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The Secret Lives of Henry and Alice


Sat 1 Feb 2014, 8:00pm–9:40pm
Sun 2 Feb 2014, 4:00pm–5:40pm
Fri 7 Feb 2014, 8:00pm–9:40pm
Sat 8 Feb 2014, 8:00pm–9:40pm
Sun 9 Feb 2014, 4:00pm–5:40pm

Where: NASDA Theatre, 130 Madras Street, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Waged: $39.00
  • Unwagesd: $31.00
  • Group (6+): $35.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Helen Moran

The Secret Lives of Henry and Alice is a clever, witty, sparkling comedy that will guarantee laughter of recognition from any who have been in long-term relationships! Henry and Alice's lives have become a bit humdrum but their fantasy lives are certainly not!

Real life husband and wife, Martin Howells (well-known to Christchurch audiences for many productions at the Court Theatre) and Helen Moran (The Bone Keeper's Story and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf 2011) star in this outrageously funny two-hander by UK playwright David Tristram.

For Henry Smith - actor, raconteur, sporting hero, leading socialite, secret agent, Casanova and acting president of the United States - life was rarely dull.

For Alice Smith, housewife, life was rarely anything else.

Enter Michel, French waiter - tall, dark and available. Exactly what happened next, no-one's quite sure. Except that it involved a rotting melon, a deckchair and a bottle of neck-rub.

Fantasy burs into reality. Secret passions explode. And the two worlds which seem a million miles apart are suddenly on a collision course.

It could only happen to Henry and Alice. And only their pet goldfish, Orca, and you, will ever know the true story.

One Man Banned Productions is an independent professional Christchurch theatre company founded by Martin Howells and Helen Moran. Martin is a longtime performer at the Court Theatre but has more recently been Artistic Director of the Fortune Theatre, Dunedin, and been working on independent projects. One Man Banned Productions is offering a return season of UK hit comedy THE SECRET Lives of Henry and Alice that played last May in Christchurch and toured down south to Wanakafest and Timaru over Labour weekend. This season goes from January 29th - February 9th with a range of times to suit all lifestyles.

Ticket prices for The Secret Lives of Henry and Alice are $39 waged and $31 unwaged. A special group deal includes a reduced ticket price of $35 and a free drink each for groups of six and over. Bookings are through Dash Tickets - 0800 327484 or or door sales - cash and cheque only.

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