New Zealand Burlesque Festival 24th - 27th August 2017
The three day festival includes a NZ premiere of feature film League of Exotique Dancers, a battle for burlesque supremacy concluding with the crowning of the King & Queen of Burlesque and the final show, Spectacular Tease, which will feature the event's most extravagant performances
24th August - League of Exotique Dancers Premiere 8.00pm
25th August - King & Queen of Burlesque 8.00pm
26th August - Spectacular Tease 8.00pm
Visit the The New Zealand Burlesque Festival Website for more details and information on purchasing tickets or purchase them from the front of house counter at the Vic.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show with Hot & Flustered Shadowcast
Hot & Flustered Shadowcast present The Rocky Horror Picture Show, who perform the cult classic live on stage while the movie plays behind them onscreen.
Tickets: Regular $18.50 Students $15.00
Click Here To Book Your Tickets Friday 1st September 8.30 PM
The Vic will have special screenings of two art films during Artweek Auckland 2017:
Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry (M)
Alison Klayman documents the life and work of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. She showcases his artistic process as he prepares for a museum exhibition, his relationships with family members and his clashes with the government.
Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present (M)
Performance artist Marina Abramovic prepares for a major retrospective of her work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Session times will be available closer to the time. Click here for more information on Artweek Auckland 2017
Mile Twelve - Bluegrass Band - Tickets $25/30
Mile Twelve is a fresh, hard driving young band beautifully walking the line between original and traditional bluegrass. Fast gaining recognition for their outstanding performances in bluegrass and folk circles, Evan Murphy, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Nate Sabat, BB Bowness and David Benedict write captivating songs and daring instrumental pieces from diverse influences.
Albi and the Wolves (pictured below) are opening the show for Mile Twelve! The band members consist of a proud albino front man Chris Dent, Pascal Roggen on the electric fiddle and Michael Young on the double bass. When combined Albi and The Wolves reinvigorate folk in the whole sense with their instrumentation and world-class musicianship.
Click Here To Book Tickets Friday 13 October 2017
Rebellious Australian Tradition. Rattled by the bones of convicts and steeped in campfire smoke, Bush Gothic perform darker, stranger Australian folk. A daring counter-culture folk band, their latest release ‘The Natural Selection Australian Songbook’ was chosen as a runner up for fRoots 2016 Album of the Year, BBC Magazines Best World Music Albums of 2016 with concerts in Australian gaols, rural goldfields and English Cathedrals being reviewed as ‘outstanding’ and ‘mesmerising…utterly riveting’. Bush Gothic assert their rebellious intentions by lovingly re-arranging traditional Australian folk music until the unfashionable is transformed into daring beauty.
The Guardian described fiddle-singer and band leader Jenny M. Thomas as an ‘Edgy rising folk star’ and together with double bassist Dan Witton and drummer Chris Lewis their tours of the UK and have earned them 5 star reviews, sold out London concerts and performances at the most prestigious of arts festivals.
All three members of the band have toured the world with a long list of internationally acclaimed music and theatre ensembles including Circus Oz , Sydney Symphony Orchestra and The Australian Opera but this is the first time they bring Bush Gothic to New Zealand.
'Rescues Australian folk from the world of beards and blue jeans.' The Age
'Extraordinary, even revolutionary. Unforgettable folk.' The Canberra Times
‘A knowing postmodern aesthetic with arrangements that variously soothe, stir and surprise. Bush Gothic dive deep into the Australian national psyche and give its chain a yank’ - Songlines
October 21st 2017 8.00pm Click Here To Book Tickets
Nosferatu (M) with Live Soundtrack by Darryn Harness
The 95th Anniversary Special of Director F. W. Murnau's 1922 classic silent film. The mysterious Count Orlok summons Thomas Hutter to his remote Transylvanian castle in the mountains. The eerie Orlok seeks to buy a house near Hutter and his wife, Ellen. After Orlok reveals his vampire nature, Hutter struggles to escape the castle, knowing that Ellen is in grave danger. General Admisson applies.
Book Tickets Here - Special Screening One Session Only