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Unwrapping Christmas - The Odyssey

Unwrapping Christmas - The Odyssey

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When:

  • Fri 20 Dec ’13, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Sat 21 Dec ’13, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Where:

Aotea Square, Queen St, Auckland CBD

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

"I long to reach my home and see the day of my return. It is my never failing wish." -Homer, The Odyssey

An expansive cast of young performers from Auckland and Northland burst onto Aotea square in an epic outdoor visual feast of eclectic story-telling, song, chorus, vehicles, and voices, to bring you a fresh and surprising retelling of Homer’s Odyssey. Audiences will be plunged into a world of angry gods and lustrous goddesses as Odysseus struggles home from the Trojan War.
Expect Northland Youth Theatre’s trademark menagerie of youth, joy, surprise and carnival to provide a unique evening of excitement and intrigue. It’s a story about getting stuck, trying to get home, looking for your parents and meeting your destiny. It’s packed with seductive sirens, many faced beasts, one eyed monsters, capricious gods, shipwrecks, prophecies, battles, muses, feasting, bicycles and BBQs. It’s going to be an Odyssey.

“Energetic, inventive and humorous” - The New Zealand Herald

Concrete Theatre continues our tradition of taking theatre to the people with free performances by a fantastic line up of professional performers in Aotea Square. This year we have three performances a night on Friday and Saturday evenings varying in length between 45 - 60mins running between 5 - 8pm.

Watch jaw-dropping circus feats with Campground Chaos, be amazed by back flips and drum beats from Strike Percussion, be transported with a stunning retelling of Homer’s Odyssey, laugh yourself silly with Double Derelicts and swoon at the harmonious sounds of a Gospel Choir and the National Youth Theatre Company.

Get amongst Summer and celebrate Christmas in Aotea Square

The Edge presents Unwrapping Christmas 2013 with Bandstand Under the Stars, Concrete Theatre, Live at Lunch and Christmas Markets.

Unwrapping Christmas returns to Aotea Square for a second year this December, with theatre, live music, and dancing as we celebrate all that is vibrant and exciting about a Southern Hemisphere Christmas. Unwrapping Christmas will put a spring in your step with its unique blend of free cultural and community experiences and entertainment for all Aucklanders over two weeks, in the lead up to Christmas.

Unwrapping Christmas is all about celebrating Auckland, Christmas and those lazy hazy summer days in the magical lead up to Christmas. Join the dancing, the music, and performance In Aotea Square, it’s all for you.

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