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Tue 15 Jun 2010, 6:30pm
Wed 16 Jun 2010, 6:30pm
Thu 17 Jun 2010, 8:00pm
Fri 18 Jun 2010, 8:00pm
Sat 19 Jun 2010, 8:00pm

Where: Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adults : $38.00
  • Students, senior citizens, beneficiaries : $30.00
  • Friend of Circa (until Thu 27 May) : $28.00
  • Under 25s: $20.00
  • Groups 6+: $32.00
  • Groups 100+: $29.00
  • Student/Equity stand-by (one hour before the show) : $18.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Bridget Kidd

Circa Theatre presents The World Premiere of The Nero Show, 15 May - 19 June 2010.

Lights, action, ego…

It is 1963, and a live TV show is about to be broadcast from Nero’s mansion, hosted by Seneca, the well known philosopher and TV personality. Rome’s most infamous Emperor has been dropped squarely into the life and times of the glamorous 1960s and the story of his rise and fall begins to look all too familiar…

Paul Jenden and Gareth Farr combine Roman excess with ‘60s cool in their totally modern take on this ageless story of preening politicians, upstaging wives, inconvenient mistresses and explosive enemies.

Cue drum rolls and sweeping harp! This wickedly extravagant entertainment from the creators of Troy, Monarchy and Rome has to be seen to be believed.

“So full of musical and linguistic invention… it’s almost impossible to keep up with the jokes…” NZ Listener, Rome – the Musical

Written & directed by: Paul Jenden
Music by: Gareth Farr
Music direction: Michael Vinten
Starring: Jason Chasland, Christina Cusiel, Paul Harrop, Joanne Hodgson, Emma Kinane, Lyndee-Jane Rutherford, Louis Solino
With a band of: Natalia Mann (harp), Charles Davenport (cello), Debbie Rawson (woodwind), and Fraser Bremner (percussion).

Proudly sponsored by The Dominion Post

Tickets are available from Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki Street, Wellington.
Phone: 04 801 7992; or book online at

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