The Basement Christmas Show Is Here!

Posted Tuesday 18 Nov 2014

It's that moment you've been waiting for all year - when the Basement Theatre engages the funniest people they can find in their address book to summarise the pop culture highlights of 2014 - in one anarchic festive extravaganza, featuring 50 shameless actors and comedians... and remember WIFT members get a discount so be sure to mention that when you book....


Hauraki Horror

Grab a cocktail, slop on ya SPF50, slap on ya boat shoes and take a Christmas Cruise with the A-list of Auckland society�


It's the party of the year! But when the yacht's billionaire skipper is harpooned by an anonymous assailant, things quickly turn from a who's who to a whodunit. With a boat full of fame-hungry guests, and red herrings around every corner, it's all starting to smell rather fishy - and we're not talking about the seafood buffet. How far will Sally go for a return season of The Ridges? Is there more to Kiri Te Kanawa's feud with Hayley Westenra? Are cracks beginning to show in Jason Gunn and Thingee's "relationship

our hapless heroes, Chris and Tom as they try to unravel the biggest New Zealand scandal since the death of Dr Sarah Potts.


Written by Tom Sainsbury and Chris Parker.


"This is one guilt-free, stress-free seasonal tradition well worth fitting in to this busy time of year."

Frances Morton, Metro Magazine, December 2013


Next Up...


Posted Tuesday 18 Nov 2014

Where would we be without the good folk at Trigger Marketing?  They have yet another giveaway especially for WIFT members...

YOU'RE NOT YOU is in NZ cinemas on December 4, Starring Hilary Swank, Josh Duhamel and Emmy Rossum.

We have 5x double passes to giveaway

Just name the sport Hilary Swank had to get to grips with in her film Million Dollar Baby. Email your answer to with the answer in the subject line by 5 pm Friday 21 November. Winner only notifed.

About the film: YOU'RE NOT YOU tells the story of Kate (Hilary Swank), an accomplished woman in her 30s whose perfectly-ordered life is suddenly upended when she is diagnosed with the devastating and incurable disease ALS. Kate and her husband Evan (Josh Duhamel) must find a full time caregiver to help, and so they meet college student Bec (Emmy Rossum), who has impulsively answered their ad despite her complete lack of experience. Bec is chaos in motion--unable to commit to school, her relationships or her plans for the future. But Kate sees something special in Bec and hires her. Gradually, Kate inspires Bec not to throw her life away, while Bec helps Kate--literally and figuratively--to find her voice and finally live her life to the fullest - the way Kate truly wants. With equal measures of tears and laughter, "You're Not You" explores how these strangers - brought together by the most challenging circumstances - are able to unlock the best in each other.

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