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
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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 SHARP
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 March
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 12.30pm
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