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Tue 6 May 2008–Sat 10 May 2008, 7:00pm

Where: The Classic Comedy Club, 321 Queen St, CBD, Auckland

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $20.00
  • Concession: $16.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Elephant Publicity

On the conditions and possibilities of HELEN CLARK taking me as HER YOUNG LOVER . . .

New Zealand's first state-of-the-nation address for the Rogernomic generation – a punky powerpoint-driven monologue exploring obsession, politics and the hopes and dreams of a passionate but confused generation.

In 2002 a scurrilous booklet of the same title was published by the elusive Balclutha author Richard Meros. This stage adaptation, ostensibly an impassioned logical analysis of how the Right Honourable Miss Clark would succumb to the temptation of the lonely performer, is at heart an incisive satirical investigation into the effects of the past twenty years of user-pays, individualistic New Zealand politics. Just the right antidote to election year.

‘We, who ask not what our country can do for us, but what we can do for ourselves!’

The Lovers
Richard Meros – Author: Other works include Richard Meros Salutes the Southern Man and NZ race-relations treatise Tinorangatira, Muthafucka.

Arthur Meek – Performer: 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: 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.

‘The National Party looks likely to form the next government, unless drastic action is taken. Miss Clark, I am that drastic action.’

Laurie Atkinson, Dominion Post
'Get down straight away and book a seat for this slick and wickedly clever PowerPoint presentation.'

John Smythe, Theatreview.Com
'Meek's unflagging passion in performance, seductively paced and modulated with impeccable comic timing, are triumphs worthy of note in the next honours list.'

Lynn Freeman, Capital Times
'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.'

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