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January 13 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm NZDT

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An event every day that begins at 6:30pm, repeating until January 27, 2024

One event on December 16, 2023 at 2:00pm


Welcome to the Renaissance and all that jazz!

It’s England 1595 and playwright brothers, Nick and Nigel Bottom can’t compete with the rockstar popularity of a certain William Shakespeare. Desperate to out-Bard the Bard, Nick consults a soothsayer and learns that the next big thing in theatre will be a MUSICAL—a play where “an actor is saying his lines, and out of nowhere he just starts singing”—but “nothing’s as amazing as a musical!”

The Bottom brothers set out to write the world’s very first musical, Omelette, while caught in a bitter battle with Shakespeare. Meanwhile, Nick’s wife Bea is disguising herself as a man and Nigel has fallen in love with Portia, a puritan’s daughter. Filled with wordplay, musical, historical, and Shakespearean references, Something Rotten! is a hilarious celebration of musical theatre with something for everyone.

Something Rotten! is witty, high energy and full of big musical numbers in which Broadway and the Bard hilariously collide.

“Broadway’s funniest, splashiest, slap-happiest musical comedy in at least 400 years…”
– TimeOut NY


January 13
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Court Theatre
36 Clarence Street South
Christchurch, 8024 New Zealand
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