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Te Radar’s Eating the Dog


Tue 19 May 2009, 8:30pm
Wed 20 May 2009, 8:30pm
Thu 21 May 2009, 8:30pm
Fri 22 May 2009, 8:30pm
Sat 23 May 2009, 8:30pm

Where: The Basement, Lower Greys Avenue, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $25.00
  • Concession: $19.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Related Artists:

Listed by: Elephant Publicity

Notorious Entertainment Proudly Presents

Te Radar’s Eating the Dog

Misfits, Failures and People Who Died Trying: Te Radar’s New Zealand Heroes

Another official document from the Ministry of Notorious

Eating the Dog is written and performed by comedian, satirist and raconteur Te Radar. It’s an educational and satirical look through New Zealand's history focusing on the people that gave it a red hot go, but perhaps lost a limb, or their life, in the process.

The history books are full of the champions who put this country on the map and gave us an international reputation for creating ground breaking heroes. What about the people who don't have their chapter in the history books? The ones whom we weren't taught about at school? The ones who will never get their face on a bank note? The ones who are actually funny? Finally we have their champion in Te Radar.

Following on from Hitori, his acclaimed show on the history of the South Island, Te Radar turns his eye towards his New Zealand Heroes (both Maori and Pakeha). The bumblers and the near-do-wells, who personify the archetypal “She’ll be right, let’s have a crack spirit” that epitomises this country. An irreverent and hilarious look at those folk who show us that in order to have success, there has got to be a few failures. Part educational history show, part installation art, a look at what it is that has made us so unique, and who helped us get here.

From the men who sparked the great Uranium Rush of the 1960’s, to New Zealand’s first aeronautical death, several years before the Wright brothers even left the earth, to the General who lost his pants and nearly doomed his army after getting lost circumnavigating Mt Taranaki, Te Radar celebrates those who tried, and more often than not failed. With the aid of a visual presentation rich with photographs, maps, and other images, the show is a hilarious romp through the pages of our history.

Te Radar has a highly regarded standing in the industry and has had huge success in latter half of 2008 by filling the 7.00pm slots on both Saturdays and Sundays on TV One with the top rating shows Homegrown and Off the Radar. He has twice won the Qantas Media Award for Best Humour Column for his musing in the New Zealand Herald. With a reputation for creating great theatrical, narrative comedy shows such as Hitori and Timor ODDyssey this will be the latest instalment from New Zealand's leading exponent of the form.

Dates: Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 May, 8.30pm
Venue: The Basement, Lower Greys Ave
Tickets: Adults $25 Concession $19 Groups 10+ $19
Bookings:0800 TICKETEK,

Dates: Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 May, 8.00pm
Venue: BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Tce
Tickets: Adults $18 Concession $13 Groups 8+ $15, 04 802 4175

For more information contact:
Name: Joanna Kelly, Elephant Publicity
Phone: 021 1237 399, 09 368 4180

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