comedy

British comedian Russell Brand will head to New Zealand for the first time to perform his stand up show I Am a Walrus.

Brand will be in town on Wednesday, November 28 to perform at the Vector Arena.

Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, September 25 at ticketmaster.co.nz or by calling 0800111999 or Auckland (09) 970 9700.

Oliver Goldsmith’s classic comedy of manners, She Stoops to Conquer, tells of the clever schemes and comic ruses that unfold one night at a country house. An ambitious stepmother, impassioned sweethearts, a pragmatic father and a pair of star-crossed suitors are sent spinning through a hilarious comedy of errors by one of the greatest characters of the stage, Tony Lumpkin. In its day, this eighteenth century masterpiece was considered so ‘low’ that it might never have reached the stage. When it was finally produced, it enjoyed immediate and lasting success, breaking the mould with its satirical swipe at polite society. Goldsmith made comedy funnier and more natural than the ‘sentimental’ stuff of his contemporaries – yet his characters burst with warmth as well as great wit. Director Max Stafford-Clark sets the story of the ultimate dysfunctional family in the hinterland of Lichfield. His triumphant production played to great acclaim at the National Theatre, and on tour.

Saturday 15 March, 8.00pm on Arts Channel