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Wed 23 Apr 2008–Sat 26 Apr 2008, 8:00pm

Where: Mighty Mighty, 104 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $20.00
  • Concession: $15.00
  • Groups (10+): $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: Elephant Publicity

Just home from a “twelve-year whirlwind world tour”, long lost Waikato cabaret family The Morrisons are set to enthral Wellington and Auckland audiences at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival with Huntly High and Low, their burlesque buffet of music, dance and heartrending stories of life on the road while living in the gutter.

Vying with two lesbian sisters as Huntly’s most famous musical family, The Morrisons wowed the locals in the late 80’s with such unforgettable shows as Why? Why? Why? Waikato, Heart and Coal, and I’ve Got Flues For You. Yet, at their peak and prompted by the sudden disappearance of their singing mother, Mrs. Morrison, they vanished from the northern Waikato entertainment scene and tens of fans were left devastated. Huntly never recovered.

If you had long range entertainment radar you would have realised that rather than crashing The Morrisons had taken off on a twelve-year whirlwind world tour. “We figured touring would be the best way to trace our Mother”, mused Russell Morrison, “rumour was she’d fled New Zealand and gone solo – and all we’ve ever wanted is to know why.” Thus the singing boys, with their ivory tinkling father in tow, proceeded to criss-cross the globe like drug mules leaving everybody they touched on a high; “The hottest thing since the fire-storm!” raved The Dresden Weekly.

Behind the songs, the smiles, and spangley suits however there is the emotional torment of a motherless family swept along in a punishing touring tsunami. Their fame comes at a heavy cost. Like true professionals the show always goes on, but the tears are noticeable; “They cried for two hours…so did the audience,” noted The Gothenburg Gazette.

After twelve years The Morrisons are finally home again, penniless, motherless, but still determined to sing and smile. What can you expect? Here’s a word from the boys themselves:

“The audience become our absent mother’s breast and their laughter is her milk, we aim to suck the audience dry.” added Russell Morrison. “I love a nice warm hand on my entrance, and a big one on my exit is even better.” pondered Paul (Pop) Morrison.

The Morrisons cover it all, from The Smiths to Straightjacket Fits, from A-Ha to The Arcade Fire. Huntly High and Low is a night of unforgettable musical mayhem and hilarity that’s not to be missed. No one will leave un-touched.

Dates: Wed 23, Thu 24, Sat 26 April, 8pm.

Show duration: 1 hour.

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