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...Helen Clark Taking Me as Her Young Lover

When:

Fri 20 Jun 2008–Sat 21 Jun 2008, 7:00pm

Where: Philip Carter Family Auditorium, Christchurch, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch

Ticket Information:

  • Adults: $25.00
  • Friends: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Elephant Publicity

On the Conditions and Possibilities of Helen Clark Taking Me As Her Young Lover.
JUST THE RIGHT ANTIDOTE TO ELECTION YEAR

Join the over-educated, under-achieving Richard Meros at this year’s Christchurch Cabaret Festival as he charges through the pop-cultural slipstream to prove his amorous point: that by taking him as her Young Lover prior to the 2008 general election, Helen Clark will initiate a golden age of New Zealand culture and society.

“After an hour of argument and imagery, you will agree with the premise that our Prime Minister not only needs a young lover but for this to happen is indeed in the country's best interests. Meek is in devastatingly fine form, investing every satirical line with punch and pizzazz.” Lynn Freeman, Capital Times

"A sheer delight . . . performed with comic aplomb and spot on timing." Dominion Post

Performed by Billy T Award nominee Arthur Meek, this is the first state-of-the- nation address for the Rogernomics generation (‘we who ask not what our country can do for us, but what we can do for ourselves!’) Fresh from its smash-hit sold-out Wellington season, the Christchurch Cabaret Festival presents the Powerpoint lecture of the decade for two nights only.

The Lovers

OCP . . . first appeared as a booklet by Balclutha author Richard Meros, his other works include Richard Meros Salutes the Southern Man and his race-relations treatise Tinorangatira, Muthawhaka.

It was adapted for the stage by:

Arthur Meek – Performer/adaptor: Arthur is the creator of the award-winning short film Being John Campbell (2002), and member of Billy T Nominated band The Lonesome Buckwhips (Best Comedy, Fringe 2007).

Geoff Pinfield – Director/adaptor: co-writer of the all-singing all-dancing all-Maori extravaganza Maui – One Man Against the Gods and creator of anarcho-mime shows Happy Hour for Miserable Children (Best Comedy, Fringe 04) and The Magic Chicken.

On The Conditions and Possibilities of Helen Clark Taking Me As Her Young Lover is part of the second Christchurch Cabaret Festival, kicking off June 18 - the only dedicated Cabaret Festival in New Zealand presenting international and national acts in music, song, comedy and satire.

Show Duration: 70 minutes (no interval).