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A Criminal Christmas


Wed 14 Dec 2011, 7:00pm–8:45pm
Thu 15 Dec 2011, 8:00pm–9:45pm
Fri 16 Dec 2011, 8:00pm–9:45pm
Sat 17 Dec 2011, 8:00pm–9:45pm
Sun 18 Dec 2011, 6:00pm–7:45pm

Where: Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Dr, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: R15

Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $30.00
  • Concession: $25.00
  • Group (6+): $25.00
  • Group (30+): $20.00
  • Preview show: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

This Christmas, The Outfit Theatre Company, in association with Stamp at THE EDGE, are delivering their Christmas present early, a raucous and riotous festive farce to help put shopping nightmares and end-of-year stresses on hold.

Let Outfit Theatre help you laugh it out in the best way possible with their latest show, A Criminal Christmas, by going where no other Kiwi Christmas farce has gone before... a rest-home.

As part of an innovative new community service rehabilitation-through-theatre scheme, a dysfunctional group of rag-tag criminals are sentenced to spend their Christmas Eve providing entertainment for the elderly residents of a financially-troubled rest home. With the slimy rest home director determined to see them fail, and the performance fast approaching, the crims must put their differences aside and join forces to create their own version of the traditional Nativity story.

The Outfit Theatre Company, with their genre-spanning and critically acclaimed shows offer a certain style expected of an Outfit performance, boisterous, bawdy, raucous and universally-entertaining. When it comes to letting-off that end-of-year steam, this is definitely the crowd you want to party with.

The method is simple; take a setting that we’re all familiar with, load it with a powder-keg of the funniest characters possible, add a little conflict, light the match and watch as all hell breaks loose in an explosion of hilarity.

If the maddening Christmas rush gets you stressed, A Criminal Christmas is surely the best medicine, so let this rowdy bunch of gifted comedic performers distract you from your festive woes and enjoy an end of year farce so funny... it’s criminal!

Please note this performance contains strong language and adult material.

Ticketing information:
Monday 5th December - preview show.
Concession: students, Actors Equity Card Holders, DANZ Card Holders, seniors and beneficiaries (valid ID required).
Group bookings (6+): call 09 357 3354 or email
Corporate Christmas bookings welcome!

- Andrew Ford;
- Pete Coates;
- Jacqui Nauman;
- Chris Tempest;
- Colin Garlick;
- Gypsy Kauta;
- Stef Lawrence;
- Anoushka Klaus;
- Chis Neels;
- Mick Innes.

Directed by:
Joel Herbert.

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