Royal Friends Newsletter February 2011

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February 2011

Coming Soon

Fiona Pears – Music with Passion
19 February
Violinist and Composer Fiona Pears performs with an incredible ten-piece ensemble

Will Martin Southern Concert Tour
24 February
Hear this born and bred New Zealander – the complete entertainer.

Weird Al Yankovic
8 March
‘Weird Al’, the undisputed king of pop culture parody, has sold more comedy recordings than any other artist in history

Royal New Zealand Ballet TOWER Tutus on Tour
15 March
Featuring a new production of Pinocchio and a sparkling classical showpiece, it’s the perfect ballet for young and old to enjoy together.

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Phone: 03-366 6326

145 Gloucester Street

Get your tickets!

For sales to any shows at
Isaac Theatre Royal contact Ticketek on 0800 842538 or

Don’t forget if you are in Christchurch, the best place to buy your tickets is from the Ticketek box office at Isaac Theatre Royal – open weekdays from 9am to 5pm at 145 Gloucester Street, between Colombo & Manchester Streets.

Hire the Theatre

It is the perfect venue for gala dinners, weddings, product launches, conferences, cocktail functions, award ceremonies and much more.

Whether you wish to hire only the venue, or a complete package including catering, beverages and theming, Emily Ness, our Functions & Event Manager, will work with you to achieve your desired results by making innovative use of the theatre spaces.

Contact Emily Ness on:
+64 3 366 6326 or by email

The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber


Welcome back from your holidays, hope you had a fantastic Xmas & New Year (apart from Boxing Day! Thoughts to all who suffered any extra or new damage as a result of that rather large shock… time to STOP now please!) Now the kids are heading back to school and we’re all back at work, it’s time to say “HAPPY 2011” to you all and give you a little look of what we’ve got in store for you over the next few weeks.  We finish off our summer season of great shows and look forward to a very busy, less-rocky and at times extremely silly autumn season.

Here’s what’s coming up at the Isaac Theatre Royal:

Lloyd Cole’s Small Ensemble  – THIS FRIDAY 4th FEBRUARY, 8pm
Get $10 off the ticket price exclusively for Royal Friends Book NowLloyd Cole

UK legend Lloyd Cole kicks off the month of February with two enticing sets for his many fans, with songs stretching back to early Lloyd Cole & the Commotions albums, right through to his latest release, ‘Broken Record’. Songs like Lost Weekend, Perfect Skin, Jennifer She Said, and Like Lovers Do have helped Lloyd Cole gain five Top 20 UK albums, and a place in the hearts of many fans wordwide. Cole visits NZ this time with his band after two prior sell-out solo acoustic club tours. A total musician’s musician, his crystal clear sounds and beautiful songs are perfectly made for the Theatre stage. This is a music-purist’s concert not to be missed! Book Now

Lisa Williams “Voices From Beyond” – 16th February, 7pm SHARPLisa Williams

One not to be missed, for those we miss the most! Join TV’s top medium and clairvoyant Lisa Williams as she describes the transition into the spirit world. Like her current show on Sky TV’s Vibe Channel, Lisa will demonstrate her astonishing mediumship abilities by performing live readings directly with members of the audience. Already selling at a scary pace, tickets will be in demand, so before the sands of time slip away, grab yours now. This is a full two-hour show with no interval, so arrive early to get a spirit or two in you before the show at one of our three bars!! Book Now

Michael Jackson “HIStory” Live In Concert – 4th MarchAndrew Lloyd Webber

THIS IS IT! The ultimate tribute and the closest you will ever get to seeing to the late King of Pop LIVE in concert. Celebrate the music, the magic and the HIStory! This is Michael Jackson live… a sensational recreation of pop history! Headlining the show direct from Las Vegas is the world’s #1 MJ performer Kenny Wizz, together with his live band, fully choreographed dancers, authentic costumes and an amazing production. HIStory is the recreation of what thousands of MJ’s fans want to see – a full live Michael Jackson concert taking you right back to the Jackson 5 on a thrilling journey as hit after hit tells the story of the greatest pop icon the world has ever known. Michael Jackson remains the undisputed King of Pop, the greatest global superstar of all time – ‘HIStory’ celebrates his extraordinary talent and is an extravaganza you do not want to miss! Check HIStory out on Facebook. Book Now

Nick Jr.’s “Dora the Explorer” Live – 5th & 6th March, 10am and 12.30pmDora

Pre & Primary Paradise! One of kid TV’s most popular characters Dora The Explorer, with Boots the monkey, Diego and their friends embark on an exciting journey through the number pyramid, the mixed-up jungle and lots more, in search of Osito, Dora’s missing teddy bear. This all-new stage show features well-known songs from the TV series as well as brand new songs created just for this stage spectacular. Along the way your kids will use map-reading, counting, musical and language skills to successfully get Dora and her friends to the City of Lost Toys. Dora’s shows are EXTREMELY popular worldwide, your kids will hound you like mad to take them, so make sure you’re their favourite person in the whole wide world and get tickets soon! Book Now

And as a small footnote, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa’s EXCEPTIONAL ONE-OFF EXCLUSIVE NZ PERFORMANCE on 12th February IS NOW COMPLETELY SOLD OUT! What a way to open up 2011.

The theatre has been having a bit of a spruce-up throughout January, with some very necessary maintenance and during 2011–2012 there are some quite major refurbs planned as well to restore and enhance Our Grand Old Lady even further. Stay tuned, tell your friends and see you all soon at ITR.

Neil Cox – General Manager


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