in our world to change things for the better. The Movement features the following works: This. by Jeremy Beck Artifact by Forest Vicky Kapo Standing in the Threshold (Between the Void and the Light) by Amber Liberté Apathy: A Horror Genre (excerpt) by Ooshcon Masseurs and Jahra Wasasala
Paradise or the Impermanence of Ice Cream
12 – 14 Aug 2021
Coastlands Theatre, 32 Raumati Rd, Paraparaumu
Take a wild ride to paradise with Indian Ink’s powerful new play about impermanence - of life, love…. and ice cream! This glorious production is inspired by Ernest Becker’s Pulitzer prize winning “Denial of Death,” and the vibrant, life–filled chaos of India’s most cosmopolitan city, Mumbai. Jacob Rajan delivers a dazzling solo performance as he channels seven characters, weaving the afterlife and a dash of Bollywood disco into the real-life mystery of India’s vanishing vultures. A man trying desperately to avoid death is flung between limbo and his past where a rebellious young woman holds the key that may guide him to paradise. Infused with serious laughter, exquisite puppetry and inspired sound design this show is guaranteed to blow your mind and melt your heart. "Flawless" - Theatrescenes "A joy to see" - Theatreview
Friends! The Musical Parody: POSTPONED
29 Sep 2021
Otaihanga Rd, Otaihanga, Paraparaumu
Friends – The Musical Parody have today announced that they are postponing their near sold out 2020 tour & have secured new dates for 2021 and added extra shows. All tickets remain valid for the new dates. The tour will now take place in September and October 2021 and they look forward to bringing some joy back to New Zealand once these dark days are over. Patrons don’t need to do anything. Please just hold onto your tickets. They remain valid for the new dates and nearer the time venues will send out an email to ticket holders with any updates. Show info So, no one told you life was gonna be this way, nor did they tell you about the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons one of TV’s all-time greatest shows in the hit New York and Las Vegas show Friends! The Musical Parody. Friends! The Musical Parody will be there for you in 2021 as it tours New Zealand for the first time. I mean, isn’t that just kick-you-in-the-crotch-spit-on-your-neck fantastic? Friends! The Musical Parody takes a hilarious look and remembers the TV phenomenon that ruled the 90s and became a cultural institution with millions of fans across the globe. Like the original television series, Friends! The Musical Parody follows the lives of six wacky 20-somethings and goes back in time to celebrate and poke fun at some of their most iconic moments as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990’s Manhattan. Friends! The Musical Parody is an hilarious good-hearted romp through our favourite moments from the hit TV show in an uncensored, hilarious, fast-paced, music-filled production. The fun begins on an ordinary day at the corner coffee show, Central Perk, when a certain runaway bride, with the signature hairstyle, stumbles into the lives of five other friends and kicks the whole gang out of second gear. Ross, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe, Joey and Rachel, haven’t gone anywhere and are singing and dancing their way back into our hearts in a delightful musical parody that harnesses the nostalgia for the iconic TV show and takes it to hilarious new places. Friends! The Musical Parody is lead by a talented cast who nail the quirks, the mannerisms and the catchphrases of our favourite characters. Now it’s your chance to be part of the next chapter in the Friends saga. It’s the cliff hanger episode. The one you don’t want to miss! Once you see it, Friends! The Musical Parody will make your day, your week, your month, or even your year! You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll Unagi! With friends like these, who needs television? Pivot!