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Resident Alien


Tue 28 Mar 2017, 6:30pm–7:55pm
Wed 29 Mar 2017, 6:30pm–7:55pm
Thu 30 Mar 2017, 6:30pm–7:55pm
Fri 31 Mar 2017, 6:30pm–7:55pm
Sat 1 Apr 2017, 6:30pm–7:55pm

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

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $25.00
  • Concession: $20.00
  • Cheap Wednesday: $18.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: Basement Theatre

Come upstairs to Quentin Crisp’s famously filthy New York apartment where England is waiting to tell you how to be happy.

From Princess Diana to mass murder, Margaret Thatcher to oral sex, to Oscar Wilde and the secret of never having your heart broken, the 90-year-old Professor of Style shares his unique vision of the world and his very personal recipe for self-fulfilment. “Never try to keep up with the Joneses, drag them down to your level - it’s cheaper”.

Playwright, Tim Fountain. Performer and director, Roy Ward.

“Roy Ward nails Quentin Crisp.” - Sam Brooks, Lumiere Reader

“Ward purses lips, flutters hands, bats mascara'd eyelashes and keeps his knees together beautifully.” - NZ Herald

“A highly enjoyable, more sweet than bitter, lo-fi celebration of a truly original character.” - Theatreview

“Ward is spot on, the staging superb… A seamless blending of subject, author, actor and setting… Quietly powerful.” –

85 minutes including 10-minute interval

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