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Space Race


Sat 30 Apr 2011, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Tue 3 May 2011, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Wed 4 May 2011, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Thu 5 May 2011, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Fri 6 May 2011, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Sat 7 May 2011, 7:00pm–8:00pm

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

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $18.00
  • Concession (senior/unwaged/student with ID): $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Joseph Moore

The incredible true story of New Zealand’s mission to the moon.

Award-winning director Thomas Sainsbury and award-needing writer/performers Nic Sampson and Joseph Moore finally bring to the stage one of New Zealand's most beloved true stories. In 1969, small town mechanic Laurie Marshall (Simon Ward) won the hearts of the nation by challenging America and the USSR in the great race to the moon. Relive all the glorious moments as Laurie and his rocket ship made out of tractors sent a humble nation into raptures.

A rollicking tale of patriotism, passion and pumpkins, Space Race features a host of recognisable characters, from dim-witted farmers and slippery American agents, right through to to Prime Minister Keith Holyoake himself. With cutting edge cardboard special effects and a heart-pumping 5km/h tram chase, this show promises to be one of the most exciting and unique experiences in the New Zealand International Comedy Festival.

This is the story of a man who dreamed of the stars and just got on with it.

"Watch this space, this crew are bound for success" -

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